Somers Lakeside School District 29

Dane Merton Shattuck was a loving, generous, adventurous young man whose brief life was cut short on Wednesday, July 10, 2007. Dane touched the hearts and lives of the many whose paths he crossed with his exuberant cheery personality. Always ready to reach a hand out to those in need, he loved life and the people in it.

Dane began his too-brief journey of life on April 18, 1993, as the son of Gail and Tim Shattuck. The person Dane became was formed by the many colorful people and experiences he enjoyed within his life. It was at St. Mary’s of Hannah in Michigan where Dane first entered school and began to shed his contagious smile and his amazing personality. Dane later continued his education in Montana at Somers Middle school, from fourth to eighth grade, where Dane developed his love of music and skill at playing the bass clarinet. He was also developing a love of the guitar, which we all know would have made him famous one day! Dane looked forward to college and pursuing a career in music, where he would have surely changed the world.

We are grateful to the many friends and mentors who helped Dane throughout his life and contributed their influence in shaping him into the marvelous person he was.

He leaves behind his father, Tim Shattuck, mother, Gail Shattuck (Bradley); two older brothers, Danyle Lambert and Kyle Schack; an older sister, Meranda Lambert, his dearest cousin Brandi Lock, and a grandfather Robert Bradley, aunts Roberta Haworth (Brian) and Geri Bradley, uncles Vern Bradley (Karen), Robert Shattuck (Beth),Raymond Shattuck and David Shattuck, cousins and many friends. Dane is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Merton Shattuck, his maternal grandmother, Geraldine Bradley, his cousin Vern Lock and his beloved dog Sam.

We were all so looking forward to seeing what great directions Dane would take as he unraveled his life along this earth's journey. May he touch as many on his continuing spiritual path as he has here.

Just as he embraced everyone, we embrace Dane in our hearts. It was a true privilege to know him and we will miss him forever.

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