OBITUARY

Shannon O'Neill

November 25, 1941January 7, 2021

O’Neill, Shannon Elizabeth, 11-25-1941 to 1-7-2021 Tragedy struck our family while the good Lord came to rescue our beloved Shannon O’Neill. She is relieved of all misery and pain, ending her long, arduous battle with dementia, as her body succumbed to complications with Covid-19. Shannon was everyone’s friend, considerate, loving, supportive, and her own needs always came last to all others. Her sense of humor was unsurpassed. She never had a bad word for anyone. Many commented how Shannon always seemed to have a smile on her face. She dearly loved and celebrated all successes of her four children and grandchildren. She was an outstanding jazz ballad singer, who performed at many clubs throughout the metro area for over ten years. Beginning her singing career as an eight-year-old student in her Catholic grade school she was often chosen to sing for many funerals. Among her many creative talents was her impressive oil painting, and fortunately, she left many paintings for us to enjoy forever. As Shannon passes on to her reward in heaven, she leaves sunshine in her wake for all of us, as she did so many times over the years. She is survived by her husband, Ed Klein, her sister Shirley Martin, daughters Cheri (David) Chadima, Jaime (David) Gitow, Tara Lalonde, her son Shane O’Neill, Granddaughters Rachel Chadima, Camille Gitow, Ava O’Neill, stepchildren Kerry (Nate) Solie, Kim (Mike) Larson, Jeff (Suzanne) Klein, Jenny King, Julie (Randy) Jackson, many step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, and so many of her beloved O’Neill clan. Memorial gifts may be sent in memory of Shannon O’Neill to: Chaplin Basil Owen c/o Woodbury Senior Living 7012 Lake Rd, Woodbury, MN 55125 Or The Alzheimer Association act.alz.org/donate

A private celebration of life will take place January 28th at 10am. In efforts to keep everyone safe during this time her family request that you please join us via live stream at https://www.facebook.com/Wulff-Woodbury-Funeral-Home-162790153745901

Services

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
28 January

Private Family Celebration of Life

10:00 am

Wulff Funeral Home

2195 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN

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Camille Gitow

January 27, 2021

My grandmother’s hugs were a whisper of “I love you.” Her hands were soft, and usually cold. And through those hugs, music slipped out of her soul. Few things were as comforting as hearing her hum as she put food out for Sadie, always puttering around the small kitchen. I’ll miss that. She had a kind way about her, it just radiated out from her soul. The way people and animals gravitated towards her just showed how genuinely good she was. One of my best memories of my grandma is when she would take me out to prune the flower bushes around the fountain in Irvine Park. So carefully, she would take away the brown and dead flowers, and gently push the beautiful purple ones toward the front to shine. That was something special. Not many people are so selfless and genuine, offering others the opportunity to be their best selves. Each person she encountered in her life, she gave them the ability to shine, much like those purple flowers.
Grandma, I love you and miss you.
Love, Camille

Shirley Martin

January 25, 2021

I was so fortunate to have such a vibrant,determined loving sister. She always took care of me and treated me as her oldest child as well as her sister.

Edward O'Neill

January 13, 2021

Rest in Peace cousin Shannon 🙏 Prayers and condolences go out to Shannons immediate family .
Love cousin Ed who is in Europe 💖

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY