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Shannon T.

Visitation- Monday, June 29, 2020 10-11AM (50 Person Max)

Service- 11AM (50 Person Max)

Shannon Thomas Pencak

Franksville – Shannon Thomas Pencak, 33, of Franksville, Wisconsin passed away suddenly at his home on June 20th, 2020.

He was born in Waukegan, IL on June 27th 1986. He graduated from J.I. Case High School in 2005 and attended UW-Milwaukee. He was employed by Concentrix as a Service Specialist and consistently ranked in the top 5 of his division.

He was a homebody who enjoyed watching movies with loved ones, especially documentaries. His favorite bands included The Smashing Pumpkins and Blink 182. He was gifted in mathematics and information technology. He was a proud dad to his rescue cat, Skipper and lifelong animal lover. Above all he adored spending time with his nephews Greyson and Bodhi. They, along with his girlfriend Chelsea, were the absolute light of his life and a reason to be the best person he could be. He always recognized the importance of family and never missed an opportunity to say “I love you.”

He is survived by his parents, Beckie and Thomas Pencak; grandparents Marlys and Carroll Beguhn; his girlfriend, Chelsea Ostrov; nephews Greyson and Bodhi Wilson; and his siblings, Rheanna Rasico (Andy Rasico), Tiffany Wilson (Steve Wilson), and Nicholas Pencak (Luis Valenzuela).

Shannon battled great personal adversity throughout his life and despite the odds, overcame so much in his final years. His family is forever proud and takes solace that he is now at peace.

A private memorial service will be held on June 29th at Heritage Funeral Home in Oak Creek. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the following causes that were dear to his heart: Safe Harbor Humane Society of Kenosha and NAMI of Greater Milwaukee.


  1. SWINDLER July 27, 2020 at 10:54 pm - Reply


    I’m gonna miss you Space. I wish we could have chatted once more on discord. I’m sure we’ll get that talk again one day. -Your friend, Swindler

  2. Goo July 27, 2020 at 11:12 pm - Reply


    Had so many great laughs and memories. Love you Gayme xoxo

  3. Anonymous July 28, 2020 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    This might be unknown to his family but Shannon had a big presence in a large online community for years and had TONS of friends who have been wondering where he’s been. We only became aware of his passing yesterday and he is greatly missed. Shannon was better known to us as Spaceman (space) and through group voice and video calls, he never failed to make us laugh. Always the entertainer, he loved to talk and bring people together despite the distances between all of us. Whether you were a new face or known for years, he was inclusive, nonjudgemental and forgiving to others. He always made people feel welcome and acknowledged within the community.

    As great of a conversationalist as he was, he was an even better listener and one would be in good company if Space was there to listen to you. He had a way about him that got people to open up and having been through a lot of his own personal struggles, he listened with an open heart and without judgement. He will be remembered by many as somebody you could always talk to.

    I feel a gap in the community now but “the space between us” becomes smaller as more and more people share their memories and stories of Space. He always strived to bring people together and I have no doubt that he is at peace watching others grow closer to one another through our shared connection to him.

 It was a pleasure to be in your company Space. Thank you for always being a friend to me… 


    If you have to go, don’t say goodbye/If you have to go, don’t you cry /If you have to go, I will get by/I will follow you and see you on the other side. – The smashing pumpkins, “For Martha”

  4. Jon P July 28, 2020 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolences to his family for losing such a great son. I will miss you dearly Space

  5. Aiden ResidentSleeper7 July 28, 2020 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace spaceman! Thank you for the advice and memories my friend ❤️ Gone but never forgotten.

  6. Zo July 28, 2020 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    There is indeed a community that has made lots of good memories with Shannon. He has a way to make people laugh and feel comfortable talking to him. Although this big group of people have not met him in person, there were strong connections made. Upon hearing his passing to a peaceful place we were shocked. We reminisced on our valuable times talking with him . We truly miss Shannon but his memories will live on.

  7. Mike m July 28, 2020 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    You will be missed by many many people i’m glad that i had the chance to get to know you and call you a friend, you were taken away from the world
    way to young but will never be forgotten. Rest in peace

  8. Floda July 28, 2020 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Shannon ( I knew him as spaceman) was a smart, witty and very kind friend. He will me be missed by all who had the pleasure to get to meet him.

  9. Danni July 28, 2020 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Shannon/Space was one of the kindest people i’ve met online, was always there for his friends and loved us all unconditionally.
    He helped me personally through some rough times and for that I will always be grateful.
    He brought a lot of laughter and light with him wherever he went and was always able to put a smile on our faces.

    We are all so lucky to have been a part of his epic story and he will always be in our thoughts.
    Rest easy my friend.

  10. chadly October 26, 2020 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    rest easy space… you were different by every standard – in the best way… we were very close friends online and when i heard of your passing it really didnt settle in at first.. you were a kind and loving soul and you struggled with the same disease lots of us do. spaceman is in the stars now, soar the skies big homie <3

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