- 36 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 19, 1974
- Date of passing: Dec 16, 2011
|Let the memory of Shawn be with us forever|
Shawn M. McFarlane, 36, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Bancroft and Emerson, Nebraska died at his home in Austin following a brief illness. Funeral services for Shawn will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bancroft; Fr. Paul Ortmeier will be officiating. The visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the church in Bancroft. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday evening. Burial will follow lunch at St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in West Point, Nebraska.
Shawn was born on December 19, 1974 in West Point, Nebraska, the son of Michael and Marlene (Hagedorn) McFarlane. He grew up in Bancroft, and was baptized at St. Mary's Caholic Church in West Point, NE and confirmed at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Shawn graduated from Bancroft – Rosalie High School in 1993. After graduation he worked in Lincoln, Nebraska at Meginnis Ford. Shawn later moved to Emerson, Nebraska, where he helped his father at Mikes Foodtown. He moved to Chadron, Nebraska for a short time, before moving to Austin, TX, where he was a sales manager at Mac Haik Auto. Shawn had a passion for the Dallas Cowboys, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Kansas City Royals, Golfing, Cars and especially fishing.
He is survived by his parents Mike and Marlene McFarlane of Emerson, Nebraska; a sister Staci Kiser of Lincoln, Nebraska; a special friend and her daughter Jennifer and Cadyn Lersch of Fort Worth, Texas; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.
Shawn was preceded in death by his grandparents Wallace and Mildred McFarlane, Casper and Clara Hagedorn, and an uncle Cappy Hagedorn
"Merry Christmas Shawn. I just know you were with us today...in Spirit maybe but WITH us!! We had a Wonderful Christmas with Staci, Shaun, Bailey, Hanna, Manny, Amy, Corey, Madison, Davida, Patrick & Lina. How you would have love to meet them all and they would love you. We miss you so much every single day and we LOVE you Forever! Please keep watching over us all!!!!! Tell everyone HI & Merry Christmas for us too until we see you all again!!
Dad & Mom Dad made some AWESOME steaks for dinner!!;o)"
"Happy Birthday. 5 years...can't believe it. You would think it would be easier but whoever said that LIED!!! Day after day, just can't stop thinking of you and wishing you were here!!:o( We know you're in the best place ever but we still miss you so badly it hurts. Please keep watching over us. We LOVE you SO much!! Dad & Mom"
"Hi again, notice what time of year it is?? Yeah, we should be again planning our TX Thanksgiving trip!! But once again we're not!!:o(
Thank God for Cory, Amy & Maddie. They have us all for Thanksgiving and we're surrounded with "Family". It's not the same as spending it with you but it sure is nice to have them care so much!!:o) I hope they know how much they're loved. We went to WP to decorate your grave and Grandpas, Grandmas, Uncle Cap, Uncle Irvie's and Uncle Davids too yesterday. Hope ya'll like it!!:o) Missed seeing Staci for dinner tho. What a blessing when we get to see her most everyday. Wish we could see her and the family everyday!! But we take what we can get!! haha
We also got to spend time with Nancy, Jeremy & kids and Jessi and kids last weekend. That was such a treat!!! Sure do miss them. Ok, gotta get some dinner started. Just wanted to tell you how much we LOVE you and MISS you!!!! Mom & Dad
Tell everyone HI and we love them & miss them too! HAPPY THANKSGIVING Shawn!!!!"
"Hi Shawn, guess what....it's Nov again and we're SUPPOSE to come see you!!!!:o( Why isn't it getting easier?? Every nite is awful. Daytime not as bad. We get to see Staci which helps so much!!! Not sure what we'd do without her, Shaun & the kids! We miss you so much it still hurts like crazy!!! We LOVE you FOREVER!!!! Dad & Mom"
"Hi Shawn, It's been awhile since I've written but not because we quit thinking of you or missing you because we do EVERYDAY!! It's still so hard here on earth without you. You're ol' Mom is just getting lazy I guess!!;o) You've been getting a lot of company up there in heaven lately. Wow. Ya'll must be having some big reunion. Staci & Shaun took us to the State Fair Sunday. What a FUN time that was. Thank God for them. And cousin Patty came down and we went and painted again. I did perty darn good this time if I do say so myself. Patty helps me thru these sad times too. I'm so happy we have such good friends & family. We were in Thurston at Rick & Babe's annual fish fry and this weekend we'll go up for Watermelon Days. Always love visiting them! Sure do MISS you. That will NEVER end I know. We LOVE YOU so much!!!!! Dad & Mom"
"Hi again, missed that Happy Anniversary call. I just wish it would get easier but we just miss you so much. You must be so happy tho so we'll just try harder. So how's your Uncle David?? Did you meet him at the gate? I'm sure you did and Gwenny thinks so too. How about Leora? Remember all the treats she use to make just for you and Staci? What a good lady she was. Dad and I are watching the Royals. Well, I've been. Dad's been sleeping awhile. haha His leg is getting better but I'm sure you know that cuz I know you're looking after him/US!! Shaun, Staci and the kids are camping. Did you know your sister loves camping? She sure doesn't take after ME!!;o) Watch over them too please. Well, I'm going back to the game. Just wanted to tell you again how much we LOVE you and MISS you!!!!! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn, Just told Larry Happy Birthday. I'm sure you're at his Party!!
Keep watching over Dad please. His surgery went well but he sure is getting antsy not being able to get out and about. He's not use to this as you well know. haha I don't know what we'd have done without Staci & Shaun. Staci was with me the whole time Dad was in the hospital. Her and Shaun got me/us thru it. She even stayed overnite with me. Yeah, I'm still a scardy cat!!!! haha We miss you so much. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you. Please keep watching over us all down here. Tell everyone HI please. Love you FOREVER!!!! 'Til we see you again...Mom & Dad"
"Hi again Shawn, will we ever stop missing you? Nope, perty sure we won't!! Day after day we think of you. Not a day goes by that we don't. I'm so HAPPY we get to see Staci almost everyday. Seeing her and her family helps a lot! Watch over Hanna ok?! As I'm sure you know...she broke her collarbone, just like her Uncle Shawn!! Hope you can keep her safe so she doesn't do what else you did when you had to have that body cast!!!;o) Oh and please watch over Dad. He has to have surgery on his leg again. Ask Jesus to please guide that Drs. hands when he does his work! Thanks!! Oh how I wish you were here. I'm so glad I have Babe to talk to since she know's what we're going thru. She lost her son Joe awhile back too. We help each other!!
Ok, better sign off and get ready for bed. We love you so much forever and miss you always!!!!!! Tell everyone HI and we love them!!!!!"
"Hi Shawn, Yep, still missing you!!! I'm sure that will never go away!:o(
But we have many great memories which makes it easier but sometimes harder too. Again we won't get to hear your voice on Easter Sunday!:o( We're spending the day with Staci, Shaun, Tom, Patty, Davida & Lina. We're also going to stop and see you. AND we're even going to get the Christmas flowers off and put Spring back on your grave!!!:o) I sure wish we could ALL be together again but I'm sure that day will come eventually and we'll all be with you in the BEST place ever. So just keep watching over us until we see you again!! We Love you so much and always will!!!! We think of you everyday and miss you so so much!! With lots of LOVE, Mom & Dad Oh and watch over Rick too please. He's having surgery this morning!!!"
"Hi Shawn, Sure am missing you!!!:o( I've been waiting for your phone call since Liz said Happy Birthday this morning!!!! I actually forgot what today was!! Does that mean I'm getting old??????? OMG NO!!!! haha We had a great time down south except for today and knowing you wouldn't be calling. Thank God for Staci & Shaun. They always make my day happier. How I wish you were here with us. We'll miss you and Love you ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep watching over us please!!"
"Happy Christmas Eve Shawn, It's not a HAPPY one without you but it will be "happier" when Staci, Shaun and the kids come. Oh how I wish you were here with us!!:o( We miss you so much!
Love Love LOVE you FOREVER!!!"
"Happy Birthday Shawn! Sure do miss talking to you and wishing you a Happy Day even tho we know you ARE having the BEST day ever!! How could you not being in Heaven and all and having so many great family and friends to celebrate with. But really wish you were HERE. We miss you so much and these December days are really hard to get thru. But get thru them we will!! We Miss & Love you FOREVER & A DAY!!"
"OMG what a sad SAD day this is. I can't believe how much we miss you and then having to bury your Uncle Irvie yesterday too, it was a hard day to get through! But we're so happy he is with you and everyone else & not suffering or laying around in that nursing home. What a super Christmas ya'll will have. We'll be ok since we have Staci, Shaun and those incredible grandkids, but you surely will be thought about as you always are. There is not a day that goes by that we don't think of you and miss you and LOVE you.
I'm hoping we can sleep thru the nite . Your Dad is totally exhausted but I know he's thinking about you and it will be hard. Please keep watching over us all! We'll Miss you and Love you FOREVER!!! Mom & Dad"
"Hi again in Nov and the time we SHOULD be getting ready to come spend Thanksgiving with YOU! But again, another one without you!!:o(
We miss you so terribly, 'specially at nite. Days are usually filled with "happenings". Like last nite we went to Hanna's basketball game. What fun. She sure is a little go getter!! She's so tiny and reminds me of when Staci played. Altho I also thought of you when she'd run down that court!! And then we had Bailey's play one Sunday. She's a very good actress and Manny is the footballer in the family. Yep, he reminds me of watching you at that age. He never gives up either!!! We're looking forward to their Christmas concerts too!! They help so much just being them. And Shaun...can't say enough good things about him. Jeremy and the kids were here last weekend. Oh what fun we had with them. I remember how much you & Staci loved that "little" guy. You guys were always asking if he could go with us wherever we went!!:o) He's still that special little boy 'cept for the growth spurt of course!! lol What fun his kids would have had with you just like the grandkids if only you could have known each other!! Could you ask Jesus to watch over Marie Cain please? She's having lung surgery soon and I know she has to be scared. Ok, guess I'll sign off before I start crying my eyes out again. So so hard being without you! We love you so much and miss you something awful!!!!! Mom & Dad Give everyone up there our Love and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to ya'll!!!!"
"Hi Shawn, Missin you like crazy!!!:o( Your Memorial Golf outing was another success!!! Jason & Pam etc always outdo themselves. What a great bunch of kids. Love them so much. Talked to Matt Wegner too. That was great. He's a neat young man!! We're going to Staci & Shaun's today for their housewarming party. The weather is perfect so will be a fun day I'm sure. Only YOU will be missing. Hope the kids will get to be there. They are so special!! Ok, what is happening with the Royals????? Haha Hope they get back on track soon!!!! You would so love this place where we live. We have deer, turkeys, hummingbirds and even a coon in our back yard. Well, the deer & coon are a little further down in the "gulch" but still out back. You've probly watched your Dad feeding them and making a path to get to them. One doe is gonna make her way up here one of these days. She keeps coming closer all the time. That's cuz she likes me!!! haha Well, I best get ready. We're waiting for Rick & Babe and they will follow us to De Witt. Rick is going to fry fish. So wish you could be here. My heart still hearts. I know you're in the best place ever but sure does feel awful down here!:o( But we'll see you again!! Miss you so much and love you with all our hearts!!!! Mom & Dad too PS Thanks for helping Staci meet Shaun! What a great little family and we love them more then they know."
"Hey Shawn, I'm sure you were watchin over Dad yesterday but sure did miss talking to you when you "would have" called him to wish him a Happy Birthday!! I'm STILL waiting for it to get easier losing you and whoever said it would, just plain LIED!! Night after night I think of you and wish you were here. I think about going to TX to see you and knowing it won't happen!! Just have to wait til God calls us home too!! As bad as I want to see you I sure would miss Staci, Shaun and those beautiful kids. I just have to believe we'll all be together again some day and I DO believe that. How's Cat & Uncle Bill? We'll will miss Cat at the golf outing this year. I know Dad will for sure since they golfed together last year but I'm sure you'll both be watching from Heaven. We're watching the Royals so guess I best get back to the game!! Love you so much and miss you something awful!!!!! Mom & Dad"
"Hi again, Sure did miss talking to you yesterday for Father's Day! Miss you all the time but those "special" days are really hard, but we know you're happy and have no more pain which is great and we will see you again some day!! We had a fun time with Staci, Shaun and the kids. Oh how I wish you could have met Shaun and the kids. They are so amazing and your sister is so happy. Thanks for watching over her and her family! How's your Uncle Bill??? and Cat??? Dad and I saw this awesome rainbow the Day Uncle Bill passed and there was a little one right next to it. I knew then that he made it to the "other" side and that you were there to meet him. Uncle Jim and Aunt Liz are coming next week. Can hardly wait to see them. It was great to see your Uncle Irv, Aunt Mary Jean & Brian the other day too. We always look forward to seeing them. Wish you could be here for the big reunion on the 4th of July. You can watch from Heaven tho. We'll be thinking of you as always!! Love you & Miss you FOREVER!! Dad & Mom"
"Hi Shawn, WOW another SAD day down here on earth!! Have you seen Cat yet?? I hope you met him when he came or maybe you were with him when he passed. That's what I'm going to believe!! I'm so happy we got to see him before he went to be with you all! It sure doesn't make it easier but I know he's where he'll be so happy. And BTW...please watch over your Uncle Bill!! You'll be seeing him soon too. Your Golf Memorial will be sadder then usual this year but I know you and Cat will be watching it all from Heaven so knowing that helps!! We Love you and Miss you so much. It still hurts so bad but we just have to keep moving on. Tell everyone HI and we Love them too!! Dad & Mom"
"Hi Shawn, Another phone call I needed and didn't get. Sure do miss those calls from you. I did get a text from Rashel tho. That was really neat. Miss her and hope to see her again. Hopefully sooner then later. Staci & Shaun didn't make it for Mother's Day. I'm sure you know all about their troubles. They had such a mess but things are beginning to look up for them. It'll be nice when they get moved. Please watch over them!! Dad has to go talk to the Dr. tomorrow. Be with him too ok!? I get so worried when it comes to him and his health but knowing you and Jesus will be with him helps. Tell the grandparents hi. I had a dream about MY Mom & Dad one nite. It was so cool as Mom gave me a hug and Dad was waving and smiling. Now if I could just dream about YOU and get a HUG I'd feel so much better!!! Just sayin!! ;o) We miss you so much and LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!! Mom & Dad too"
"Hi Shawn, Had to write a little bit. I'm missin you again, still, always!! Dang!! I'm sure you know we were in LA after Norm died. You know also I'm sure that we missed the funeral. Jeesh!! That was a sad time but also good to see Marie and all the family again. Have you seen Norm yet? Tell him HI when you do. He's such a fun guy and looks like Santa. You can't miss him!!! :o) We're watching the Royals. They're doin perty good too. Hopefully they'll win again tonite.
Dad is itchin to go fishin!!!! But we want to go see Uncle Jim & Aunt Liz too. Lotsa "trippin" to do but have to wait til Dad gets his bone marrow test done again. Please ask Jesus to heal him totally!! The Dr. is very positive which helps us get through it. Well, I guess I might as well sign off. Just wanted you to know how much we miss you and LOVE YOU!!! Mom & Dad Give your grandparents a HUG from us please & Uncle Cappy too!!"
"Hi Shawn, Missed your "Happy Birthday Mom"!!:o( Dang, sure would love to know when this is going to get easier!!!!! I KNOW you are with Jesus and all our family & friends but it sure is hard on us people here!!
Anyway...Rick, Babe, R.J and Sara came for my b'day. Rick fried fish, spuds and onions. It was so good!!! And really great to see them again. We miss seeing them as often as we use to. But it's so good to be close to Staci, Shaun and the kids. Tomorrow nite they are coming and we'll celebrate my b'day again. Really looking forward to that. Always love having them over. Dad is getting better so please Thank Jesus and thank YOU for watching over him. He has a way to go yet but it's all looking good. Not sure if we'll get to LA & GA tho which we were so looking forward to that trip. You and Jesus please keep watch over Norm in LA. and watch over Midgie too. She's not doing very good and I know she'd appreciate your prayers too. We'll be going to WY to see Joe & Judy in March and hopefully we'll get to see Flora & Terry too. We LOVE you and MISS you forever!!! Mom & Dad too."
"Merry Christmas Shawn. Miss you so much. I know we didn't spend Christmas with you all the time but you ALWAYS called at least and by this year we probly would have been together. I feel that in my heart. Staci, Shaun and I went to church last nite nite and they sang "Silent Night" and wouldn't ya know it...your ol' Mother cried...AGAIN!! Good Grief!! Steve told us NOT to let them sing that at the funeral cuz it would just hurt every Christmas when we heard it. Boy I wish we would have listened. Even Staci said, "Steve told you not to let them sing that"!!!! ;o) Oh well, we love that song and so did you!! So we got through it, but just barely!! Dad couldn't go as he had his procedure yesterday and didn't feel up to it. Please ask Jesus to make sure he's ok and YOU just keep watching over him and ME and of course Staci, Shaun and the kids!! You do such a great job with that!!!:o) We love you so much and miss you every day!!!! Mom & Dad"
"Happy Birthday Shawn, Seems like yesterday you came into this world. OMG How Happy Dad & I were and your big sister couldn't take her eyes off you when we brought you to Grandma & Grandpa Hagedorn's to pick her up to take our little family home. I can't believe that was 40 years ago. How I wish we could celebrate with you. One day we will. Watch over Dad please ok?! We MISS you and LOVE you Forever!! Mom & Dad"
"3 years? Seriously? It seem like yesterday. Will it EVER get better?? I guess not cuz it's not even close to getting easier!:o( Good thing I have to go to the dentist. I'll have about an hour & half to think about drilling and filling etc. & you KNOW how I feel about going to the dentist so could ya maybe hold my hand??:o) Thanks!! Tonite we're going to Bailey's Christmas Concert so being with Staci, Shaun and the kids will help some but will still be thinking of you the whole time. I know I said this before but you would have loved that little family so much. They are amazing. Please keep watching over us all. We MISS you and LOVE you FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn and Happy Thanksgiving!! I'm so sad cuz we SHOULD be in TX with you!!!! I know Dad is feeling the same way. You can just tell!!
Could you tell all our family & friends Happy Holidays for us too please?
We're going to Amy, Corey & Maddies tomorrow. They're so good to us. Staci, Shaun and the kids are coming tonite for supper. Really looking forward to seeing them again. Anyway, we miss you so much. When will it get easier??????? Our hearts are hurting but we know you are HAPPY and that helps a lot!! We love you so much. Until we meet again...Dad & Mom"
"HI Shawn It's been a while since I've written. It's just so hard. I know it's been 3 years but it seems like yesterday and it's still so so hard for us:o(
Thanksgiving is coming soon and another year of NOT seeing you. We miss you terribly even tho we know what a better place you're at. Christmas must be AWESOME there. You getting to be with your grandparents and Uncle and cousins and friends and JESUS!!! We've been in WY again and had a super time. We got to see Flora too. I hope next time we go we can stay with them longer. Sure do miss her!! We had a GREAT time with Joe & Judy and their family and we'll be going to LA and GA in a few months again too. Could you just keep watching over us all please? It's really nice having our very own ANGEL, so thanks!! Well, Dad's in bed so I think I'll go join him to watch some tv. You probly saw the MESS we had here in the apt, right!?!? Yikes!!! haha It's getting back to normal tho. Anyway...we miss you soooooooo much and Love you FOREVER!!!!! Dad & Mom"
"Hi Shawn, Well did ya watch the golf outing? Perty cool, huh!?!? Your Uncle Irvie & Uncle Jim had a good time as did everyone else. Had another good turnout but missed Ritchie!:o( But he and Tonya have their hands full now. What lucky little ones to have them for parents. Jason, Pam & Brandon did another AWESOME job. What great friends you have. We sure appreciate all they do. It was a sad but happy day for us! I tired really hard not to cry but you know your ol' Mother!! haha I'm sure you saw Shaun, Staci & Hanna visiting you. Have you seen Terri yet? And Pauline? I'll bet they were happy to see you too. We miss you so much. Our hearts just ache but we know you're in Great Hands now and so at peace. That helps us get through the days and nites. Well, ok, sorta!!;o) just miss you like crazy!! We had a super time with your Uncle Jim & Aunt Liz. Came to visit you a few times while they were here. They also got to see Uncle Irv & Aunt Mary Jean one day. Wish they could have seen Uncle Bill & Aunt Valdean too but that didn't happen. Well, my dear boy, I'm tired and need my bed. We LOVE you soooooooo much. Please keep watching over us, ok!? G'nite for now! Love, Mom & Dad too."
"Hey Shawn, Missed your call yesterday! I'm sure Dad really missed it since you ALWAYS called him on his b'day!!! We thought of you as we always do. Staci, Shaun and the kids certainly do help us. OMG how you would have loved those kids and they you. I think of that so often when we're together. Staci believes you got her & Shaun together and the more I see them all I'm sure of it too!!! Shaun is a lot like you! So fun, so loving, so helpful. I'm sure you watched over their wedding. Staci knew you were there next to her. It was sad without you there but HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY cuz we know you were watching over us!!!!
Love & miss you so much!!!!! Dad & Mom"
"Hi again Shawn, Yep, we had another Special day and another MISSED Special call!!!!:o( So, have you seen Aunt Gracie yet?? I'll bet ya'll are having a grand ol' time again. I know how much you kids loved going to visit her & Uncle Fat! Saturday is going to be a fun & sad day. Fun because Staci & Shaun are getting married and sad because YOU won't be there to celebrate with us. Oh how you would have loved Shaun and the kids. I know you'll be there in Spirit tho and that will help us all have a Super Day!!! Dad got me flowers for our Anniversary. They sure are pretty. They're yours and Cadyns favorites!!!:o) All different colored daisies!! Well, my dear I guess I'll go to bed now. It will be another long nite!!:o( How we MISS you and we LOVE you so much!!! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn, Sure did miss your "Happy Father's Day" call. I know Dad really did :o( It is so hard to think we'll never go to TX again to see you or that you'll never call us again but we take it day by day. Staci, Shaun & the kids were here today . They made it a Special Day!! Dad made steaks, chops and hot dogs on the grill. Dad is a great "griller"!! haha I think you must have learned your skills from him!!!;o) Well, I'm tired and I'm going to TRY and get some sleep tonite. Nights are really hard cuz I just keep thinking of YOU and missing you but LOVING you!!! I'll write again. Please keep watching over all of us. With all our love forever!!! Dad & Mom"
"Hi Shawn, Sorry it's been so long since I said HI but we've been doing our traveling, here there and everywhere. But not a day goes by that we don't think of you and MISS you and LOVE you!!!! We went to WY & MN last month. This weekend Jeremy, Paige & the kids came. What a great time we had. Plus Staci, Shaun, Bailey, Manny & Hanna plus 2 of their friends. Logan & Blaine. We had an apt. full let me tell you!!! haha But the FUN was well worth it!! We so wish you could be here for the wedding but I know you'll be watching over them and all of us. BTW, have you seen Kooter yet??? That was so sad but I'm sure the 2 of you are having a great time. Oh and Dad's cousin Sonny is there with you also. It must be like "old home week" in Heaven!! We miss you so much and will LOVE you ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn, Missed your "Happy Mother's Day" call!!:o( Staci, Shaun and the kids were here which helped so much. Don't know what we'd do without them. When we're missing you, which is ALWAYS, they are here for us to make life more bearable. How you woulda loved Shaun and those kids!! Oh and thanks for the sign I asked for....it always helps when I get a sign so I know you're ok and with Jesus!!! We miss you so much. It's just so hard without you. We LOVE you always!!!! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn and Happy Easter, I'm sure you'll have a Great one, being with Jesus and all the family & friends. We'll have a good one too but it's always a little sad around here when we celebrate something without you!! We miss you so much and will always LOVE you!!!!
Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn, Did you meet your Aunt Teri at Heaven's gate?? I'm sure you were there for her. Keep watching over your Uncle David as he is taking this pretty hard and Dad is worried about him too!! We miss you so much and love you LOTS!!!"
"Hi Shawn, Gonna wait for your call tomorrow even tho I know it won't come. Miss you so much and especially on days I KNOW that you would have called. I use to look forward to my "Happy Birthday Mother" phone calls. I just keeping telling myself you're so much happier where you are. Guess what, it doesn't help all the much!! Sorry! Anyway...please watch over your Uncle David. He's not feeling too well but he IS getting stronger so hopefully he'll get to go to the Grand Island VA home and we can see him more often. We love you & miss you still and always wil!!! Mom & Dad"
"Merry Christmas Shawn!! How we missed your Merry Christmas phone call and how we would LOVE to hear your voice again and SEE you just one more time! We know your Christmas was great cuz how could it not be. You get to celebrate with Jesus and all your family & friends. We love you & miss you so much. Keep watching over us please!! Mom & Dad"
"Happy Birthday Shawn, sure wish we were celebrating with you!! We were so happy 39 years ago and today....well, not so much. We miss you everyday. When will it ever get easier??? I'm thinkin it won't so we just have to take it a day at a time. So so hard to do tho!!! We'll LOVE U FOREVER!!!!!! Dad & Mom"
"OMG, I cannot believe you've been gone 2 years. We miss you so much it hurts every single day. I'm not sure how we'll ever get through this nite. That one phone call 2 years ago broke our hearts and I know it's spose to get easier but this time of year...well it's just so painful. Please keep watching over us all. We feel much safer knowing we have you & Jesus looking out for us. I think Little Lina saw you today. She saw an angel and pointed that angel out to her mommy even tho her mommy couldn't see you Lina did. Sure wish the rest of us could see you but I know u are near all of us and we love you w/all our hearts forever & always!! Dad & Mom"
"Can't believe it's been 2 years already. Missing you more n more cuz I have an awesome family now! You'd LOVE your soon to be nieces and nephew and Shaun too! :) Thanks for looking out for us!! We need you so much in the next few weeks! Could you all please pray that things work out like they should! You know what I'm talkin about! I love you sooo much and miss you like crazy!"
"HAPPY THANKSGIVING Shawn, Sure did MISS you today but everyone helped us so much. Keep watching over Cadyn & her Mom. We miss them like crazy!!! We LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS!!!! BTW....Did you see our Cowboys win today?? WooHoo & Yippie!!!!!!!!!:o) I always feel you watching with us when they play!! We wish with all our hearts you WERE here with us!!:o( But we know you are in such a better place now which helps!!"
"Hi Shawn, We're sad again, yet, still, always. We miss you so much and at this time of year it's so much worse!! We SHOULD be in TX getting ready for Thanksgiving and again...we're NOT! We R going to Amy & Corey's. It's so good of them to help us thru this time. We'll all b thinking of u as we always do. Staci, Shaun, Patty, Tom, Davida & Lina will b there too. I know they'll all get us thru the holidays. Shaun & Staci's kids will be a huge help! We'll LOVE U & MISS U FOREVER! U will always b in our hearts! Mom & Dad Happy Thanksgiving to u & our family & friends & Jesus too of course!!!!:o)"
"Patty sent me this poem today.
We thought of you with love today but that is nothing new We thought about you yesterday and days before that too We think of you in silence We often speak your name all we have are memories and your picture in a frame your memory is our keepsake with which we'll never part God has you in his keeping we have you in our heart. LOVE YOU"
"Hi again. Just been thinking about you as I do everyday. We SHOULD be planning our Thanksgiving trip to see you so it's kinda sad around here again. We're going to Amy & Coreys along with Staci & Shaun. They're so nice to include us. They really help us get through the day.
Keep a watch over your Uncle Irv please. He's still not feeling the best. We MISS & LOVE you ALWAYS! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn, I'm sure you have Seth with you and r making him feel at home. Look after Rashel please. I just wish we were closer to her but I know you'll look after her and the boys. We miss you so much and this tragedy just reminded us of losing you again. Not that we need reminding. We love you always and until we see you again you will be on our minds and in our hearts forever! Mom an Dad"
"Hi Shawn, The Golf Outing was a huge success! Jason, Pam, Brandon, Ritchie, Chris & EVERYONE did a fantastic job! I'm sure you saw everyone including your Uncle Irv Aunt MJ Uncle Jim & Aunt Liz all the way from GA! It was so great having them all there.So thank you & Jesus for your help in getting them there. S & S sure enjoyed golfing with Uncle Jim. We love & Miss U like crazy! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn, Mom again, It seems like only yesterday we were in TX to c u! We miss u so much! I'd ask how u r but being where u r I KNOW u r great! Hey what a good sports weekend. Did u & Jesus watch the games? NE won, Royals won, Cowboys won & Manny's team won! WooHoo!!! We're looking forward o the golf outing. Uncle Jim & Aunt Liz are coming from GA to play.LOVE U & MISS U LOTS. All of us!"
"Hi Shawn, Dad missed talking to you on his b'day(me 2) but we know you're in a much better place. It's still so hard to go on without you but Staci, Shaun & the kids help ALOT! But there's no replacing having you here! I'll bet Staci missed your text asking if the 3rd was the right day of Dad's b'day!;o) Have u seen Uncle Paul yet? I'm sure u'll have a good talk w/him. LUV & MISS U 4ever."
"Hi, Just wanted to pop in and say we LOVE U & MISS U SO MUCH!!!
It's just not getting easier even tho we KNOW u are happy and in the best place ever!!! Have you seen Dorothy yet? U'll love her. She's a real hoot and will fit right in with U! haha Dad & I are fishing which u probly already know! Having fun but still missing U & our phone call."
"Hi Shawn, Another day & more sadness! NO "Happy Father's Day Dad" from YOU!:o( You would have totally enjoyed today tho. We went fishing with Staci, Shaun, Bailey, Hanna & Manny. What a crew and how you'da loved them and how they woulda loved you! I'm sure you were watching us tho. We thought of you and talked about you. We Love and Miss you so much it hurts. Please keep watching over us!"
"Hi Shawn, I'm waitin on your call even tho I know it's not coming. I don't know what I'd do without Staci. She & Shaun help so much when we miss you so bad! I know you're in a better place but it's still hard to be here without you! We miss you so much it hurts yet. Anyway, thanks to U & Jesus for looking after your Uncle Irvie. He's doing much better. LOVE U so much & MISS U!! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn, Just thinking of you as ALWAYS so thought I'd sit and say HI.
We were in Emerson all week trying to pack up allll our stuff!! WOW, what a lot of this & that. Don't know what I woulda done without Babe. She got me through it all, mentally & physically! Also Rick, Bobby and Jeannie. We have such SUPER FRIENDS!! Love you & Miss you always."
"Happy Easter Shawn. Gonna soooo miss our phone call today from you!
I'm sure you'll have a Happy Easter with Jesus & all your family and friends. Tell them all HI from us and we love them. We're going to Uncle Irvie & Aunt MJ's today. Staci & Shaun are picking us up. Please, U and Jesus watch over us and know we LOVE & MISS You forever & always!"
"Hi Shawn, Guess what we're doing...watching the Royals! Seems like a long time since they've been on, so YAY! haha We've been traveling ALOT. Even saw Uncle Jim & Aunt Liz and everyone. Sooo fun. Went to LA. too to see Babe's brother and family.So fun.Then to WY to see Flora & Terry and Joe & Judy. Great times. Joe & Judy are coming in July & goin fishin. Miss & Love you forever! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn, It's that time of year again when we SHOULD be coming to see U! And once again we're missing that trip! We miss you everyday and LOVE you so much. You are always on our minds. Please keep Uncle Irvie in your prayers. He's better but still needs you and Jesus to watch over him. I'm sure you're watching over Staci, Shaun & the kids and thank you for that! Love u forever!! ALL OF US"
"Loved by God and held in Heaven forever life everlasting."
"Hi Shawn, Mom again! Just had to say HI and we miss you so much. I will especially miss you today cuz I won't get my "Happy Birthday Mother"! call!
We're at Jim & Liz's and they're helping me & Dad through it and so is Angie and her family. What a super bunch of relatives we have!! Babe called and said she went to see you. Keep prayin 4 Uncle Irvie too. LOVE YOU SO MUCH"
"Hi Shawn, Mom again! It's about time to come see u so it's getting hard again to get through the days. You need to talk to Jesus again and watch over Uncle Irvie! He's not doing too good. Could ya just hold his hand & let him know how much he's loved please? U & Staci meant/mean the world to him so I know he'll feel your touch!!! Love you and Miss you so much. Mom Dad Staci & her lil' gang"
"Happy New Year Shawn. Sure hope 2013 is a good year. We had a great Christmas thanks to Staci, Shaun & the kids and THEN thanks to Cadyn. She came the day after. Sure missed U tho! We took Cadyn to Rick & Babes on Fri and her and Cody played in the snow all day. She loved it!! Would U & Jesus please watch over Uncle Irvie? Thanks. LOVE & MISS U SO MUCH! Dad, Mom, Staci, Shaun & the kids."
"Merry Christmas Shawn! Sure do MISS you & LOVE so much! Staci, Shaun Dad & I went to church last nite and all I could think of was YOU! But we got through it. Staci helped alot and having Shaun there did too!! So wish you coulda met him. Dad & I are getting Cadyn tomorrow. Can't wait. Wish her and Jenn coulda been here for Xmas but at least we'll get to see them. LOVE & MISS U FOREVER!!"
"Happy Birthday, Shawn! We love you and miss you!
Uncle Jim and Aunt Liz"
From being around your family and friends i have heard so many things about you. All of them good i promise, even from Staci. I wish I could have met you. Happy Birthday!"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 38 years ago at 9:30 am your Aunt Betty delivered you! What a perfect baby, just like your sister! She loved you so much, always tryin to get in the crib with you! We ALL LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU and Christmas will be SO sad without you or your call!! Please tell your grandparens & Uncle Cap Merry Christmas from us all! Love & Miss you FOREVER! Mom, Dad, Staci and her brood."
"Shawn, it has been one long year. We miss you so much and think of you all the time. Jim and I got to be with Staci and Shaun the other day for breakfast, it was so great to visit with them. I love them, look how much I have been missing!! I look at your pictures and see you and Staci look so much alike! Love you, miss you. Aunt Liz and Uncle Jim"
I'm a day late and a dollar short as usual! :) Yesterday was a tough day for me, but I had some pretty good distractions.Things are going well here. Really wish you were here to meet Shaun and the kids. You would absolutely love them! I love & miss you more than words can say!!"
"Hi Shawn, What an awful day to get through but I have to say the Gaffney's helped us get through without too many tears. But I just know they'll be coming. We miss you so much it hurts. Our hearts are broken. We Love you more then you'll ever know. Please watch over Uncle Irvie. He's not doing the best but I know you and Jesus can help him pull through. Love u 4ever. Dad Mom & Staci"
I just hate having to acknowledge such an unforgettable and heart wrenching time. Cadyn and I talk about you and laugh about you and pray about u every single day. Thank you for everything you have blessed us; your family!! They are like you said, a Godsend! We love u so so much!"
"Hi Shawn, Did u and Jesus watch the game last nite?? Perty cool, huh?!? U need to talk to Jesus one on one and tell Him to take care of your Uncle Irvie. He's in the hospital again! Cadyn called Sat. It's so fun talking to her. Sure hope her and her Mom can both come for Christmas cuz it's gonna be a happy sad time! We love you and miss you so much and think of you ALWAYS! Mom Dad & Staci"
"Hi Shawn, boy is it sad around here. We are SUPPOSE to be down in TX with YOU!!!!!:o( Cadyn is here tho and we're having a ball with her! Just wish Jenn could be here too. Hopefully Christmas!!! We're going to Corey and Amy's tomorrow. They wanted us to be with them since they KNOW we'll NEED them, Staci, Shaun & hopfully Tom & Patty too. "We LOVE U so much and MISS U terribly." ALL of US"
"Hi Shawn, Didja watch the golf outing Jason & Pam had for you? Brandon too. It was so awesome and the people, what a crowd. It was amazing to see so many family & friends. A fun, sad and happy time! Babe & I drove around "watching" the golfers & Dad & Rick did the same. You had/have some oh so super great friends! We ALL love you and miss you so very much and will....FOREVER!!! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn, Just wanted to say we miss & love you! Please watch over your Uncle Irvie. He's in the hospital and we're all worried about him. So could ya ask Jesus and the angels to help U watch over him? Thanks I knew ya would!:o) The Cowboys won! WooHoo! U probly knew that already, huh?!;o) Staci is trying to let me know when they play on TV like U did:o) Love & Miss U forever! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn, I'm waitin on Dad cuz we're leaving to see Staci & Shaun today. We'll stop see U too of course!!!! Hey, I don't know HOW yer gonna do it but you have to let me know when the Cowboys are on tv. You ALWAYS told me before so I was ready to watch!!!;o) You know I don't like to miss those games!;o) We Miss you and Love you more then I can say!!!! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn, The Cowboys WON!:o) WooHoo and Yippiee!!!
Wish the Royals coulda pulled it out too!;o( Hope BB gets his 100th HR soon too!! Jason & Pam are putting on a golf outing for you the 29th. What GREAT friends you have! We're looking forward to seeing everyone. Give your Grandparents & Uncle Cap a hug from us please. We think of you daily & MISS U LOTS & LOVE you FOREVER! Mom & Dad"
"Hi Shawn, Did U see the angel Babe & Cody left for you? Perty cool, huh? Dad's cousin Bob Meyer died I can just see you 2 up there having a good time talking about when you & Staci were little and how we'd go visit Uncle Fat & Aunt Gracie and we'd get to see him & Midgie too. Watch over them & Tully please. MISS U LUV U 4 EVER & A DAY! Mom & Dad BB hit a HR last nite. Royals WON WooHoo:o)"
"Hi Shawn, Just had to pop in and tell you what fun we had with Cadyn!!! What a sweetheart. Sure wish we lived closer so we could see her & Jenn more often! We miss you so much and think of you Everyday!!! When we watch the Royal's play I look in the seats for you & Ritchie!!! I'm so glad I taped that game!!! We LOVE YOU AND WILL FOREVER & A DAY! Dad's b'day. He's gonna so miss your call!"
"Hi Shawn, Gonna make this short and fast cuz my computer as usual is being a piece of crap!!! lol Anyway, Cadyn is here and we're having a great time with her. We can see why you Loved her so much. She was so excited to "see" you at the cemetary and didn't want to leave you. What a sweetheart!! We all love you so much!!! Mom, Dad & Cadyn"
Another special day is coming but another special phone call will not. We miss you so much it hurts. We're at Staci & Shaun's so that helps as always! You need to talk to Jesus about those Royals!!! They just can't seem to win lately!!!!;o) Til next time...LOVE U SO MUCH!! Mom & Dad"
Just sitting here thinking of you as usual. Sunday is Father's Day and we'll miss once again hearing your voice! Staci & our "other" Shaun and the kids will be coming up which will help! It's so SO hard not having you here anymore. We miss you so much our hearts hurt! We LOVE you!!! Dad & Mom"
Mother's Day is Sunday and I'm so gonna miss your phone call!! We miss you so much. We're going to Staci's and that will help. Your sister is so happy now so thank you for watching over her! We Love you Forever & Always. Dad & Mom"
"Morning babe! Well, right now you would be trying to figure out a way to get off of working Saturday and come up tonight instead. U were so true to your job but you still made the most genuine effort cause I know u wanted to be here so bad! We miss you! Cadyn will be doing a cheer for u tmo at her cheer camp. We miss u & love u sooo much!!! xoxo"
"Good Morning Shawn,
I look out and see a beautiful sunny morning here in Minnesota. I think of how much more beautiful it is where you are with the shinning light and radiance of heaven. Say Hi to my Dad for me.
Love from Jerry and Gwenny Fleace"
"Shawn, dear nephew, You have left us too soon. I am so sorry that we were never close geographically, but you were always in our thoughts and wanting to be with you at the game! We love baseball and I have always admired someone who could catch such BIG fish!! You are missed so much. God bless you and keep you, Shawn. Uncle Jim and Aunt Liz"
We miss you so much! it feels like yesterday you were chasing me with pumpkin slime carving pumpkins last Halloween. You left amazing life lasting memories with us that we'll cherish forever. Thank you for watching over us cause I know I could not have gotten thru these past 4 mos without u. I love Shawn! We all love you & miss you!!"
the guys and I want you to settle a bet for us. Does God Really have a Nebraska flag flying in his front yard?
Try to let me know ASAP; I got some beers riding on it."
"Hey Shawny...I sit here and wonder what to say to you. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I've been thinking that what's been happening the last 4 months, if you haven't been behind it. Helping me move on and be happy again. Everything bad that's happened, something better has come along and I always think it's because of you! I wish you were here! I miss you and love you!"
It's been 4 months and we miss you so much!! We had a real hard March since we couldn't go to TX to see you! We're trying real hard to get through this. You will never be forgotten. Family & friends talk about you all the time. All the Good/Great memories we have of you helps. We Love you so much, forever and always!!!! Dad & Mom"
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