Shane M. McCaslen, 42, of Montezuma, Iowa, passed away at his home Feb. 28, 2017. Shane Michael McCaslen, was born Feb. 4, 1975, to Ron McCaslen and Catherine (Alshouse) Wilson at Creston, Iowa.
Shane graduated from Montezuma High School in 1993. He attended DMACC for one year and then transferred to Iowa State. He was united in marriage to Christy Anderson on April 19, 1997, and to this union their son, Reece was born. They later divorced.
Shane worked for DeJong Manufacturing for 15 years, two years at River Bend and two years at Malcom Lumber. He also worked with Wheeler Construction, John Breniman Construction, MLA Construction and T & E Construction. Shane enjoyed woodworking, watching NASCAR and hunting. Shane's true passion was spending time with his son, Reece, and attending all of his activities. Shane was a dedicated volunteer firefighter for over 13 years with the Montezuma Fire Department and was also a certified EMT, retiring as a captain in 2011.
His memory will be honored by his son, Reece McCaslen of Montezuma; parents, Ron (Jackie) McCaslen of Millerton and Catherine (Steve Peterson) Wilson of Windsor Heights; siblings, Aaron McCaslen of Montezuma, Lucas (Anna) McCaslen of Corydon and Aimee (Cheyne) Perkins of Clio; paternal grandmother, Jean McCaslen of Greenfield; maternal grandfather, Ralph (Shirley) Alshouse of Seymour; close friends, Melissa Deatherage and Dave and Brenda Fisch, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Shane was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, E.J. "Moe" McCaslen; maternal grandmother, Mary Katherine Alshouse and his stepfather, Dennis Wilson in 2009.
Funeral services were held March 3 at the Community Hope Church in Montezuma. Private burial will be held in the Jackson Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are designated for the Reece McCaslen Education Fund.
Holland-Coble Funeral Home of Montezuma is in charge of arrangements.