Obituary Record

Michael F. "Mike" Shanahan
Died on 10/21/2018

Shanahan, Michael F. “Mike” 10/21/2018

Funeral Leaflet


Michael F. Shanahan, 65, of Ames, NE, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at his home surrounded by family in rural Ames, NE. He was born April 18, 1953, in Wahoo, NE to Al and Rosemary (Dolezal) Shanahan. Mike graduated from Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo, NE and Central Community College in Columbus, NE. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. On October 1, 1977, Mike was married to Joy (Evans) in Columbus, NE.

Mike spent over 20 years working for Intel Corporation as an engineering supervisor. He was an avid fisherman and an all-around outdoorsman. Mike enjoyed camping with his family and his favorite hobby was fly tying. He was blessed with the gift of gab and enjoyed visiting with anyone who would listen. Mike could spin a tale to make even the most mundane event seem like the adventure of a lifetime.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joy Shanahan; children Meghan (Brian) Camp of Barksdale, AFB, Louisiana; Alison (Garry Woita) Shanahan of Arlington, Patrick Shanahan of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; grandchildren Erika, Dannika, Kaden, Caitlyn, Logan, Mya, Liam and Livia; sister Cindy Ullery of Wahoo; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents Al and Rosemary Shanahan; and sister Kathy Shanahan.

In Loving Memory Michael F. Shanahan

Date of Birth April 18, 1953 Wahoo, Nebraska; Entered Into Rest: October 21, 2018 Ames, Nebraska

Funeral Service: Friday, October 26, 2018 ~3:00 p.m. Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo, Nebraska. Rev. Joseph Faulkner, Celebrant. Gini Shrift, Reader. Music: “Tears In Heaven”, “Fly Like A Bird”, “Take Me Home, Country Roads”.

Military Honors: United States Navy, American Legion #82, VFW #4502

Place of Rest: St. Francis Cemetery, Wahoo, Nebraska

~~~Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

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