Shurer has passed away after battling lung cancer after being diagnosed in 2017. He knew in order to fight this battle he had to face it the same way he would on the battlefield, with bravery, honor, and a love for others. According to his wife Miranda, he used his time between treatments to honor those that are still serving the country. He never lost sight of the meaning of sacrifice and used his time to give speeches at events and organizations. He did not allow himself to be defined by cancer. He leaves behind his wife Miranda, and his two sons to carry on his legacy.