We lost a dear friend and colleague when Shannon Brunmeier passed away at home Monday May 11th. We share our grief and sympathy with Shannon’s family, husband Damon and sons David and Casey.
Shannon and her family have been important members of our Nampa Optimist Football community for many years. Shannon served as Optimist Secretary, Fundraiser Coordinator, Blue Shirt and Team Mom for two teams. She was a friend and trusted advisor to both Noe and me.
Shannon gave a tremendous amount of time and energy to Optimist Football. Her joy and love for the sport of football was contagious. She performed her duties without any desire for accolades and with no regard for personal gain. Shannon was the true spirit of a volunteer, performing the real work and accomplishing so much with only the best of interests of our kids and our community as her only motivation.
She attended every meeting, every fundraiser, every game and camp and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything ran smoothly. Shannon helped line fields in the hot August sun and bundled up for the cold fall mornings as a Blue Shirt. She made coffee and sold hot dogs and hamburgers in the concessions stand and made up snack schedules for David and Casey’s football teams. She set up fields in the mornings and helped tear them down at night. She took meticulous notes at meetings and organized our fundraiser. She spent hundreds of hours collecting and handing out Touchdown cards and cleared tables at the Outback Fundraiser. Shannon literally did everything. I don‘t know what we will do without her.
She was always extremely proud of her boys and bragged justifiably of their many accomplishments on the field, in school and in life. Shannon would do anything for her boys. She was a great mom and a loving wife.
We will miss Shannon terribly and again share our sympathies with her family.
The family has requested that donations be made either to Nampa Optimist Football or to a fund set up in Shannon’s memory for her sons David and Casey at Home Federal Bank.