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Melvyn "Sam" Shannon

July 6, 1945 ~ December 12, 2020 (age 75)


Melvyn R. “Sam” Shannon, age 75, of Aledo, IL. formerly of New Windsor, IL. passed away Saturday December 12, 2020 at the Aledo Health and Rehab Center.  Graveside Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday December 16, 2020 at the New Windsor Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.  Visitation is from 4-6 PM Tuesday at the Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha, IL where memorials may be left to Fur-Ever Friends of Mercer County.  Online condolences can be made at

He was born July 6, 1945 in Moline, Il to Arthur and Elva Bredberg Shannon.  He graduated from Winola High School and was a U.S, Marine serving in Vietnam.

Sam was employed at International Harvester in East Moline retiring in 1994.

He was a member of the Mercer County VFW Post 1571 and the New Windsor Presbyterian Church.  Sam enjoyed hunting, boating, being on the farm and getting up bright and early to drive around the countryside.

He is survived by 1 sister Martha (Roger) Hultgren of Viola, IL and was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Marilyn.

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Recording of Service


December 15, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home Alpha
111 S. 1st Street
Alpha, IL 61413

Graveside Service
December 16, 2020

11:00 AM
New Windsor Cemetery
600 North 5th Avenue
New Windsor, IL 61465

Military Honors
December 16, 2020

11:15 AM
New Windsor Cemetery
600 North 5th Avenue
New Windsor, IL 61465


Fur-Ever Friends for Mercer County Animals
P.O. Box 32, Aledo IL 61231

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