Shawn Aschan, 42, passed away and entered into eternal peace on July 4, 2011, in Stafford, VA. Shawn was born in Marshalltown, IA, on March 4, 1969 to Sally and Carl Aschan. Shawn proudly served a long and distinguished career in the United States Army as an Officer prior to his untimely death. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Chantel (Wipprecht) and three beautiful children; daughter Lauren (17), son Wyatt (14) and son Morgan (11), his Mother Sally, Brother Shane (Trish), maternal Grandmother, Nondas Sports, his Father and Mother In Law, Paul and Jeanette Wipprecht along with a host of Aunts, Uncles, Brother and Sister In Laws, Nieces and Nephews and Friends too many to number. Shawn was preceded in death by his Father Carl. Shawn was truly a one-of-a-kind man and an inspiration to all he met and Shawn never met a stranger. He loved people and those he met could not help but love him back for he exemplified love, honesty, integrity and a witty sense of humor. Shawn will most likely be remembered for being the epitome of unconditional love for his family, friends and country. Although our hearts ache because you are no longer here with us Shawn; we will rely on our faith to carry us on the rest of our journey until the day when we will joyfully be reunited. Rest in Gods care. Love, your family. A Celebration of Shawn's Life will be held on July 14, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., at Cappadona Funeral Home, 1020 E. Fillmore Street. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Published in The Gazette on Jul. 13, 2011.