Tom Shannon

Tom Shannon

Tom Shannon


Tom Shannon, 80, of Monticello, formerly of Oxford Junction, died Monday, July 17, 2023, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the Goettsch Funeral Home. Military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Oxford Junction Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oxford Junction Legion. By visiting you may share your thoughts, memories and condolences with Tom’s family and sign the online guest book.

Those left to honor his memory are his wife, Marigene; two sons, Jeffrey (Lisa) and Douglas (Crystal); six grandchildren, Amanda, Garrett, Keannan, Kyler, Kailey and Kaiden; a great-grandchild, Finleigh; his siblings, Connie (Al) Lipka, Norma (Jean), Gibson and Wayne (Gene) Shannon; and a brother-in-law, Paul Behrends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Daniel; siblings, Lorraine, Dorothy, Alice, Donna and Donald; and brother-in-law, Robert Wehling.

Thomas Jay Shannon was born Jan. 11, 1943, at Anamosa, Iowa. He was the son of John and Opal Thomas, Shannon. Tom completed his education at Oxford Junction High School. Tom went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He returned home and married Marigene Wehling on June 27, 1965, at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church rural, Monticello. The couple farmed near Wyoming and Tom also worked at the Iowa Men’s Reformatory. Tom operated TnT Bulldozing for several years before he and Marigene, started trucking over the road for 10 years from 1988 until 1998. Tom then went to work at Crop Production in Wyoming and Farm Service in Onslow. He started trucking again locally in 2009. The couple moved to Scotch Grove for several years, and later moved to Monticello in 2018.

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