Family remembers Michigan couple killed in Texas church shooting

Harrison natives Bob and Shanni Corrigan were two of the victims killed in the Texas church shooting. (Photo credit: Sharon Corrigan)

San Antonio may be more than a thousand miles away, but the recent church shooting still managed to touch one Northern Michigan family.

The community of Harrison came together Monday evening for a vigil to remember two of their own.

JeanAnn Corrigan lost both her son Bob and her daughter-in-law Shanni.

They were among the victims killed in Texas, while attending church this past Sunday.

"And I know my son and my daughter-in-law are in the arms of Jesus," JeanAnn said. "I know that."

Every love story has a beginning and JeanAnn said Bob and Shanni's began at Harrison High School.

"They were high school sweethearts," a family member said. "Yup, they got married the first couple months out of high school and were together ever since."

JeanAnn said Bob's military career took their love story from state to state.

But she said two things remained constant and that was their love for one another, their love for God.

"They were very instrumental in whatever church they were in," JeanAnn said. "He did sing and so did she. They both had beautiful voices"

Monday night the community of Harrison sang for them with candles in hand and memories in their hearts.

They held a vigil to honor the couple in their hometown.

The family said despite the pain, they're working to forgive the man who took the lives of their loved ones.

"Sure, we can forgive," Bob's uncle said. "That's part of being a Christian."

Bob and Shanni left behind two sons.

Both followed in dad's footsteps and are serving our country.

The youngest son is stationed in Montana and the oldest is in Japan.

The family said the red cross is helping to bring them home for the funeral.

They said there may be a service in Harrison and another in San Antonio.

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