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Paul Harry Shearer

August 13, 1929 - April 26, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Paul Harry Shearer

Paul Harry Shearer

Born: August 13, 1929
Died: April 26, 2020
Age: 90

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     Paul Harry Shearer, the son of Elmer Glade and Rose Mae (Cannon) Shearer, was born on August 13, 1929, in Bedford, IA. He grew up on a farm in Taylor County and attended school in Blockton where he graduated. Following high school, he entered into the military on January 16, 1951, serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on October 21, 1952. He then transferred to the Army Reserves serving until April 8, 1957. Following his military service, he worked for the Railroad, and then Northwestern Bell and later AT&T as an Installation Supervisor. He retired in 1989 after 37 years of service.

     On December 5, 1964, he married Roberta LaBrant in Spencer, IA. The two met each other when they worked at Northwestern Bell. His job took him to several communities and eventually they settled in Spencer. Paul enjoyed golfing and would set up golf groups for Wednesday and Saturday at the Spencer Country Club. He liked to goose and pheasant hunt, work in the yard and attend his grandsons sporting events. He was a Hawkeye fan, liked to play cards and winter at his home in Arizona. Paul loved being a grandfather, spending most of his time with his family, friends and his cat, Chloe.

     Paul passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020, in Mesa, AZ, at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Alene Kangas and his son-in-law, Tim Radke.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Roberta, of Spencer, IA; his daughter, Paula Radke of Alta, IA; his grandsons: Nick Radke of Alta, IA ( Stephanie Stange) and Ryan Radke of Alta, IA (Courtney Paulsen); his brother, Don Shearer of Ladysmith, WI; his twin sister, Pauline Livingston of St. Louis, MO; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Private graveside services are planned at this time. There will be a public memorial service at a later date.
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 2:56 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Please know our thought and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
- Nancy Stephens
Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 1:50 PM
“Roberta, Paula and family,
We are so sorry to hear that Paul has passed away. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord bless you with comfort and peace at this difficult time. Paul will be missed!!!”
- Jeannie & Les Swenson
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Will miss watching Paul out in his yard. Thinking of you during this difficult time.”
- Holly Drees
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 2:41 PM
“Roberta, Paula and family... our deepest sympathies. Paul was a wonderful guy and I know how much you will miss him.”
- Deb and Dave Woodcock
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 6:42 PM
“Roberta, Paula and family: So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Thinking of you and sending our sincere condolences. May the Lord strengthen you at this difficult time and bless you with peace and comfort. Love and hugs”
- Sharon & Leo Matthews
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 2:54 PM
“Roberta - We are so sad to learn of Paul's passing. So sorry this has occurred during the pandemic. I pray there are some blessings in disguise with that. So glad the two of you made it to Arizona this pasted winter as I recall that was what Paul wanted. I hope he had some good days during your stay. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Tricia Pierson
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 10:11 AM
“Roberta and Family: My condolences to all of you. What a gentleman Paul was. We talked and played alot of golf together, he was a joy to be with.I always called him the commissioner because he ran our golf group at SGCC. So Commissioner, R.I.P, you will be missed!”
- larry Rupert
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 9:26 AM
“Bobby, Paula and Family: Losing the patriarch is hard. May God walk with you and give you strength during this difficult time. ”
- Myra Coover
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 9:11 PM
“What a nice man Paul was! I remember how welcoming he was to Don when we moved to Spencer and joined SGCC! Blessings to your family and deepest sympathies to Paul's family”
- Kay Wilson
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 9:11 PM
“So sorry to hear about Paul. Sending good thoughts and hugs to you and your family at this difficult time!
- Sherry Spencer
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 1:39 PM
“Roberta and Family,
We were so sorry to here about Paul.
We have not seen you guys for quit a while.
But we did always enjoy visiting with you when we saw you at the club.
Know we are thinking of you all at this sad time.
Love and prayers,
Roger and Jackie
- Jackie Mann
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 11:22 AM
“So very sorry to hear about Paul ! Been waiting for you two come home Neighbor - Many prayers are with you and your family God bless you take care if you need anything just call or come over”
- Shirley dykshoorn
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