Obit: Shannon, Howard J. "Bud" (1929 - 2008)
Contact: R. Lipprandt
Surnames: Brown, Dix, Graff, Lenihan, Ohl, Shannon, Underwood, Welsh, Zieser
----Source: The Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Vol. 48, No. 39, Wednesday, September 24, 2008, page 16
Shannon, Howard J. "Bud" (October 25, 1929 - September 20, 2008)
Howard J. "Bud" Shannon, 78, of the town of Hull in Marathon County, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008 at his residence.
Howard was born October 25, 1929 in Fairbank, Iowa to Paul and Alta (Ohl) Shannon.
He attended a country school in Buchanan County, Iowa until the 8th grade. After that he continued to help with the farming chores on his father’s farm. On Nov. 25, 1952 Howard entered the Army and served his country in the Korean War. He was assigned to an engineering division during the war and worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was honorably discharge from the Army on Sept. 15, 1954.
On Oct. 25, 1955 he married Rosalyn Zieser in Independence, Iowa. After his marriage to Rosalyn, Howard returned to farming in Iowa and raised their family there. He was also employed at John Deere Manufacturing located in Waterloo, Iowa. In 1976 they moved to the town of Hull in Marathon County where he continued to farm until his retirement in 2001.
Earlier in life, Howard enjoyed play piano and working on car motors. Later in life, Howard enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and occasionally loved to gamble and give "lady Luck’ a try at the various casinos.
Howard is survived by his former wife, Rosalyn, Unity; his children, Timothy (Nancy) Shannon, Colby, Brian (Jenny) Shannon, Independence, IA, Maureen (Jack) Graff, Stetsonville, Laureen (Darrell) Underwood, Colby, Jeffrey (Jessica) Shannon, Colby and Peter Shannon, Colby; eight grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. Howard is further survived by his siblings, Alice Brown, Independence, IA, Helen Welsh, Brandon, IA, Betty Lenihan, Priceton, IL, Cecil Shannon, Oelwein, IA, Clarence (Alice) Shannon, Fairbank, IA, Leroy (Bertha) Shannon, Independence, IA and Joyce (Arnie) Leininger, Waterloo, IA. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends
Tentative funeral services for Howard will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford, Wis. Rev. Kenneth A. Dix will preside.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home in Abbotsford, Wis. Commital services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 27 in St. Athanasius Cemetery in Jesup, Iowa with military honors provided.
Paid obituary 39-87452
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