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Steve D. Shawgo

Steve D. Shawgo We lost Steven Shawgo on August 16, 2018.

Steven was known by his family, friends and business associates for his love of family, his kindness, willingness to help, his sense of humor, and his dedication to doing what he felt was right. Steve was an accomplished baseball player, playing for the Manhattan Kansas American Legion team as a pitcher and short stop.

Steven Dee Shawgo was born to Gail D. and Betty Shawgo on March 2, 1964 at Morris County Hospital, Council Grove Kansas.

In August 1965, Steven moved with his family to Manhattan Kansas. Steven attended and graduated from Manhattan High School in 1982, and attended Kansas State University. Steven and Mary (Clark) were married on July 24, 1993. That same year Steve and Mary were baptized, and joined Manhattan First Christian Church. In July 2001, their son Jared was born. Steve and Mary dedicated themselves to raising Jared with the strong values, including kindness, sense of achievement and strong work ethic. Jared Is in process of completing his final Eagle Scout project on September 22, 2018. We know the foundation that Jared has been raised with will serve him well in the future.

Steve was 21-year employee of Briggs Auto Group. He was an achiever and was recognized many times for his ability to lead a team. As manager of the parts department at Briggs, Steve’s decisions and leadership abilities enabled him to be a key contributor to the success of the business enterprise. Steve achieved and received many awards including trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Bahamas and cruising the Mediterranean.

Steve is preceded in death by his mother Betty in 2011.

Steven is survived by his wife Mary Shawgo and son Jared of Manhattan. Steve is also survived by his father Gail (Bud) Shawgo of Manhattan, his sister Patty (Shawgo) Dible of Colby, KS brothers Bob Shawgo of Minneapolis Minnesota and Russell Shawgo of Overland Park, KS. Steve also is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Steven will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday September 22nd at the First Christian Church 115 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas with Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Jared Shawgo Education Fund. (Please make checks out to Mary Shawgo) Memorials may also be made to Katie’s Way. Both can be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Steve was loved very much and will be greatly missed by all.

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