Claude "Dick" Shew, age 84, of Janesville, died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born on September 25, 1928, in Iron Mountain, MI, the son of Claude and Esther (Boehm) Shew. Dick served in the US Navy. He later married Barbara Landsverk in 1951 in Iowa. Dick retired from Gilman Engineering in 1990 as the plant Superintendent. He was a former member of the Masons, VFW, and the Elks, he was an avid woodworker, and enjoyed refinishing furniture, he was known as "The Chair Man."
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; 4 children: Deborah (Gary) Roberts of Janesville, Claudia (Keith) McLaughlin of Janesville, Jacqueline (George) Cronk of North Carolina, Richard (Carol) Shew of Janesville; a son-in-law, Glenn Kramer; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; a sister, Janette (Elmo) Earlywine of Brodhead; many nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter; Janet Kramer, a brother, Ted Shew.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, Janesville with Rev. Jim Melvin officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:00 until the hour of service at the church. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family with the arrangements.
He will always be loved and missed by his family and friends.