January 27, 1981 ~ November 21, 2018

Born in: Fort Morgan, Colorado,
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Shannon Nicole Koshak departed this earth at the age 37, in Pueblo, Colorado, on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Shannon was born January 27, 1981, in Fort Morgan, Colorado, to Stanley and Linda (Leibhart) Lundien and was the youngest of two children. On August 4, 2007, Shannon married the love of the life, Mark Koshak, in Pueblo, CO. They were blessed with two children, Markus (9) and Sophia (5). Shannon followed in her grandfather's steps of being a school teacher for 15 years. Shannon graduated High School in Fort Morgan. She received her bachelor's degree from CSU-Pueblo and her master's degree online while teaching full time and being a mom to her two small children. Shannon taught in several schools in Pueblo. At the time of her death she was a third-grade teacher at Desert Sage Elementary. Shannon loved spending time with her family and friends, traveling and especially going to all her children's and families activities. Shannon had the most infectious laugh, smile and a great sense of humor. Shannon is survived by her beloved husband, Mark Koshak of Pueblo, CO; their two young children, Markus James and Sophia Jane, who were deeply loved and cherished by their mother. Her parents, Stanley and Linda Lundien of Falcon, CO; her brother, Jamie (Joleen) Lundien of Colorado Springs, CO; nephew, Vincent; and niece, Eva; father-in-law, Bob Koshak; mother-in-law, Lou Ann Koshak (Lee Sharon); brother-in-law, Zack (Karen) Koshak, all from Pueblo, CO; niece, Mikayla Henson of Pueblo, CO, who was more like a daughter to Shannon; and grandparents, Clair and Lois Leibhart of Fort Morgan, CO. Shannon is preceded in death by her grandparents, Carl and Ida Lundien, Matthew and Rose Koshak, Charles and Ann Maxie, Uncle Larry Lundien and Aunt Dorothy Bradish. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Pueblo West High School Auditorium, 661 W. Capistrano Ave., in Pueblo West, Colorado. Per Shannon's request, please wear pink and black to the service. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to Shannon's children's college fund direct to the family. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Mark- My deepest sympathy for your loss. I didn’t know Shannon, but it sounded like she was wonderful. Hope you can find some peace in the happiness you two shared.

  2. Steve and I send our heartfelt condolences to your family. Shannon welcomed both of us, as volunteers, into her classroom at Liberty Point Elementary. She was always with a ready smile and a heartfelt “thank you for your help.” I knew she meant it, too. I didn’t know Shannon for very long, but I am so glad I met her. The few memories of her that I have will make me smile for many years to come.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. Shannon was the sweetest, her smile and personality lit up the room. She absolutely loved her family. Sending prayers to you all.

  4. Shannon- you made college and student teaching fun and your laugh and hugs were always welcomed and appreciated. You listened when I needed a friend. God bless your babies and Mark. Smile down girl!

  5. Shannon was way too young and beautiful to have left this earth. I am so sorry for your loss Mark, kids and families. She will always be with you in spirit. She was such a positive energy and bright light. ❤️ She will be missed deeply.

  6. My families prayers and deepest condolences are sent to the Koshak family. Mrs. Koshak taught my son at LPE and we grew to love her and the family so much. Just know she will be truly missed and is a smile that I will never forget.

    Please post info on how to send donations. You are not alone

  7. So Sorry! I babysat her and her brother when I was in high school. I love you family dearly and am so sorry for your loss

  8. So Sorry! I babysat her and her brother when I was in high school. I love you family dearly and am so sorry for your loss

  9. Sad to hear of Shannon’s passing. She was great inspiration to both co-workers and students. She will be missed.

  10. Sending our love and prayers from Florida and Kentucky. We loved Shannon and she will be missed.

  11. We send our thoughts, prayers and love to all of you. Shannon was a sweet soul and will be greatly missed.

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