Mr. John Edward Shannessy, Age 78 of Big Rapids, Formerly of Newaygo, died Thursday, June 02, 2005 in Big Rapids. He was born John Edward Shannessy in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Bertha (Colton) and John Wilbur Shannessy on April 03, 1927. He worked Tool & Die for Leer until he retired after 42 years. He was a veteran having served in the Navy during World War II from July 20, 1945 to July 27, 1946 when he was discharged as a Fireman First Class. Private graveside services were held at St. Andrews Cemetery in Grand Rapids. For memorials please consider a Charity of your choice or the American Legion.

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