Obit: Shannon, Joyce P. (1931 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bennett, Byram, Emerson, Laabs, LaCoursiere, Lang, Peppel, Shannon, Stack, Thums, Yanko

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 7/09/2015

Shannon, Joyce P. (LaCoursiere) (12 MAY 1931 - 5 JUL 2015)

Joyce P. Shannon, 84, died Sunday, July 5, at Aspirus Nursing & Rehab in Medford where she had resided for the past eight months, surrounded by her loving family and recently under the care of Hope Hospice.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Community United Church of Christ in Medford with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating. Burial will take place at Medford Evergreen II Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9 at Community United Church of Christ in Medford.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons Randy, Steve, David & Darby Shannon, Craig Lang, Bryan Thums and Jeff Yanko. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

Joyce was born on May 12, 1931 in Yakima, Washington to Adolph J. and Marion J. (Peppel) LaCoursiere. On June 11, 1949 in Minneapolis she married Eldon E. Shannon Jr. and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1986.

Joyce worked for Gruener Bakery in Medford for 20 plus years. She then worked for Hurd Millwork Corp. office as a custodian for a number of years. Joyce was a caring babysitter for many local children. She enjoyed bowling, going to the casino, fishing, crafts, attending church and she was an avid Packers fan. Joyce loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Community United Church of Christ, Medford.

She is survived by her children, Randy (Joan) Shannon, Danny (Joyce) Shannon and Pamela Shannon all of Medford; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Shannon of Medford; sisters, Claudia (Bruce) Bennett of Duluth, Minn. and Ada (Richard) Byram of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Vern Shannon in 2011, a brother Robert LaCoursiere and sisters Jean Stack and Lorraine Emerson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Joyce’s family to be designated at a later date.

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