NIAGARA, Wis. - Kenneth "Clicky" Shampo, 81, of Niagara, passed away Saturday, Jan 12, 2013, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain.
He was born Dec. 3, 1931, in Niagara, son of the late William and Elizabeth (Jardeen) Shampo. Clicky was a lifelong resident of Niagara, graduating from Niagara High School. After graduation, Clicky worked at Kimberly Clark Paper Mill until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
Clicky served as a cook from January 1954 to February 1956. While in the service, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with two Engagement Stars, United Nations Service Medal, and the Navy Occupation Service Medal with a European Clasp. After being discharged from the Navy, he returned to Kimberly Clark Paper Mill working in the woodyard until retiring April 4, 1994.
He married the love of his life, Geraldine Ann Carl, on Aug. 27, 1959.
As well as working at the mill, he owned and operated the Square Deal Chain Saw Shop for several years. Clicky enjoyed working on his Hobby Farm and loved all his animals, especially "Mike" the horse, but his greatest joy was his grandkids.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Gerry; two sons, David Shampo and Donald (Tracy) Shampo, both of Niagara; two daughters, Linda (Dale) Blagec and Lisa (Robert) Wells, both of Niagara; nine grandchildren, Ian and Corrina Shampo, Evan and Ethan Blagec, Brittany Dertz and Ross Shampo, and Allison, Isabel and Abigail Wells; one brother, Dr. Dale (Lucy) Shampo of Iron Mountain; two sisters, Lorraine (Bill) Marsh of West Bend, Wis., and Donna Shampo of Niagara.
Along with his parents, Clicky was preceded in death by his oldest brother, Gerald; and infant brother, Curtis.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home Niagara Chapel.
The memorial service will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Matt Settle will officiate.
Burial will be in Niagara Cemetery. The American Legion Cretton-Tutas Post 136 will accord full military honors at graveside.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Clicky or leave a condolence for his family by visiting the Jacobs Funeral Homes website.
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home Niagara Chapel to honor Clicky's legacy of life.