Thomas (Tom) Howard Shannon passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Grass Valley. He was 76.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Cemetery in Chicago Park.
Tom was born on Sept. 17, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., to John and Mary.
He enjoyed a long and distinguished career in law enforcement with the California Highway Patrol and was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church.
Tom enjoyed working, spending time with his family and taking road trips all over the U.S.
Tom was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Diane; his children, Deanna, Denise, Mike, Mark and Tom Jr.; his siblings, Grace, Sally and John; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.