Larry C. Shannon, 78, of Geneseo, died at his home Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Memorial services celebrating his life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at First Lutheran Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Arthur Bergren will officiate. Private inurnment will be in North Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church, where military honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post No. 5083. Per his request cremation rites have been accorded. Vandemore Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church.


Larry C. Shannon, 78, of Geneseo, died at his home Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Memorial services celebrating his life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at First Lutheran Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Arthur Bergren will officiate. Private inurnment will be in North Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church, where military honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post No. 5083. Per his request cremation rites have been accorded. Vandemore Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church.

He was born July 11, 1932, in Pierpont, S.D., the son of Clifford and Ruby (Wilson) Shannon. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy/Marines from 1953 to 1957, during the Korean Conflict. He was a graduate of Pierpont High School and later earned his bachelor of science in pharmacy from South Dakota State University. He married Marian L. Sampson Sept. 15, 1953, in Pierpont. He was a pharmacist at Northside Rexall Drug Store, Geneseo, for 30 years. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Shriners KABA, Geneseo Moose Lodge No. 990, and Stewart Masonic Lodge No. 92 AF&AM. He enjoyed taking his 1941 Cadillac to car shows.

Survivors include his wife, Marian; a son and spouse, Tim and Karen Shannon of Geneseo; two grandchildren, Kayla Shannon of San Francisco, Calif. and Elise Wilson of Moline; one great-granddaughter, Nevaeh; a sister, Jean Wood of Mandan, N.D., and a twin brother, Jerry Shannon of Burlington, N.D. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Tammy; a son, Terry, and a brother, Jackie.