Spencer Shaw

In loving memory of Spencer Shaw, age 59, of Silver Lake, WI, who passed away Wednesday June 26th, 2020 at Saint Catherine’s Hospital – Froedtert South due to health complications. Spencer was a loving father to his three sons: Spencer, Sam and Jake, who were the loves of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, Beverly Dean “Bev” and Georgianna Shaw (née Krebs), his Father-in-law Lawrence “Larry” Jarvey, and his beloved dachshund, Salem. Along with his three boys, Spencer is survived by his brothers Greg (Maiko) Shaw and Dennis Shaw, Step-Mother Clarice Shaw, his fiancée Patricia Laverty and his many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Born in Gurnee, IL on July 9th, 1960, Spencer attended Warren High School where he was in the graduating class of 1980. Growing up, he gained a fondness for baseball, and he always remained a die-hard Cubs fan. In the later years of his life, Spencer faced many hurdles, and even with the burdens of daily stress and health complications, he never gave up on living his best life. You could often find him gallivanting around town with his love, Patricia, or snuggled up with his dachshund, Carlos. He and Patty were looking forward to getting married on July 16th, 2020 and continuing onto their honeymoon in Punta Cana.  

Spencer was a hard-working, genuine soul who was always willing to help a person in need, whether it was by opening his home to his close friends and family, helping someone move their heavy belongings or lightening the mood when you needed it the most. You could always count on Spencer to pitch in when needed with no objections. He was the most loving and caring person you could have ever crossed paths with. While he may not have always been politically correct, he never failed to put a smile on your face. Even if you were the butt end of his joke, he always made sure to never end the laugh with hard feelings. 

The impact Spencer has left on the ones he surrounded himself with is astounding. He was a one-of-a kind guy and is well-loved by many people near and far who will miss him immensely. Spencer’s presence will always be with us as he will forever hold an irreplaceable spot in our hearts.

Due to COVID-19, we are postponing any services and will be holding a Celebration of Life on September 19th, 2020 – time and location to be announced. 

Thoughts for Spencer Shaw;

  • Sandy (Bougneit) Messer says:

    What a wonderful write-up. I know his mother (Auntie Georgie to me) was so proud of him and his family. While I didn’t know him well due to early distance in our lives, the times at our family reunions were great getting to visit and catch up with him and his family and brothers. My thoughts and prayers go out to Patty, Greg, Dennis, his children and all who loved him. You will be missed by many cuz.

  • Debbie Ozark Leable says:

    Spencer was only a phone call away if you ever needed him. He was considered family even though he was no relation. He will be missed by many.

  • So sorry for your family’s loss, Spencer was my softball coach for years, also lived in the same neighborhood so I knew all the boys. My heart goes out to the entire family. He was an awesome person to have known❤️rest in peace

  • Rose Wells says:

    Deepest Sympathy for the Loss of your Father. He was a Good Soul and we will all miss him Very Much! Sending prayers for the Family Rest in Peace in Gods arms Spencer. God Bless your Soul!

  • Julie Westbrook Mills says:

    Spencer was such a great guy! He made everyone laugh and I don’t know anyone that doesn’t have a Spencer story. He will be missed by so many people. He was a true friend to so many!

  • Anna Manley says:

    Spencer or “Spenny” as we called him, spent a lot of time at my house in his younger days. He was one of my sons best friends (Ken Sistler) from High School until the day he left us. Always called me “Mama Bear” and my daughter was “Baby Bear” and always ask me an inappropriate question which would make us all laugh. Although I never met his sons, he was deeply loved by our family.

    My deepest condolences to his sons, fiance and family. We will always remember him with a smile.

  • Leonard C.Niemi says:

    To an angel taken too soon! Spencer was/is a great friend and will be sincerely & truly missed! R.I.P. my friend! Always and forever,Spence

  • Brian Carder says:

    You can’t say enough about Spencer he was a man who truely enjoyed life no matter what. He love and always talked about his family. Was proud about how many pianos he could carry. You will be missed but never forgotten brother.

  • Linda Charboneau says:

    I was completely shocked when I was told about Spencer. I immediately had to pass it on to others who knew and loved him. Alot of us know him from working with him at Karnes Music. What a great guy. He was alot of fun and really would do anything for anyone. We are all saddened by his passing. He will be greatly missed. My heart breaks for his loved ones and family. ?❤

  • Anne Charboneau Berger says:

    Spencer was one in a million…. He was a true friend to all that knew him and he always went out of his way to help anyone whenever and wherever he was needed. While working at Karnes Music for several years we all came to know Spencer very well and to love him for the kind soul that he was. I am so saddened by his passing, the world is a sadder place without him. Our very deepest condolences go out to his fiancé, Patty and his 3 boys. We will never forget you, Spencer.
    Anne and Bill Berger

  • Spenny,

    This is a devastating blow to us.

    Barb and I always looked forward to seeing
    you and your special humor and energy you brought
    to any gathering.

    We really loved you and you will be sadly missed.
    Look forward to seeing you again some day.

    Craig and Barb Hunt

  • Spencer you were a part of our Family. My brothers best friend a brother from another mother to us all. Mom loved you like one of her own. You are loved and missed by us all. I know you are in Heaven with cousins Jerry and Danny . Rest in Peace Spencer, God Bless your Soul.

  • This sad news totally caught me off guard and broke my heart. Spencer is my cousin. We last talked a few years ago, and planned on getting together after he took care of some personal matters. I remember growing up and spending time with him, Uncle Bev and Dennis, during the summers. We were always outside playing baseball. Rest in peace. Love ya

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