Robert A. Shannon
Robert A. “Bob” Shannon, 88, Plover, died Saturday, Jan. 21,
2017, at the House of the Dove in Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,
Jan. 27, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with the Rev. Edward
Shuttleworth officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Friday until
A memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Shannon was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Stevens Point, a son
of the late Emil and Ruth (Strong) Shannon. He graduated from P.J Jacobs High
school in 1946.
He entered the U.S. Army Sept. 25, 1948, in Stevens Point.
He served for almost four years during the Korean War. He was in the First
Calvary Division, 7th U.S. Calvary Regiment. He attained the rank of sergeant first
class. During this time he received the Occupation Medal (Japan), Combat
Infantry Badge, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Badge and Korean
Service Medal with 5 bronze service stars. He was honorably discharged June 5,
He was a member of American Legion Plover Post 543.
He was married to Joan Adams Sept. 13, 1954, at St.
Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover.
He worked at Consolidated Papers, Biron Division, for 41
years, and retired as a supervisor in 1988.
After retirement he and his wife spent summers up north at
their campsite in Minocqua and their winters in Mesa, Ariz.
In May 2013, he went on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.,
accompanied by his son Mark.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Joan; three children,
Mark (Judy) Shannon, Cori (Gunnar) Hedman and Kim (Sean) Gullickson; one sister,
June Holtz, Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Ray
Adams, Stevens Point; and one sister-in-law, Janet Shannon, Tomahawk.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, La Verne and
Ronnie; two sisters, Lorraine and Bonnie; and one brother-in-law, Hal Holtz.