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Stephen R. Shaw

March 13, 1956 ~ September 26, 2017 (age 61)

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September 30, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Kaniewski Funeral Home
3545 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628

Funeral Service
September 30, 2017

2:00 PM
Kaniewski Funeral Home
3545 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628


Highland Cemetery
2257 Portage Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46616

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Tooele, Utah

Stephen R. Shaw (61) passed away on early Tuesday morning, September 26, 2017 in his home in Tooele, Utah surrounded by his loving family. Steve was born on March 13, 1956 to James H. and Elizabeth I. Shaw in South Bend, Indiana. He is survived by his sons, Kyle Christopher (Kelsey) and Matthew James Otis Shaw. He was a wonderful grandfather to Addison, Brooklyn, and Kayleigh Shaw. Steve is also survived by his mother, Betty, sisters Linda Shaw (Jeff Bakken) of Minneapolis, Cynthia Misener (David) of South Bend, Karen Hurtekant of Elkhart, and his brothers, James (Lynda) of South Bend, and Kevin (Lorrie) of Watertown, South Dakota. He was an incredible uncle to 17 nieces and nephews. Steve is also survived by his ex-wife, Crystal, and dozens of cousins.

Steve was a 1974 graduate of LaSalle High School where he played golf and football, and attended trade and technical schools to further his education. After high school, he moved to California in search of his dreams. Steve returned to South Bend and found to be successful, he needed to be a hard worker. He worked in the heating and air-conditioning field in South Bend for several years before relocating his family to Stansbury, Utah, in 1992.

He was a machinist for several firms until he retired six years ago due health reasons.

Steve learned golf from his father at an early age and spent much of his free time playing. He also enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and loved the mountains of Utah. He was a passionate, life-long fan of Notre Dame and liked spending time reading or on the computer.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Kelsey Shaw for all the countless hours of taking care of Steve and making sure he could stay at home for his final days. They would also like to thank all the staff at Rocky Mountain Hospice in keeping comfortable and to Mr. Cole Houghton at Tate Mortuary in Tooele.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, September 30 at 2 pm at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN with visitation an hour before the service. Burial will take place on Monday October 2, 2017 in Highland Cemetery at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kaniewski Funeral Home to help defray expenses of bringing Steve home to his final resting place.


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