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Virgil S. Mears
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Obituary for Virgil S. Mears

Virgil S. Mears, age 86 of Shakopee, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at All Saints Senior Living.
Virgil was born on March 19, 1931 in Park Rapids, Minnesota, the son of Archie and Frances (Noland) Mears. He married Carol Johnson on December 26, 1951 in Dorset, Minnesota.
Virgil served four years in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He then attended Bemidji State University and worked as a teacher, then principal in the Shakopee district. He retired as the assistant superintendent, making a large impact on expanding the Shakopee school district during his tenure. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Police Commission and Shakopee Rotary Club and served as a past District Governor. He was also involved with the Planning Commission, during which Valley Fair, Murphy’s Landing and the growth in the industrial park came to Shakopee. Cars were a passion of his and he enjoyed driving around and traveling. Virgil enjoyed fishing, boating, woodworking, playing golf and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings. He was also a very active member in the church.
Virgil is survived by his loving wife, Carol; children, Merry (Scott) Theis, Steve (Marlene), Selves (Sheila) Olson; grandchildren, Noah, Josh and Rachel Theis, Bethany (Nick) Jaeger, Alyssa (Corey) Elliot, Chris (Sarah) Olson, Erin (Matthew) Jansen, Emily (Michael) Musselman; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Calvin Jansen, Leo Musselman, Ryan Jaeger; brother, Lee (Dee).
Preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Frances; grandson, Jonathon Marschall Olson; brothers, Joseph and Paul.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Francis Hospital, Grace Hospice and most especially the wonderful staff at All Saints, who have become like a family to us.


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Visitation

Sunday

14

Jan

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
King of Glory Lutheran Church

2488 East Vierling Drive
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

Visitation

Monday

15

Jan

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
King of Glory Lutheran Church

2488 East Vierling Drive
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

Service

Monday

15

Jan

11:00 AM
King of Glory Lutheran Church

2488 East Vierling Drive
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

Officiating is the Reverend Brett Boe. Military honors will be provided by the Shakopee Veteran’s Honor Guard. Private interment in the spring.


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King of Glory Lutheran Church

2488 East Vierling Drive
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379
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