Obit: Millikin, Shannon Jo (1975 - 2011)


Surnames: Bloczynski, Gilliland, Haugen, Hoyme, Majores, Millikin, Wagner

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, May 05, 2011, online edition

Millikin, Shannon Jo (Denning) (April 21, 1975 - April 30, 2011)

Shannon Jo (Denning) Millikin, 36, of Chippewa Falls, died on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at her home.

She was born on April 21, 1975 in San Diego, Calif., to Barbara (Bloczynski) and Wayne Denning.

They moved from California to Nebraska when Shannon was seven years old. She attended grade school and junior high in Nebraska where she made many lifelong friends.

The family moved to Chippewa Falls in 1987 and Shannon graduated from Chi-Hi in 1993.
Shannon married James Millikin III on July 13, 1994 at Our Hope Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls.

She continued her education at UW-Eau Claire in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse at Luther Hospital, at Sacred Heart Hospital in the emergency room, and as a traveling nurse, mostly in the eastern states.

Shannon loved to travel, go to the movies, scrapbook and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. She lived her life for her family and her children meant everything to her. She will be sadly missed.

Survivors include her husband, Jim, and two sons, Avery and Ashtyn, all of Chippewa Falls; mother, Barbara (Jim Haugen) Denning of Chippewa Falls; father, Wayne (Kari) Denning of Eau Claire; brother, Shayne (Sheena) Denning of Chippewa Falls; paternal grandmother, Lorraine Denning of Chippewa Falls; mother-in-law, Constance (Wayne) Wagner of Withee; father-in-law, James Millikin Jr. of Medford; a step-sister, Tarin (Paul) Gilliland of Eau Claire; her dog, Mila; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Eleanor and Richard Bloczynski; paternal grandfather, Gerald Denning; and aunt, Gerrilynn Majores.

A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls, with Rev. Rick Hoyme officiating

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 28 E. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel of Chippewa Falls is serving the Millikin family.
Visit to express online condolences.



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