Luella Shaw died at Parkview Health Center in Aneta, ND on November 15, 2020.
Luella Betty Fetzer was born in Bismarck, ND February 23, 1933. Her father was Jacob Fetzer (called Jake), and her mother was Martha (Binder) Fetzer both of Tuttle, ND. She grew up amongst many close relatives in the Tuttle community.
She met the love of her life in the third grade when Tommy Shaw moved to Tuttle. He became best friends with her brother, Leland, and Tom and Lu were essentially together from then until Tom died on October 5, 2016. Vernon Thomas Shaw and Luella were married June 19, 1949 in Tuttle, ND. They moved frequently during their years together with Tom’s career in the railroad. She always adjusted and made a lovely home. They enjoyed exploring the areas where they lived, and experienced life in North Dakota, Iowa, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, and Minnesota. They spent their final time together in West Fargo, ND.
Luella found strength and hope in her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior, especially in her final years as a widow living alone. She enjoyed watching Christian ministries on television and listening to the music. She loved animals, flowers, and enjoyed the beauty around her.
Luella is survived by three children: Rodney Shaw (Marilyn), Penelope Paulsberg (Roger), and Cynthia Gust (Gregory); grandchildren: Nicole (Paulsberg) Lindsey (Aaron), Nathan Paulsberg (Christina), Thomas Justin Shaw (Kayla), Aanaleah Townsend (Douglas), Christopher Gust, Bethany Gust, Moriah Gust, and Anna Marie Gust; great-grandchildren: Liam, Henry, and Charlotte Shaw; Brooklyn, Brynn, Meira, and Vaida Townsend; Caden, Breckan, and Teagen Lindsey; Mia, Mason, and Maddox Paulsberg.
Luella was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom; sisters, Bernice TeKippe and Marion Oschner; brothers, Earl Fetzer, and Leland Fetzer; sisters-in-law, Beverly Fetzer (Leland), Margaret (Shaw) Kraft, and Ruth Shaw; brothers-in-law, George TeKippe, Lawrence Oschner, Clifford Shaw, Rueben Kraft, and Albert Swanner.
Service: A memorial service is planned for spring of 2021 in Tuttle, ND.
Interment: Tuttle Cemetery
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