Obituaries: Shawn Shepard

OTTUMWA – Shawn Brian Shepard, 53, of 1208 W. Williams St., died at 12:20 p.m. May 20, 2017 at his home.

He was born March 21, 1964 in Ottumwa to Byron G. and Leanna K. Schulz Shepard.  He married Angela Marie Bennett  on September 7, 1985.

A 1982 graduate of Ottumwa High School, he was trained in Waste Water Treatment at Kirkwood Community College.

Shawn worked for Hormel and Everco for a short time and for the past 27 years for the Ottumwa Water Pollution Control Facility.

He was a member of Teamsters Local #238.  He enjoyed motorcycle races and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Surviving is his wife, Angela; a daughter, Lacey (Gale) Hopkins of Ottumwa; a son, Codey Shepard of Lafayette, CO; a brother, Martin Shepard of Ottumwa; two sisters, Sherri  Lipp (Kevin Sellars) of Ottumwa and Renette Riccardo of Montezuma.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandmothers, Bessie Shepard and Velda Schulz.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Jeremy Skinner officiating.  Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the family.