James “Jim” W. Shaw, 73, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Jim was born on July 28, 1949, in La Porte to Walter and Charlotte (Berg) Shaw.
Jim and his brother, Bill Shaw were the co-owners of Shaws' Auto Service in La Porte. Jim had also worked at Ace Hardware in Michigan City, and most recently Family Express in La Porte. He served his country in the United States Army. Jim was a volunteer with the 4-H Rabbit Club, and known for his delicious rabbit and noodles.
On June 21, 1969, Jim married Carol Smith who survives with their children, Schalonda (David) Pluta of South Bend, Jimmy A. (Deb LeRoy) Shaw of Rolling Prairie; grandchildren, Gregory Shaw, Jaedyn Shaw, Bailey Lyman, Ashton Lyman, Addison Lyman, Whitley Pluta, Waylon Pluta; Deb’s daughter, Sophia; and siblings, Lenore Howard of La Porte, Rowena Meyers of Michigan City, and Robert (Linda) Shaw of Knox. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bill Shaw, and a nephew, Wally Shaw.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jim’s family ℅ Essling Chapel 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana 46350.
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