EDWARD J. SHAUGHNESSYEdward J. Shaughnessy, 91, Lawrence Lake, Minn. died Sunday, March 10, 2013 in Grand Rapids, Minn.
Edward J. Shaughnessy, 91, Lawrence Lake, Minn., died Sunday, March 10, 2013 in Grand Rapids, Minn.
He was born April 2, 1921 in Wealthwood Township, near Aitkin, Minn.
He was a Navy veteran during World War II serving a development team that engineered a catapult system for launching aircraft off of aircraft carriers. Ed had worked for Pickands Mather Mining, as a welder for 31 years in the Minorca Mine and the Danube Mine. In 1971 he joined the Boilermakers Union Local 647. He retired in 1983. While living on Lawrence Lake, Ed also owned and operated the Shaughnessy Sea Plane base on the lake.
He was a founding member of the Deer Hunting Camp 75, a member of the Lawron Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the American Legion Post 476 of Lawrence Lake, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Masonic Lodge No. 208 AF&AM in Grand Rapids. He belonged to the Aad Temple Shrine in Duluth.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1927 and his mother in 1969.
He is survived by his son Edward James (Sandra) Shaughnessy of Lawrence Lake, Minn.; a sister Wendella Schultz of Princeton, Minn.; six grandchildren, Derek Villebrun, James Shaughnessy, William (Sarah) Shaughnessy, Michael Shaughnessy, Tarryn Steel and Nicole Shaughnessy; four great grandchildren and three nephews.
SERVICE: 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in the Lawron Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be in the church from 3 p.m. until service time. Burial will be at the Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine. Arrangements are with the Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine. To leave an online condolence, visit our website at www.petersonfuneralchapelofcoleraine.com
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