Donald E. Shannon, Jr.

September 7, 1974 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 45)


Donald E. Shannon, Jr., 45 of Whiting passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at his residence. Don loved his children, Alexis and Preston Shannon.  He was the beloved son of Kathleen (nee Yager) Shannon and the late Donald E. Shannon, Sr.; brother of Jennifer Shannon; dearest uncle of Katie Shannon, Brandon Harweger, Sammi Hasan, Allia Hasan and Khalid Shannon; many dear aunts, uncles and cousins.  Don was a brother and friend to so many others.

A Memorial Service will be planned for a future date, there was no visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting. Expressions of sympathy may be placed online at

Donald Shannon was born on September 7, 1974 and was a lifelong resident of the Whiting-Robertsdale Community. He attended Whiting High School and Ivy Tech, receiving multiple certifications. Don was a member of the Slovak Gymnastic Sokol, Lodge 269. A talented carpenter and construction worker, Don enjoyed fast cars, motorcycles and hunting. He coached for Robertsdale, Optimist and Hermits Girl’s Softball Leagues and was a faithful dance dad for the Dancers of Promise Competition Team based out of Jane Berland’s School of Dance and Promise Dance Academy. A devoted father, son, brother, uncle and friend, Don will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

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Memorial service will be held at a later date.

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