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Shannon, Dennis Gale (1947 - 2021)

SHANNON, SALZ, CASTER, BARRY, GEARHART

Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 4/22/2021 at 18:31:44

Name of deceased: Dennis Gale Shannon

Aged: 74 yrs, 2 mo, 15 days

Residence: Boone, Boone County, IA (formerly of Harlan and Irwin, Shelby County, IA)

Born: Jan. 16, 1947; Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Died: March 31, 2021; Israel Family Hospice House, Ames, Story County, IA

Funeral services: Saturday, April 3, 2021; First United Methodist Church, Boone, IA; graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery, Irwin, IA

Survived by: Wife of 50 years, Diane of Boone, IA; children, Ted Shannon of Des Moines, IA, Jeff (spouse, Heather) Shannon of Olympia, WA, Lindsay Shannon of Naperville, IL, and Chris Shannon of Boone, IA; grandchildren, Kaoula Madrone and Dmitri Marie; brother, Rod (spouse, Noreen) Shannon of Irwin, IA; sisters, Janice (spouse, Maury) Salz of Honey Creek, IA, and Joan Shannon of Des Moines, IA; brother-in-law, Jim Caster of IL; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Gale William and Dorothy Irene (nee Barry) Shannon; infant sister, Bonnie Kay

Education: Graduated from Irwin (IA) High School, Class of 1965. He attended Iowa State Universit, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy in 1969. He studied and received a Master of Science in Agronomy, specializing in soils and irrigation, from South Dakota University, Vermillion, SD

Religious affiliation: Member, First United Methodist Church, Boone, IA

Military service: Member of the Denison, IA and Brookings, SD National Guard, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant

Marriage: Diane Gearhart; March 6, 1971; United Methodist Church, Eagle Grove, IA

Employment: After graduation, he helped his parents farm; in 1986, Denny accepted a position at Iowa State University as Manager of the ISU Research and Demonstration Farms and retired in 2013

Hobbies/Interests: Member, Habitat for Humanity; member, school board at Manilla, IA, serving as president; became a Master Gardener in 1991; was a John Deere guy and was proud to own his dadís restored 1970 tractor

Sources: harlanonline.com; schroederfuneral.com


 

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