Friday, January 27, 2017

Webb Shaw’s daughter, 39, passes away

Erica Shaw Sheets, daughter of former BJ newsroom editor Webb Shaw, passed away at the age of 39.

Webb and wife Katie Gaab Shaw live in Fremont, Wisconsin. Webb retired in 2014 after 22 years with J.J. Keller, where he was vice president of editorial resources.

Webb’s father, the late Ohio native and Fremont (Ohio) Ross High football star Bob Shaw, was an all-American end on Ohio State’s 1942 national championship team coached by the legendary Paul Brown, who eventually guided the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL.

Later Bob Shaw was a tight end with the 1949 Los Angeles Rams and was receivers coach with the Baltimore Colts in 1958 when they beat the New York Giants to win the NFL championship in what has been called "The Greatest Game Ever Played."

Bob Shaw – a 10th round NFL pick -- still holds the record for most TD receptions in an NFL game, set in 1950, although Kelllen Winslow and Jerry Rice matched that total in later years.

Bob left the NFL with 12 TD receptions in 1950.

Webb’s mom was Mary, who caught Bob’s eye when she was selling candy as an usherette at the Ohio Theater while the Buckeye players were downtown to watch a movie.

Bob Shaw coached briefly at Cuyahoga Falls High School. He was born in Richwood, Ohio but played football for Fremont Ross High School. If I got it right, Bob played for Fremont in Ohio but his son, Webb, lives in Fremont, Wisconsin. How’s that for a coincidence?

Bob died at the age of 89 in Westerville, Ohio.

Erica’s obituary:

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Erica C. Sheets
TOLUCA - Erica C. Sheets DVM, age 39, of Kiel, WI, died peacefully Thursday, January 26, 2017, at her residence with her family by her side.
Erica was born on September 16, 1977, daughter of Webb and Katie (Gaab) Shaw in Ohio. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 1999. She continued her education at Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 2004 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
On April 1, 2000, she married Steven Sheets in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Erica was employed with the St. Anna Veterinary Clinic, prior to that she was employed with the Kiel Veterinary Clinic as a large animal veterinarian. Erica was a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and American Veterinary Medicine Association.
Erica enjoyed gardening, working with her animals on her hobby farm, running, boating and being active. She had a true love for cows; most of all she loved spending time with her boys and attending all of their activities.

She is survived by her husband: Steve; two children, Ty and Dominick, all of Kiel, WI; her parents, Webb and Katie Shaw, WI; one sister, Lindsey (Dave) Davis, MN; mother-in-law, Elaine Sheets, IL; and one sister-in-law, Karen (Randy) Nenne, IL; three nieces, Clara Davis, MN, Allison Nenne, N.C. and Olivia (Ryan) Stewart, GA. Erica is further survived by other relatives and many friends.
Erica was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Marian Gaab, Robert and Mary Shaw, father-in-law, Jim Sheets and uncle, Jim Gaab.
Funeral Services for Erica will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, January 30, 2017, at Bethlehem U.C.C. (11608 Lax Chapel Road, Kiel). Officiating at the service will be Rev. Rebecca A. Johnston and Randy Koppenhaver with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Bethlehem U.C.C. from 3:00PM until 6:00PM. The visitation will continue on Monday at church from 9:00AM until 10:45AM.
A special thank you to Froedert Medical College, especially Dr. Nirav Shah and his team for the wonderful care given to Erica and her family; and St. Nicholas Hospice for all of the care and compassion shown to the Sheets family.
Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting .
Published in Peoria Journal Star from Jan. 26 to Jan. 28, 2017

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