James Shannon, of Birnamwood, died Friday, March 20, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was 69 years old. He was born on February 11, 1951, in St. Cloud, Minnesota a son of Glenn and Mertle (Marsh) Shannon. He married Shirley Norman on November 10, 1980, at Bessemer, Michigan. She preceded him in death on August 27, 2010.
He served in the United States Army.
Jim drove truck for Krueger and Steinfest followed by working at Kretz Lumber then driving for Northcentral Caravan in Antigo.
He was a member of the Devine-Menting American Legion Post 525.
Jim was a sports enthusiast following the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers. He enjoyed competitive target shooting and golfing.
Survivors include a daughter, Erin Elizabeth (Nicholas) Radtke, Antigo; four Grandchildren, Brynn Brooklyn, Jaiden, and Kenai Radtke; a sister Mary Kay Sinclair, Kallispell, Montana.
In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by his son, Cean; and one brother.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
"Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Jim was a member of our Post 525, Phlox. He was a very active veteran and a Officer for many years. If we can be a part of his celebration of life, feel free to contact us. Terry Depies Adjutant, Devine-Menting Legion Post 525, Phlox, Wi. 715-219-0692"
"So sorry for your loss. Jim was an incredible, fun loving man. Going to miss having a cocktail with him and solving the worlds problem. RIP big Jim"