Martin J. "Marty" Shannon

Published On: Nov 22 2013 06:41:13 AM CST

MADISON-Martin J. “Marty” Shannon, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at Meriter Hospital.

He was born on Sept. 9, 1940, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Martin and Bridie (O’connell) Shannon. He married Sandy Whisenant, the love of his life on Aug. 9, 2008 in Madison, WI. After graduating High School in Chicago, Marty received a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Joseph’s in Chicago and went on to receiving a Master’s Degree from Notre Dame. Marty worked for the State of Wisconsin Department of Work Force Development for 41 years. After retiring, Marty enjoyed planting flowers and listening to Irish music. He attended monthly meetings with friends for web designing and he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy of 5 years; children, Michael (Lorelei), Kathy (Matt Frank) Shannon, and Patty (John) Bakke; three granddaughters, Tegan, Karissa, and Anya; and brother, Mike Shannon. Marty was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Marty will be laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Park following the service. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday.

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Dr.
(608) 221-5420