Monday, January 17, 2022

Joanne Shaw, 83, Blooming Prairie

Joanne Syverud Shaw, 83, of Blooming Prairie died on April 23, 2021.

She was born on April 20, 1938.

Joanne is survived by her husband David Shaw, daughter Renae, son Ron, son in-law Gary, daughter-in- law Lonnie. Grandchildren: Brian (Dana), Christopher, Michael (Chrissy), Amy (Jonathan), and Reid; great grandchildren: Haidyn, Eythan, and Grayson.

She was preceded in death by son Randy. 

She also has three siblings: Doris Moe and family, Roger Syverud and family and Janice Kohlrusch and family,  many nieces and nephew. 

She was raised on a farm in Minnesota where she had chores such as gathering eggs, and helping her father drive the horses during haying season in the late forties. Her job was to hold the reins and pull back when her father said "WHOA.”

She was active in 4-H, and was a princess and rode on the float.

Joanne was married on Dec. 16, 1956, and moved to California. On March 7, 1957, they moved back to Minnesota and then to Olympia, Wash., due to the fact David was drafted into the army. Their first son Randy was born in Olympia. They moved back to California in 1958, and Ron and Renae were born.  

She was a hard worker, and had many jobs, from selling Avon, working in a machine shop and other odd jobs before she went to work at Crest Optical, and later became the owner. 

She could remember every person's name and birthday.

She also was very busy with her children's extra activities.  

Everyone that knew her would always comment on her smile and laugh.




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