Shon-Mark Christopher O’Donnell
March 30, 1970-July 13, 2021
VISITATION: Tuesday, July 20th from 10am to 11am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2207 Wirt St., followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am. Private Family Burial. Memorials will be directed by the family.
To view a live broadcast of the Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click on the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
Shon-Mark was preceded in death by Stephen Craig Schafer, Charles Paul Schafer, Mary Ellen Giitter Daley, Thomas Edward Daley, Patricia Ruth Gosnell, Gerald Matthew O’Donnell, Jimmy Brackett, and many aunts, uncles and grandparents from the Giitter, Daley, Schafer, Britten, O’Donnell, and Gosnell Families. He is survived by James “Jim” Robert O’Donnell, Meredith Tuttle, William Patrick and Patricia Ann O’Donnell, Noreen and John Frenking, 15 sisters, 9 brothers, many, many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Shon-Mark loved family and friends above all else. Family was not always blood to Shon-Mark; it was people that he considered family and had special relationships with.
Shon-Mark was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and was adopted at birth. His family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, then to Houston, Texas, and then to Omaha, Nebraska. From Omaha, Shon-Mark moved to San Diego, California, back to Omaha, to Orlando, Florida, and then back to Omaha in 2003.
Shon-Mark and Jim met in 1991.
In 2013 Shon-Mark was reunited with his biological family. He and his family were welcomed with open arms by each and every member of the Gosnell/Tuttle Family. This is something that Shon-Mark cherished and brought him an abundance of happiness.
Shon-Mark was the life of the party. He loved dressing up in blow up costumes, making balloon animals, entertaining, and tried to never miss an opportunity to see family and friends.
In his professional career Shon-Mark worked a multitude of jobs. The jobs that stick out the most are Disney World, Epcot Center, Disney Cruise Line, Info-USA, Physicians Mutual, and finally at Werner Enterprises. At each place that Shon-Mark worked he developed and maintained strong friendships and strong working relationships with colleagues. He found his way to Werner Enterprises as an IT guy at a trucking company, a place he never thought he would end up. Werner Enterprises was the best and most rewarding job Shon-Mark had. Every day he commented on how much he enjoyed what he was doing and that he finally found his forever job. Forever came too soon.
Shon-Mark loved his family, friends, and peers at work with everything he had to give. Shon-Mark died happy in his personal life, his family life, his work life, and had no regrets.
Rest in Peace Shon-Mark. You were loved by many and are sorely missed.