Leroy Shannon, 77, of Independence passed away Monday October 14, 2019. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM–1:00 PM on Saturday October 19, 2019 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein. Memorial services will then begin at 1:00 PM. Inurnment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Hazleton. A memorial fund has been established.
Leroy Charles Shannon was born April 30, 1942 on the family farm in Independence to parents Paul and Alta (Ohl) Shannon. He attended country school in Buchanan County. On October 26, 1968 he was united in marriage with Bertha Necker in Wisconsin. He was a longtime farmer and had worked at Iowa Ham and also operated a mobile mixer mill grinding feed.
Leroy loved to be a farmer; on a tractor, in the combine, in the field. He was the caretaker of his mother for many years. He loved his cats; George and Sugar were the pride of his life, and of course, so were his two children Angie and Andy! Leroy was well liked by his many friends and family. He will be dearly missed by them all.
Left to celebrate Leroy’s life are his children: Angela Shannon of Independence and Andy Shannon of Oelwein; his grandchildren: Brittney (Matt) Baerg of Oelwein and Zach Shannon of Oelwein; his great-grandchildren: Emma and Brantley Baerg; his siblings: Alice Brown of Waterloo, Helen Welsch of Brandon, Cecil Shannon of Oelwein, Clarence (Alice) Shannon of Fairbank and Joyce Leninger of Evansdale; and his many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Bertha; his siblings: Virginia Lumsden, Betty Lenihan, Marshall Shannon, Duane “Red” Shannon, Howard Shannon and Robert Shannon in infancy.