Archie R. Shaw, 91, former mayor of Mandan and former State Legislator, died March 9, 2013, at St. Gabriel’s Community, Bismarck. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Charles Heidt as celebrant. Burial will be at Carson Community Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Flasher/Carson American Legion Posts No. 69 and No. 45.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a Catholic Daughters rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by a parish vigil at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
Archie was born Feb. 4, 1922, at Hanks, to Archie M. and Oline (Roberg) Shaw. He was raised and completed his elementary and high school education in Hanks. He received a bachelor of science degree from Minot State University and a master of science degree from the University of North Dakota, in addition to graduate study at the University of Minnesota.
His teaching career began at Makoti, 1941-42. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served in the Asiatic, Pacific and American theaters of operation during World War II. Following the war, Archie resumed his teaching career at Plaza and Beulah. He then came to Mandan, where he spent eight years as high school principal and eight years as superintendent of schools. He retired in 1983.
Archie married Anne Muggli on Dec. 27, 1947, at Carson. They were blessed with four daughters.
Mr. Shaw was elected and served as mayor of Mandan, 1968-72. After retirement, he was elected and served two terms in the state legislature. He was a member of the American Legion, the Elks, Christ the King Catholic Church and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also an honorary member of the North Dakota Association of School Administrators. Besides an interest in government, Archie had an interest in genealogy. He made three trips to Europe to trace ancestors in Scotland and Norway. Other interests included North Dakota history and geography, nature study, athletics and of course his family.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, MaryAnne and David Dyda, Roseville, Calif., Colleen and John Rodman, Colorado Springs, Colo., Elizabeth and Jerry Novotny, Bloomington, Minn., and Helen and Dave Kellogg, Overland Park, Kan.; eight grandchildren, Michael and Helen Dyda, James and Kathleen Rodman, Andrew (Diane) and Sarah Novotny and Elizabeth and Mary Kellogg; one great-grandchild, Emily Novotny; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne; his parents; one sister, Marjorie; and two brothers, Dr. Wesley and Walter Shaw.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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