Robert “Ed” Shearer | The Gazette

Robert “Ed” Shearer

Columbia, MO

Robert Edwin “Ed” Shearer, 92, of Columbia, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at Boone Hospital. A celebration of Ed’s life is planned for this summer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Details will be updated as they become available.

Ed was born on July 4, 1931 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Graydon Shearer and Eva Marie (Burns) Shearer.

Ed had a career at Square D, where he made many lifelong friendships. He enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, spending time at the cabin and with his grandchildren. He loved traveling, going on cruises and eating good food. He loved country music all his life and in his later years, under the influence of a friend, he also began to appreciate classical music.

Ed is survived by Marlene Haugen, his significant other of more than 25 years, his children Sheryl Hasson; Jim (Betty) Shearer; Deb Hyke; Karen Brown and their mother: Loretta (Foubert) Shearer; one sister: Linda (Lee) Thompson; a beloved kitty: Kara and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ed also had bonus family Shelly Sappington (Keith) and Lisa Mantia (Jim). He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter.

Memorials in Ed’s honor may be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society.

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