GARDEN PRAIRIE – Shannon Donald Reeves, 42, of Garden Prairie and formerly of Huntley, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, of injuries suffered in an ATV accident in Montana.
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Shannon was born Aug. 3, 1970, in Elgin, the son of the Donald and Barbara (Harris) Reeves. Shannon was a graduate of Warren Township High School.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Merryman Excavating Co.
Shannon also was a member of the Local 150 union of heavy machine operators. He enjoyed hunting, ice fishing and spending time with his boys.
Shannon was a joyful and happy person who could light up a room. Shannon worked hard and never gave up on any project he started. He played hard, too, and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Reeves; sons, Andrew Reeves, Jakob Reeves, Mitchell Reeves and Hunter Reeves; former wife, Dayna Reeves; sister, Sherry (Harold) Wiese; grandmother, Doris Harris; stepmother, Linda Reeves; stepbrothers, Daniel and Dwyane Krenzelok; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald, who passed away July 24, 2012; and his sister, Candace, who died in 1968.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home in Huntley.
A funeral service to celebrate Shannon's life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the funeral home. His uncles, Darryl Reeves and Clayton Harris, will officiate.
Burial will be in Huntley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Shannon Reeves Memorial Education Fund for his boys.
For information, call the funeral home at 847-515-8772. Online condolences may be directed to defiorejorgensen.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on August 21, 2012