Kirk Shearer

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Kirk Rockne Shearer, 69, of Elkader, went to heaven Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha. A Celebration of Life service was held from 6 to 7p.m. Saturday, August 29, at Palisades-Kepler Park in Mount Vernon. Burial will take place at a later date.

 Kirk was born April 3, 1946, and is survived by his children, Ki (Erin) Shearer, Kristian (Brodie) Shearer; one grandson, Liam Shearer; sister Jacqueline (Bill) Paeth; brother, Kim (Dixie) Shearer; and many nieces and nephews.

 Kirk was preceded in death and well received by his mother and father, Evelyn and Joseph Shearer and his sister, Linda Jones.

 Kirk was a strong Christian man who loved and cared greatly for his family.  He was passionate about cultivating and growing bonsai, and teaching others about the art form.  He believed in being a good steward of the blessings God had given him and saw God’s beauty in everything.

 After serving honorably in the United States Navy, Kirk spent his 35-year career traveling the world with Universal Engineering.  In retirement he started a small shop, The Forest Connection, in McGregor, Iowa, after which, he remained active in the bonsai community, was a wood worker, and an artist.

 In lieu of flowers please direct donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion.  

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