Donald J. Shaw

May 14, 1956 - April 11, 2022

Donald J. Shaw


Donald J. Shaw, 65, of Belvidere died April 11, 2022, at home. Born May 14, 1956, in Sycamore, son of Orson A. Jr. and Charlotte V. Shaw. Don was a Belvidere High School graduate, class of 1974, and a masterfully skilled machinist who left his mark on many businesses throughout his career. In his free time, Don loved to attend (and “host”) concerts, travel to various locations to enjoy the outdoors with his family and friends, as well as trips to the range to hone his shooting skills. Don was an avid, captivating storyteller, and an admirably loyal person with a personality simply too big for words.

Don is survived by; his brother, David J. (Elma) Shaw; sister, Carole Shaw Kinney; along with several nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was loved, and will be missed dearly, by his stepdaughter Catherine (Travis) Hornbeck; Grandchildren Ulysses and Dahlia Hornbeck; stepson Mitchell Camp; and numerous lifelong friends.

Don is preceded in death by his parents. 

A memorial gathering will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. To light a candle or leave a condolence, please go to

Service Schedule

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A memorial gathering will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008.

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To our Friend Don, we will miss the Best side of you. Always there to lend a helping hand and you could count on him to get things done. We will miss our times at Christmas when we would go to his Mother Charlotte’s house and exchange gifts. Kip and his Family were always there too ! I won’t miss out arguments over silly stuff, but I will miss Don being there if you ever needed his help. Don, May you Rest In Peace and know we love you and we have a lot of good memories to keep forever and ever. We pray 🙏 for you on your journey to your new home. See you there one day. Love 💕 and hugs forever.

Richard and Joan Anderson 2022-04-23T05:41:27

Everyone ever knowing Don and having him in their life was surely lucky. But it is I who was truly blessed, knowing him his entire life and having a real friend the entire time. Although physically distant from each other for many years, that brought us closer together in real life. I love you and miss you. Thanks. No better brother could there have ever been.

Dave 2022-04-23T02:09:27

Love never Ends. 💗

Leslie Camp 2022-04-22T21:41:56

Don was my cousin. I remember playing in his backyard on that spinning yard contraption that came with swing sets at the time! Don and his brother Dave and my sister Kris and I. We lost touch for the most part after growing up. But I still remember the times that we would see each other. I wish it had been more often! I would have liked to here some of those stories! He was a good soul.

Karen geeve 2022-04-20T11:56:20

With every friend who goes on head the world seems a less filled with joy. Don contributed with a unique sense of humor and a good soul. I will miss listening. Deepest sympathies and prayers

Percy Gordon 2022-04-20T06:42:03

Don will be remembered forever by all!!! A truly great man who enjoyed helping others!

Dan Severson 2022-04-19T11:59:53

I’m so sorry for the family’s loss

Henry Appel 2022-04-18T14:33:30

Sorry to hear condolences and celebrating his life remembering.

Peter Goeser 2022-04-18T14:28:17

It’s hard to believe he’s gone – for some reason I always felt he would live forever. Rest in peace you ornery cuss. I’ll miss you.

Susan Bartelli 2022-04-18T11:40:55

To Don’s Family
So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We had many good times hanging out and when he lived with Chuck and Steve Anderson at the house on Hurlbut. Even though I had not seen him for a while, I will miss our type A arguments about anything and everything if you know what I mean. I always won lol and he loved telling stories.
Rest In Peace Don will miss you

Kristine Tarrant Grooms 2022-04-17T17:16:16

Don was truly one of a kind! I will miss him! Anyone that knew him is better for it. We will all be a little worse for the loss. Regards to the family.

Bill Love 2022-04-17T08:05:46

Rest in peace my friend. We had a lot of good times from kindergarten on up. I have a lot of good memories with you. Till we meet again my friend!

Steve Anderson 2022-04-16T19:52:38


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