Shannon, Josette M.
November 7, 1928-
July 23, 2013
Josette M. Shannon (nee: Eichstedt) a long-time resident of Stevens Point passed peacefully on July 22, 2013 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, MN.
Josette was an honored wife, loving mother, successful businesswoman, caring sibling and valued friend. Josette grew in Random Lake, WI, graduated from Port Washington High School and attended the University of Wisconsin before marrying her husband, John E. Shannon, Jr. (Jack) in 1951. Jack and Josette moved to Stevens Point in 1951 and lived there for 60 years until moving to Burnsville, MN, recently. Josette and her dear friend, Joanne Riordan (Mehlberg) owned and operated the Treasure Chest Gift Shops in Stevens Point for many years. Josette is survived by her husband, Jack, her four children; Jane M. Gardinier, John G. Shannon (Constance), Robert J. Shannon (Ann) and William J. Shannon (Cindy) and her eight grand-children, Elizabeth Kassera, Matthew Kassera, Nicholas Gardinier, Andrew Shannon, Michael Shannon, Parker Shannon, Carson Shannon, Mason Shannon and her great grand-daughter Kassera I.(Kit) Thomas.
A service in celebration of her life will be held on Monday July 29, 2013 at 4pm the White Funeral Home 12804 Nicollet Ave. in Burnsville, MN. A gathering of friends and family will occur there one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, a gift in her name to your favored charity would be greatly appreciated.