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John R. Shakal

March 14, 1960 October 9, 2019
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John R. Shakal, 59 of Boyd, WI. passed away peacefully at his home.
John was born March 14th, 1960 to John and Annette (Etten) Shakal. He graduated from Cadott High School in 1978 and then from the Farm Business Management Course at Chippewa Valley Technical College in 1979.
John married Susan Zimmerman “The love of his life” on June 28th, 1980. John and Sue settled on the family farm where John ran the farm with his Father for the next 35 years.
In July of 1981, they were blessed with a daughter, Kerrilyn. John served as a member of the Cadott Board of education as well as Secretary/Treasurer for the Equity Co-op Livestock Shipping Association. John also was part of the Parish Council for St. Joseph’s Church, Boyd, WI. and the current sexton of St. Joseph’s Cemetery. He was also a supervisor for the Town of Delmar, as well as being part of the Cadott FFA Alumni (past president), Knights of Columbus and sons of a Legionaire. He was also and active part of the Chippewa County Livestock Group and enjoyed watching the kids exhibit their animals at the fair. John took much pride in serving his community through the Cadott Lions Club, where he was the immediate past president.
John is survived by his loving wife Sue, his adored daughter Kerri, his parents John and Annette Shakal, his sister Roxanne Roth, brothers in law Joe Semanko, Keith (Wanda) Zimmerman, Dave (Kathy) Zimmerman, Dale (Michele) Zimmerman, sister in law Karen (Carlie) Olynick and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sisters Cathy Shakal and Patty Semanko, brother in law Mike Roth and mother and father in law Esther and LeRoy Zimmerman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 719 E Patten St, Boyd, WI 54726 with Father William Felix officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery following the Funeral Mass.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM with a 7:30 PM Vigil Prayer Service on Sunday October 13th, 2019 at the Leiser Funeral Home in Cadott, WI. A Visitation will also be One hour prior to the Funeral Mass Monday morning at the Church.
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4:00 PM 10/13/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/13/2019 8:00:00 PM
Leiser Funeral Home

511 Main Street
Cadott, WI 54727

Vigil Prayer Service Sunday Evening at 7:30 PM. Visitation also One Hour prior to the Funeral Mass Monday morning at the Church.

Leiser Funeral Home
511 Main Street Cadott 54727 WI
United States

Funeral Service




10:30 AM 10/14/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

718 E. Patton St.
Boyd, WI 54726

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
718 E. Patton St. Boyd 54726 WI
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery (Boyd) Final Resting Place

County Highway X
Boyd, WI 54726

County Highway X Boyd 54726 WI
United States

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