Shawn Charles Loreth, 52, of Beverly Hills, Florida, was called to his Heavenly Home on August 28, 2019 at Vitas Hospice surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on May 1, 1967 in Ojai, California, son of Jerome and Deanna Loreth.
Shawn was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. As a young man he was taught to sing by his mother and discovered he was blessed with a God given talent for music that brought joy to many who heard him. At seven years old his family left California and moved to Devils Lake, ND where he graduated High School in 1985. During his time in High School he was a multi-sport athlete and was members of his High School choir and band. During his junior year in High School he enlisted in the National Guard. He served in the US Army National Guard for 13 years playing tuba as a member of the 188th North Dakota Honor Band. Following High School, he attended Valley City State University on a full ride music scholarship for three years. While there he performed in many productions including The Kings Court and soloing in Handel’s Messiah.
In 1990 Shawn moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he met and married Michelle Staub in July, 1996. They made their home in Florida and were blessed with two sons; Caden and Tristan.
Shawn, like his parents, had a knack for sales. He successfully sold autos, and then became a financial advisor working for A.G. Edwards. He found his niche in the food industry working for Sysco Foods and then Cheney Bros. In 2017 Shawn purchased an Allstate Insurance agency in Wildwood, FL. Shawn was a member of Harvest Church in Citrus Springs, FL., and The Citrus County American Legion. He enjoyed watching and coaching his sons play various sports, singing at church, with his praise band and at karaoke and playing golf in his spare time. Shawn will be remembered for his huge smile, his big hugs, his generosity and his life-long friendship.
Shawn is survived by two sons, Caden A. Loreth and Tristan C. Loreth both of Hernando, FL; his parents Jerry and Deanna Loreth of Breckenridge, MN; sister, Stacie Loreth of West Fargo, ND; stepsons, Mike, Quinten and Dawson Guthrie of Ocala, FL; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his grandparents Charles & Frances Loreth; Charles (Garfield) & Ella Ganssle; uncle Fred Ganssle; cousin Shane Ganssle.
Shawn’s family will receive friends from 10:00 am to the hour of service on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, 2507 Highway 44 West, Inverness, FL. A Celebration of Life will begin at 11:00 am with Pastors Brain and Angela Weigner officiating. Military Honors will be provided.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL.