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Kenneth R. Shaw

Kenneth R. Shaw

December 21, 2019

Kenneth R. Shaw, 79, of New Auburn, WI, passed away peacefully of natural causes on December 21, 2019.

Ken was born in Providence, RI, to J. Howard and Ella (Von Helmot) Shaw on October 26, 1940. He married Vicki Rocholl on July 2, 1960, in Aurora, IL. He worked at Caterpillar for 30 years and had been retired for 30 years this year. Ken was an avid bowler, beer can collector, owner/operator of FretWorks, and K & B Builders.

Ken and Vicki retired to Wisconsin in 1992 after living in Montgomery, IL for 34 years.

Ken is survived by his wife, Vicki; five daughters, Michelle Semetis, Waterman, IL, Deborah Smith, Cumberland, WI, Chris McClimans, Riverton, WY, Betsy Kammerer, Princeton, IL, Jeni Nesseth, Hartsville, SC; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and sister, Bev Johnson of MA.

He is preceded in death, but reunited in heaven with his parents; and brother, David.

A Celebration of Life will be held in June of 2020, at Harris Forest Preserve in Yorkville, IL.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is handling arrangements.


Celebration of Life will be held in June of 2020, at Harris Forest Preserve in Yorkville, IL.


  • Doris Benter Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We have many good memories of our times together. Wishing you "Peace" in the New Year.

    December 29 at 5:09pm

  • Kristine & John Metcalf So sorry to hear about Ken. Appreciated him as a neighbor and his help with replacing our cabin floor. May memories bring you comfort and peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    December 27 at 11:20pm

  • Arick and Connie Hi Vicki,

    Arick and I were so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. We always so enjoyed his quick wit and rye sense of humor and we always looked forward to seeing both of you when we were at the lake. His laugh will be long-remembered as will his skills with any construction project that he under took. He was a very talented man.

    Our sincerest sympathies,
    Connie and Arick

    December 27 at 7:01pm

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