In Memory of Shannon Christensen

A Memorial Gathering

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday August 7, 2020
O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of Prescott
1339 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

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Shannon Marie Christensen, age 51 of Woodbury, MN, formerly of Prescott, WI, passed away August 2, 2020 after a three-month battle with cancer.  Shannon was born February 12, 1969 in Red Wing, MN to Leo and Shirley (Brenner) Bishop.  She graduated from Prescott High School, with the Class of 1987.  After high school, Shannon received a paralegal degree from Rasmussen College.  She later went to cosmetology school, and worked as a cosmetologist for many years.  On February 8, 2014, on Smathers Beach in Key West, FL, Shannon was united in marriage to her best friend and love of her life, Bradly John Christensen.

Shannon’s heart was happiest when surrounded by her family and friends.  She was a social butterfly, fun to be around, and lived each moment to its fullest.  She had a caring heart for others, loving her family well, and especially taking such exceptional care of her parents.  She delighted in her time spent creating and making fluid art.  Her pieces are truly expressions of the beauty she saw in life.  Shannon loved to travel with her husband Brad and her family, especially to warm weather destinations.  Their travels bring many special memories, with some of her favorite destinations being Hawaii, Grand Cayman Islands, and a Caribbean cruise.

Shannon will remain in the hearts of her loving husband, Brad and their beloved companion, Winnie; her mother, Shirley Bishop; sisters, Nancy (David) Ray, Debby (Scott) Thomas, and Stacey (Randy) Adams; brothers-in-law, Mark (Emily) Christensen and Eric Christensen; sister-in-law Suzanne (Kevin) Erickson; many dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her father, Leo Bishop; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Judy and Bruce Christensen.

A Memorial Gathering for Family and Friends (with respect to social distancing and encouraging the use of masks) will take place 4:00 – 7:00 pm Friday, August 7, 2020 at the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 1339 Orrin Rd., Prescott, WI.

Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott (715) 262-5404.

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  • I will always remember the ready smile and hug that Shannon always had for me. The way she put her entire body into telling a story and how she always remembered everything we talked about. She was a bright and shining star and loved life. She told me so much about Brad that I felt like I knew him, even before I met him. Brad was her everything. She promised we would party with her mom WHEN she beat the cancer, she never used the word if. Brad, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find strength in knowing she is never far away as I am sure she is watching over you every day. Shirley, she always told me how close you two were and how much she loves you. I wish we could have gotten together. You are all in my heart and prayers.

  • I just had to post again,I believe I ran into her at Cub,to give her that last hug…We laughed because I don’t think it was a coincidence that I seen her that day…I actually ran down the aisle and yelled out her name….We have so many good times…I can’t stop crying.crying….

  • I am so devastated…I just ran into her at Cub a few week’s ago…and we were so excited to see each other.We were pretty close back in the day.We exchanged numbers and connected on FB,an we were going to meet up for coffee when she was feeling better..My heart goes out to Brad,And Shannon’s mom,I am just sobbing..I will never forget her kindness and love for all..I paint rocks,and I was going just going to mail the one I did for her,it’s a road..I knew she would have loved it..I remember all the the times you did my hair,and we had many laughs… Love you Girl, R.I.P. ❤️

  • I was so broken when I got this news…so much for “getting together soon!” I guess now you will have to wait til I get to heaven my “crazy Chicka/beautiful friend” You always treated me and accepted me for who I am and never cast judgment and we connected to each other with our hearts.
    Brad, I am so sorry for your loss and pray you find comfort and peace with your beautiful memories of your beautiful Shannon…she loved you soooo much!
    Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss as well.
    For as much as my heart is broken, I can’t imagine your sorrow at this time.
    Time heals but take your time…I know how much Shannon loved all her family and friends. You are all in my prayers and Shannon will live in our hearts forever…

  • I am in shock! We haven’t been super close in many years, but I love you like a sister. You were one of my 3 friends when I moved to Mn. I hope you and your dad are comforting one another in heaven!
    Brad, I am so so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you, your family and friends

    Love, Kris