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Shear, Daniel R.



Daniel R. Shear

March 17, 1962 - September 3, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Daniel R. Shear announces his passing on September 3, 2018, at his favorite place, the Mill Creek camp ground, at the age of 56 years. 

A St. Louis-city native, Dan was born in 1962.  He graduated from Lutheran South high school and worked loyally at Concordia Publishing House for 35 years.  Dan served St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church as an Elder.  He enjoyed daily walks with his precious puppy Chloe, watching the Cardinals, fishing, and camping in Arkansas.   

Dan will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 23 years, Peggy Shear; brother Ted (Therese) Shear; brother-in-law Richard Sept, niece Wendy Vlieks, nephew Shawn Sept, five great-nieces and 3 great-nephews.  Memories of Dan will be cherished by his Mill Creek “family” Marie, Ed, Shari, Debbie, Dean, Vickie, and Jerry.

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents Frank and Elsie Shear, in-laws Tommy and Bonnie Jones, and sister-in-law Rose Sept. 


Services: Visitation will be held will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, September 9, 2018, at McLaughlin Funeral Home located at 2301 Lafayette Ave. in St. Louis.  The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2018, at McLaughlin Funeral Home with Reverend David Dittmar presiding.  The burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. at St. Trinity Cemetery, 2160 Lemay Ferry Rd. in St. Louis. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or the Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) Adoption Center, 1705 S. Hanley Rd., St. Louis, MO 63144. 

“As is a tale, so is a life: Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” - Seneca


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