Shannon Walgrave, 49, Beaver Creek, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at the Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A private funeral service was Friday, Oct. 30, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial was in the Prairie Queen Cemetery in Nunda, South Dakota.
Shannon Alan Walgrave was born on April 20, 1971, to Rodney and Judy (Thoreson) Walgrave in Luverne. He grew up in Luverne and graduated in 1989 from Luverne High School. He continued his education at South Dakota State University in Brookings, where he studied computer technology and history. He then lived and worked in Worthington for a few years before moving to Texas in 1996. There he worked in retail management at Target and Best Buy.
Shannon married Margo Webster on July 27, 2004, in Hurst, Texas. They moved to southwest Minnesota in October of 2004 to be a part of a small community and raise their son, Xander. Shannon continued to work various retail management positions. In 2008 Shannon was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Shannon was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He volunteered with the Luverne BackPack program, the local ESL program, and as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army during the Christmas season. He enjoyed online games, building computers and fishing. He was an avid collector of Star Trek and Star Wars movies and merchandise. He loved to learn and was an avid reader. He was so proud to be a dad and loved his family.
Shannon is survived by his wife, Margo Walgrave, of Beaver Creek; children Kathy Perry of Tyler, Texas, Montana Ennenga of Statesville, North Carolina, and Xander Walgrave of Beaver Creek; grandchildren Vanessa, Valerie, Levi and Everlyn; his parents, Rod and Judy Walgrave of Luverne; siblings Tim (Amber) Walgrave of Luverne, Nichole (Matthew) Skattum of Eden Prairie, and Mandy Skattum of Luverne; his grandfather, Arvid Thoreson of Luverne; and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arnold and Lucille Walgrave and Shirley Thoreson; and his brother-in-law Nate Skattum.
Arrangements were provided by the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.