Michael A. Shaw, 64, Junction City, a former owner of Central State Roofing, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at his home following a brief illness.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher. Burial with full military honors will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Monday until the Mass.
A memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Shaw was born May 6, 1947, in Windom, Minn., a son of the late Lloyd and Clara Shaw. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to a farm near Bertha, Minn. He attended Maple Leaf country school and graduated from Bertha-Hewitt High School.
He volunteered for Army duty during the Vietnam War, completing basic training at Fort Campbell, Ky. Advanced training took place at Fort McClellan, Ala. Deployment to Vietnam took place Dec. 31, 1967. As a sergeant E5, he earned the Combat Infantry Badge, the National Defense Medal, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and Air Medal (1st Cavalry Division, 25 Combat Missions). His tour of duty ended Dec. 31, 1968.
He was married to Connie Fosteson in Wadena, Minn. They later divorced.
Moving to Wisconsin in 1975, he worked for Commercial Roofing Co. in Plover.
He was married to Cynthia Smith. They later divorced.
He then owned Central State Roofing, later worked for Lakes Gas, and then ended his working days with Central Home Improvement, retiring in 2009.
He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a life member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 30 and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include two sons, Christopher (fiancée Gina), Junction City, and Shane, Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Candi (JP) Mills, Milladore, and Sandy Shaw, Las Vegas, Nev.; three brothers, Doug (Sherri) and Bill (Jean), both of Bertha, Minn., and Greg (Pam), Largo, Fla.; and three sisters, Mary (Wayne) Herzog, Plover, Kathy (Scott) Oines, Park Rapids, Minn., and Vicki Kapphahn, Hoffman, Minn.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Duane, Lawrence and Tommy; and two sisters, Juanita Quigley and Joan Kay Shaw.