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John M. Shoen

November 10, 1967 — January 22, 2023

John Martin Shoen, 55, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023 from a cardiac event. John was born in El Paso on November 10, 1967 to Lawrence and Yoshiko Shoen. The family moved to Missoula in 1975.

In 1991 he married Sandy Wilson. They had 3 sons, Nathan, Bradly and Colten. John worked for Opportunity resources for the last 32 years in the woodshop, where he loved to spend his days working with the clients.

John loved the outdoors. He loved being in the mountains whether it was camping, getting firewood, shooting, or just driving to see where the road would go. He also had a love of firearms, he never had enough and would always find “just one more” that he had to have. He loved spending his free time reloading bullets which he always said was “his therapy”.

John was a kind man who had a big heart to help anyone who needed it. Many times, he would drop everything to come to the rescue with just a phone call. He was a true family man who always put his family’s needs before his own.

John is survived by his wife Sandy, Missoula, three sons Nathan, Bradly and Colten; all of Missoula, Mother Yoshiko Shoen of Missoula, Brother Mike (Meridith) Shoen of Boise ID, 3 sisters, Teresa (Mark) Howard of Warrenville, SC, Sandra Shoen of Boise ID, Elizabeth (Leon) Slater of Missoula, Brother-in-law and life long friend Roger Wilson, Brother-in-law Curtis Wilson, Sister-in-law, Cheryl (Keith) Armstrong, mother-in-law Vivian Wilson, and his best friend Rayne (His Dog)

Service will be held on Saturday, January 28th 2023, at 1:00 PM at Garden City Funeral Home.

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Starts at 1:00pm (Mountain time)

Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory

1705 W Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59808

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory

1705 W Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59808

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