Shane was born April 25, 1983, to Wesley and Kathleen (Dampier) Pawlowski in Independence, Mo. He received his education in Blue Hill, Mo., and graduated from Blue Hill High School in 2001. He attended Central Community College for a year before he enlisted in the United States Army on March 6, 2003 and served a tour of duty in Iraq.
He married Sandra Lee Bruce on June 25, 2006, at Fort Knox, Ky. He was honorably discharged on March 5, 2007 and was planning to begin school this fall to pursue a career as a funeral director.
While in high school, Shane was a member of the Blue Hill FFA and was active in football, power lifting and basketball.
He loved his family and all people. He also loved kittens, hunting rabbits, fishing and his favorite holiday was Halloween. He enjoyed playing family soccer on Sundays and playing other sports and video games with his brothers.
He is survived by his wife Sandra Lee Pawlowski of Lincoln, Neb.; mother and step-father, Kathleen Naomi and Bradley Allen Freking of Saronville, Neb.; father, Wesley Myrl Pawlowski of Blue Hill, Neb.; brothers, Luke Pawlowski of Lincoln, Neb., Jonathan Pawlowski of Saronville, Neb., and Andrew Pawlowski of Saronville, Neb.; sister Lacey Freking of Saronville, Neb.; grandparents, James and Marilyn Dampier of New Castle, Wyo., Bev Pawlowski of Sioux Falls, S.D., Harold and Kay Freking of Le Mars; aunts, Becky, Penny, Barb, Sally, Bonnie and Michelle; uncles, Jim, Tim, Matt, Larry, Jessie, Anthony, Brian, Bruce and numerous wonderful cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Naomi Dampier at age 34; great-grandparents, Earl and Ima Dampier; great-grandmother, Vivian Smart and a great-grandfather, Myrl Pawlowski.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sutton Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Judy Terry-Nuss officiating. Interment will be in the Sutton Cemetery with military honors provided by the Nebraska National Guard Military Honor Guard. Visitation is from 3 until 9 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, Neb.
A memorial has been established to the family.