Shawn “Jacob” Pannell, age 24, of Brainerd, MN and formerly of Marshall, MO died unexpectedly in Brainerd on Saturday, November 2, 2019. A celebration of his life will be held at 9:30AM on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Grandview Lodge - Gull Lake Center, Nisswa, MN. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN.
Shawn “Jacob” Pannell was born on December 9, 1994 in Columbia, MO to Shawn Patrick Pannell and Paula May Finnley. He grew up in Marshall, MO and his family moved to Pequot Lakes where he graduated high school. Following high school, he continued his education at Central Lakes College where he obtained his Occupational Certificate. Jacob proudly served as an Infantryman in the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing, hanging out with friends, and was always on the go experiencing life. Jacob had a great sense of humor, infectious smile, and loved and cared deeply for his family and friends. He was respectful, polite, independent, and had the biggest heart full of life. Jacob never wavered in telling someone what was on his mind, he taught his family to have a sense of humor, to love, to forgive, and have patience with one another. Above all else, he loved his family beyond words and Jacob will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Jacob is survived by his mother, Paula (Keith “Pop”) Brumbaugh; brother, Coldy (Megan) Finnley of Fayetteville, NC; maternal grandmother, Ruby Finnley; paternal grandmother, Genevieve Louise (Charles) Henricks; grandparents, Calvin and Deborah Brumbaugh; aunts and uncles, Jessica Finnley (son-Alexander Asher), Jennifer (Suraj) Amatya, Stacey (Deola) Brumbaugh – Johnson, Charles Timothy (Teri) Pannell, Shane Henricks; and many other cousins and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Shawn Patrick Pannell; and paternal grandfather, Charles Jacob Pannell.
Memorials are preferred to the Army Emergency Relief Fund or Mission 22 (www.mission22.com).