James Patrick Aloysius Shannon, III


James Patrick Aloysius Shannon III, 68, born May 3, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri, surrounded by his children.

Longtime resident of Lauderdale Lakes in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Jim loved spending time at the lake, especially with his big Irish family and his jet boat. A retired, independent sales representative and former, commissioned, 1st Lieutenant in the US Army, he is preceded in death by his parents, James and Catherine (Hannagan), his sister Cathleen (Mohamed Sweidan), and his daughter, Christen. He leaves behind three daughters, Carol (Jeff Gitlin), Catherine, & Cailan, three grandchildren, Chase, Jenna, & Michaela, five siblings, Raymond, Patrick (Merrilee), Robert (Nancy), Mary, & Joanne (Tom Kearin), and six nieces and nephews.

Jim was a champion of legal and social justice; his magnificent laugh was matched by the size of his heart; and he was, and forever will be, thought of as the most incredible dad, brother, uncle, and friend.

Services to be held Friday, July 15, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 107 W. Walworth Street,  Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 53121. Memorial Celebration to follow from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Monte Carlo Room, 720 North Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road., Kansas City, Missouri 64145.

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  1. Chris Shannon on July 6, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I am indeed sorry to learn of Jim’s passing, especially before the 50th reunion of the class of 1966. Jim was an incredibly hard working guy that took most things very seriously. May you all keep his memory in your hearts and minds, and talk about the good times you all shared. It will bring you closer together. Jim would have wanted that.
    God bless you all!
    Chris Shannon

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