Damon Russell Shimp

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June 27, 1974 ~ June 21, 2024

Damon R. Shimp, 49, Steen, MN, died Friday, June 21, 2024, unexpectedly from health issues while trucking, in Myrtle, MS.

Memorial Services are set for 10am, Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a visitation beginning at 9am.

Damon Russell Shimp, son of Norman and Susan Shimp, was born on June 27, 1974, in Pinckney, MI.  Damon grew up in Lower Michigan and in Pelkie MI. After high school, Damon worked in the mines, on the family farm, and drove a truck.  He went to Ferris State University in MI to get his degree in Heavy Equipment and as a Diesel Mechanic. He was most proud of owning his own semi to run a business on his own and with Dean Titze.  Damon drove a truck for over 30 years of his life.  He currently was working with Dean Titze at OAT Inc., through Johnson Feeds out of Canton, SD. 

While driving a truck for Landstar, Damon met his wife Sasha on the internet in 2003.  He was united in marriage with Sasha Olivier on September 24, 2004, in Jasper, MN.  They have been married for 19 years and 9 months.

Damon enjoyed trucking with his buddy, Dean, spending time with his family, especially his kids, when he came off the road for a few days. He loved helping his wife tend to the garden and having mowing races to see who could mow most of the 5 acres they lived on. He also enjoyed watching movies and playing with the cats out on the farm, and he recently bought a dog for Wyett. Damon enjoyed working on cars with his son, Wyett.

Grateful for having shared his life is his wife, Sasha of 19 years; two children, Aspen (Riley) Sheppard, Steen, MN, and Wyett Shimp, Steen, MN; one step-child, Austin Spielmann; his parents, Norman and Susan Shimp, Pelkie, MI;  one sister, Stacy (Paul) Mleko, WI; one brother, Jarrod Shimp, MI; three nephews, Mitch, Mark, and Luke; and one niece, Lindsay; one grandchild, Maverick; many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Damon is preceded in death by his in-laws, Lloyd and Irene Olivier; his grandparents on both his mother’s and father’s side; Uncle Bob, and Uncle Carol.  

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  • Johnson Feed, Canton, SD says:

    To the Family of Damon, We were very saddened to hear of Damon’s sudden passing. He was a great guy and always had a smile when you saw him. We all enjoyed working with him and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy, Your Friends at JFI

  • Jan Green says:

    Thank you so much, Johnson Feed family. I know Damon enjoyed working with you and took great pride in always getting your loads to their destinations safely and on time. He would call me at least once weekly to check on me and invariably say, “Yep, Aunt Janet, I am in Missouri with a load of pork loins!” It got to be our running joke. He loved OTR trucking and the challenges and satisfaction of being an owner/operator. For Damon, trucking was not just a job but a calling. He was THAT guy who you could always count on, turn to, and know the job would be done with the greatest integrity possible. He was THAT guy who was so reliable and you could count on him to get anything done. His parents, brother, sister, aunts, uncles, children, and cousins are shattered that he left us so soon.

  • Lee Brightman says:

    Dear Damon Rest in peace. Keep a watch on your close family. Miss you!!

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