Former Frazee resident Shawn Alan Parsons, 47, passed away due to complications from surgery on Saturday, December 6, 2008 in Mesa, Arizona.

Shawn was born to Mary Ann and Roger Parsons on May 20, 1961 in Chicago, Ill., along with a twin brother, Scott. Shawn had many aspirations in life and had fulfilled many of them, including running several businesses in the Frazee-Detroit Lakes area. He also worked as a car salesman at Neresons' in Detroit Lakes, and as an advertising representative for the Frazee Forum. He was also very proud of the fact that he served his country in the Armed Forces after high school.

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Shawn was humorous, loving, caring and insightful, and always looking to make someone smile or laugh. He left behind many loved ones, including seven brothers, Scott (Sharon), Greg (Lisa), Brian (Tandra), Kevin, Todd, Danny (Toni), and Glen; eight sisters, Nadine (Tom), Colleen (Steve), Doreen, Jill, Kelly (Jeff), Tracy (Greg), Vanessa (Jeff), and Leann (Jerry).

Shawn also left behind the love of his life, Deb Peterson, along with four children, Amanda, Ashley, Sammone and Mariah; four stepchildren, Tabitha (Jordan), Tyler, Dylan and Dakotah; as well as three grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews.

Shawn will be loved forever by his family and friends. Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 10. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Apache Junction Mortuary.

Cards may be sent to Roger and Mary Ann Parsons, 900 So. Idaho Road No. 44, Apache Junction, AZ 85219.