Shannon Nicole Rettig, 42, formally of Big Sandy, a newspaper editor who loved camping, fishing, darts, pool and animals, died Dec. 23 of natural causes at her place of residence in Townsend. Private family burial of ashes has taken place at the Big Sandy Cemetery. A Celebration of her life is being planned at the Fishtale Tavern in Townsend hosted by her close local friends at a later date. Arrangements were made by Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home in Helena.
Memorials can be made to Fresno Chapter Walleyes Unlimited c/o Steve Chvilicek, 1260 Rd 425 S, Havre, MT 59501.
Shannon is survived by a brother, Shawn (Tiffany) Rettig, niece Tylynn, and nephew Caden all of Rudyard; maternal grandmother Lorraine Malloy of Billings; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother Terry Rettig in 1995, father Jim Rettig in 2009, paternal grandmother Agnes Rettig in 2009 and grandfather Vince Rettig also in 2009.