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October 12, 1944—April 12, 2018

   OREGON, WI – John (Jack) Allyn Shea, age 73, of Oregon, WI, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

   He was born on October 12, 1944, in Sparta, Wis., the son of Allyn and Beatrice (Anderson) Shea. John graduated from Sparta High School in 1962. He joined the Army and served as a medic in the Vietnam War. John married Sally McCracken in March 1970; the marriage ended in divorce. In August 1978, he married Jeanie Gillen.

   John retired from the VA Hospital in Madison after 34 years of work. John liked to garden, drink some beers with his family and friends, and go fishing, especially trout fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.

   John is survived by his wife, Jeanie; four daughters, Cindy (Scott) Schultz, Sherri (Bob) Thompson, Becky (Steve) Arttus, and Penny Lamb; sister, Linda (Ross) O’Neil; two brothers, Tim Shea and Dale Shea; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, Allyn and Beatrice Shea; and a brother, Richard Shea.

   A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

   The Gunderson Funeral Home in Fitchburg assisted the family with arrangements.

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Sparta, WI 54656-0252

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