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Shawna (Martin) King

November 25, 1974 — November 8, 2023

Munising

Munising

Shawna King, age 48, of Munising, died late Wednesday evening, November 8, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness.  She was born on November 25, 1974 in Munising to Leonard and Linda (Schierschmidt) Martin.  Shawna graduated from Munising High School in 1993.  During her senior year, she interned as a teacher’s aide and found that she loved working with children.  She went to work as a paraprofessional at AuTrain-Onota School.   Shawna then started childcare for numerous children over the years.  She loved caring for those kids and treated them all like they were her own.  Shawna also worked at the casino and a coworker wanted to introduce Shawna to her brother.   She and Perry King were married on August 16, 1997.  Shawna and Perry enjoyed side by side rides in the woods, family camping trips at Colwell Lake, and just being together for a movie or date night.  A night at home with Perry and her dogs, always made Shawna happy.  She loved being a dog mom until they misbehaved and then she yelled at Perry for not training them better.  Shawna was so proud of what Perry and Alger did with the Alger County K-9 Unit and was an integral part of their social media presence.   She had plans to help train the new dog, Finny, so she could assist on Search and Rescue with Perry and the K-9 unit.

She is survived by her loving husband – Perry King; dogs – Sophie, Matilda “Midgy”, K-9 Alger, and K-9 Finny; daughter – Shae (Drew) Gendreau; parents – Leonard and Linda Martin; sister – Jennifer (Chad) Morrison; grandson – Asher Gendreau (Shawna’s most recent pride and joy); fathers-in-law – Perry King, Sr. and Carlton Utterback; Perry’s siblings and their spouses - Kim and Dave Heath, Steve and Minfang Utterback, Dan and Cindy Utterback, Tracy and Art Horne, Kathy King and Lori Riley, Heather and Greg Newell, and George King; sisters-in-law - Shirl (Craig) Hesse and Jordyn (Luke) DeBassige; nieces and nephews – Alyssia (fiance' Josh Gurski) Potter, Blaise, Drake, and Ember Morrison; great-niece – Karson with a great nephew on the way; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law – Julie Utterback and beloved chihuahua Sassy.

Visitation will be at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Pastor Jim Rodgers will conduct Shawna’s funeral at 1:00 p.m.  A luncheon will follow at the AuTrain Township Hall.

 

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

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