Shawn Michael Lavallee

Shawn Michael Lavallee

November 8, 1973 – November 9, 2021

Shawn Michael Lavallee of Omaha, NE, passed away unexpectedly on November 9, 2021.  Shawn was born on November 8, 1973, in Omaha and attended St Bernadette School and Gross Catholic High School.  He spent 17 years as a mechanic at Certified Transmission.

Shawn was a lifelong ball player (first baseball, then softball) and spent many nights and weekends on the field.  Recently, he added curling to his sporting resume.  He was an avid Jays fan and enjoyed many years of CWS tailgating and games.  Baseball and football seasons were spent cheering on the Red Sox and Raiders!

Shawn was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Lavallee; grandparents, Henry and Edra Lavallee, and grandfather, Lewis Pierce.  Those left to treasure his memory include his loving girlfriend, Elizabeth Linke of Omaha, NE; grandmother, Elaine Pierce of Beaumont, TX; mother and stepfather, Teresa and Bill Sjulin of Ames, IA; sisters: Kelly Lavallee of Port Neches, TX, Kara Lavallee of Groves, TX, and Kimberly Lavallee of Des Moines, IA; stepbrother, Jason Sjulin (Kristin) of Ankeny, IA; stepsister, Whitney Holland (Billy) of Tulsa, OK; nephews, Tyler and Dominick; nieces, Alexis and Adelyn; and numerous other family members and friends.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Thursday, November 18th at 11am at the West Center Chapel.  Luncheon to follow at the Omaha Firefighters Hall (12pm to 3pm).  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the funeral home to be directed by the family at a later date.

To view a live broadcast of the Celebration of Life, please go to and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


  • Kyle Heuertz Posted November 13, 2021 5:18 pm

    He was a great man and amazing friend. Love him like a brother. Always made me laugh and always had fun together.

  • Alex Posted November 13, 2021 5:56 pm

    Rest easy brother! Show them how to play ball up there and your wheels!

  • Rob Sondyj Posted November 13, 2021 7:19 pm

    Extremely sad to learn about this. Was a great guy and friend and will be truly missed. Always enjoyed being around him playing cards and billiards.

  • Traci Syas Posted November 13, 2021 10:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences to the Lavallee family.

  • Terry Joines Posted November 13, 2021 10:38 pm

    Kelly I’m so sorry for your families loss. Prayers for comfort in this difficult time.

  • Luke Posted November 14, 2021 10:01 am

    We will miss you brother, Rest in peace.

  • Tanya (McShaw) Young Posted November 14, 2021 4:30 pm

    Rest in Peace Shawn. I’ll always remember your kind heart and friendship. You always looked out for me at recess when we played red rover. I treasure our childhood memories at the park, Sun Valley pool, the playground at St. B’s, field days, field trips, etc. I’m sad we lost touch after high school, but I am so grateful we were able to connect on Facebook. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. God bless.

  • Brandon Wardlow Posted November 16, 2021 7:49 am

    Can’t believe you’re gone bro!! I know you’ll still be at the fields looking down on us every week. The softball community will be thinking about you for a long time. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Garry C Gernandt Posted November 17, 2021 8:46 pm

    Buffy, it bares repeating, God will be with you and family through all of this and beyond. Shawn at eternal rest, would want us to continue doing our best. Prayers of comfort and strength headed your way.

  • Lynne Jacques Posted November 18, 2021 5:01 pm

    My deepest sorrows for you and his family. He’ll be missed. Thank you for sharing this with us. My prayers are with you.

  • Stephanie Noland Johnson Posted November 18, 2021 9:56 pm

    There are no words that adequately express my sorrow or to express how much I hurt for Shawn’s family. I knew him as a very little boy and completely adored his sweet spirit and face. Play on, Shawn

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