Ira M. Shepard

Ira M. Shepard, 91, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.

Ira was born on March 10, 1932, in the Town of Red Springs. He was the son of the late Harry and Grace (Yokkum) Shepard. Ira enlisted in the United States military and served his country proudly in the Marines, Army and Air Force before receiving his honorable discharge.

In March 1958, he was united in marriage to Mary Tomow. The couple spent 63 wonderful years together before Mary’s passing in 2021. Ira worked at North Star Casino for many years as a security guard. He was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and doing anything outside.

Ira is survived by sons, Michael (Punkin) Shepard and Tom (Linda) Shepard; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ira is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; sons, Steve and Jim; siblings, Phyllis, Gordon and Ruth; and parents, Harry and Grace.

A funeral service for Ira will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with Pastor Paul Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Red Springs Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Mohican Veterans and the Gresham American Legion Post 390.