Shannon Lee “Opie” Barron, age 49, of Red Lake, Minnesota passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 7th, 2019. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Verna Mae (Morgan) Barron on July 19th, 1970.
Opie was a security guard in Warroad, MN when he met Laura Lajeunesse, his wife of 27 years. He served numerous years as a security guard for several organizations. He went on to become a wildland firefighter for many years. Opie then served as a Red Lake Police Officer for four years before becoming a Conservation Officer for the next 19 years.
Law Enforcement Officers will lay Opie to rest. His honorary pallbearers are adopted father Pat Pierre, Tony Infante, Justin Desjarlait, Gilbert Juarez, Vicki Juarez, Jeff Jourdain, Verto Barron, Eva Jones, Roxanne Desjarlait, Alice Lajeunesse, Keith Lajeunesse, Rosie Morgan, Holly Smith, Brittiany Johnson, Maryanne Morgan, Korrie Roberts, Celina Johnson, Ashleigh Smith, Jerald Cobenais, Brian Brown, Amanda Barron, Gerald Jourdain, Harlan Johnson, Curtis Jourdain, Sr., Mark Jourdain and Karen Jourdain. Opie will be laid to rest in the Morgan Family Burial Grounds in Red Lake, MN following his Thursday services.
Thank you for your service Officer Shannon Barron!