Time of Remembrance

Shawn W. Aschun




Lakewood, CO

Date of Death:


Incident Location:

Stanton, VA

Military Branch:

Army Reserve




29th Infantry Division

Unit Base:

Fort Belvoir, VA

Shawn William Aschan, 42, passed away after a tragic swimming pool accident on July 4, 2011 in Stanton, VA. He was born March 4, 1969 in Marshalltown, to the late Carl R. and Sallie A. (Sports) Aschan.

After graduating in 1987 from Green Mountain High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. After his 3 years, Shawn enrolled and graduated in 1995 from University of Northern Iowa. While there, Shawn was an officer in the ROTC program. After graduation, he enlisted in Army National Guard. Later, he re-enlisted in U.S. Army and was station in Colorado Springs where he met and married Chantel (Wipprecht) and together they had two sons Shawn “Wyatt” (14) and Morgan (11) along with a step-daughter Lauren (17) from his wife’s previous marriage. Shawn served a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Army recently serving in Afghanistan.

Shawn had an incredible sense of humor, and loved to bring a smile to others. His complete lack to take anything serious, gave others joy. He exemplified love, honesty, compassion and integrity. Shawn was a wonderful husband and a proud dad. Everything he did was centered around his family. He was passionate about spending time with his Grandma Sports, his mother, brother, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew and multitude of friends, having lengthy conversations with strangers and always sharing his big heart.