MERCER, Shaun Michael In Loving Memory Shaun Michael Mercer, age 50, passed away on January 18, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Shaun was born the son of Robert Clyde and Nancy Lynn (McCrea) Mercer on March 31, 1964 in Spokane, WA. Shaun attended school in Spokane until the age of twelve when his family moved to Colville, WA where he attended school and graduated from Colville High School. Shaun was very active in sports, especially football. After graduating from high school, Shaun played semi-pro football for a brief time. Some of Shaun’s first jobs included working at Smith’s CafÄ‚Ĺ , and Vaagen’s Mill. He spent several years in Alaska working in commercial fishing, but found his way home to pursue his first love, selling cars. He started his passion at an early age, trading his bike for a go-cart, and then traded his go-cart for a motorcycle. Shaun sold cars for Booth and LaDuke only to finally have the opportunity to open his own car lot, Roadside Auto in Kettle Falls, which he operated until his passing. Shaun was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Wilford and Jean McCrea. He is survived by his mother Nancy Ressa and husband Jim; father Clyde Mercer and special friend Carol; grandmother Thelma Kirpes; step-brothers Mike Ressa and wife Deanne; Pat Ressa and wife Heidi; Larry Ressa and wife Kim; step-sisters Karen Johnson and husband Roger; Dianne Salo and husband Terry. A celebration of Shaun’s life will be held his shop, Roadside Auto in Kettle Falls on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. If one so wishes, memorial contributions can be made in Shaun’s name to the pet rescue organization of one’s choice in the Colville area. Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com. DANEKAS FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORY, 155 West First Avenue, Colville, WA 99114 has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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