Michael Gregory Shearer


Michael Gregory Shearer, 79, passed away on May 26, 2021, with his beloved wife by his side. He was born in Duluth, MN on March 19, 1942. Michael was a proud member of the US Navy who served aboard the USS Shangri-La. After moving from Duluth, MN in 1983, he operated heavy equipment for different construction companies in the Phoenix area, retiring in 2007. Mike was a master guacamole maker for family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, telling fishing stories (enhanced, but true), margaritas, woodworking and most of all assisting casinos with paying THEIR electric bills.

Mike was preceded in death by father Mark Shearer (1946), step-father Helmer Hansen (1976), mother Doris Hansen (2005), brother David Hansen (2010), sister-in-law Barbara Hansen (1997), in-laws Stanley (1997) and Rachel (1981) Kendzior, favorite sister-in-law Kathleen Kendzior (2019), brother-in-law Paul Kendzior (2000).

He is survived by his loving wife of 35+ years, Chris Kendzior-Shearer, his four legged feline kids Sammie & Sweetie Pie, brother Gary (Sally) Hansen of Duluth, MN, sister, brother-in-law Steven, daughter and family, many nieces and nephews, dear friends Larry (Eileen) Gilbertson of Superior, Wi, Tommy (Nancy) & Bob (Patty) Saburn of Duluth, MN, Scott (Lisa) Norr & family of Duluth, MN, and Ed (Rita) Yetzer of Medford, MN.

A very special thank you to Scott Norr for making Mike’s final trip to the Beaver River possible.

He will be laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Michael’s name to Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, UT.     What could have been, will never be. 

                     Love, Chris

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