Thursday, January 9, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
South Haven Living Center ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Juanita A. Shanahan, 89, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE. She was born September 25, 1930 in Cedar Bluffs, NE to Henry J. and Alvina (Jacobsen) Hoffman. Juanita graduated from Cedar Bluffs High School and attended Commercial Extension School of Commerce in Omaha, NE. On January 7, 1950, she was united in marriage to Martin K. Shanahan in Papillion, NE. Juanita worked for Kraft Foods in her earlier years and she retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
Juanita was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wahoo where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, St. Wenceslaus Folk Choir and she helped count money from the collections. She enjoyed playing the guitar, singing and she was the best party song maker. Juanita sang with the group called, Four Hits and a Miss.
She is survived by children, Barbara A. Cockerill (Shanahan) of Waverly, NE, Bonnie J. (Mike) Monico of Omaha, NE, Timothy M. (Lorraine) Shanahan of San Antonio, TX, The Most Reverend Martin K. (Kathy) Shanahan Jr. of St. Paul, MN, Colleen M. (William) Peavy-Novak of Mesa, AZ; daughter-in-law, Debbie M. Shanahan of Adkins, TX; grandchildren, John (Nicole) Cockerill III, Amy (Travis) O’Gorman, Andrew (Veronica) Cockerill, Joseph (Heather) Cockerill, Erin (Mathew) Wiggins, Jodi (Adam) Wiseman, Molly (Jim) Shanahan, Shawna (Dustin) Eschliman, Christopher (Demari) Monico, Makayla Monico, Mari Shanahan, Martin Shanahan, Michelle Shanahan, Megan (Kyle) McLean, Kelly Ann Shanahan, Joshua (Jillian) Peavy, Evan Peavy and Jeffrey Peavy; 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband, Martin K. Shanahan, Sr.; son, Richard “Dick” E. Shanahan; parents, Henry and Alvina Hoffman; siblings, Melinda Jensen, Martha Janovec, Ruth Holtorf, Norman Hoffman, Valetta Kosofsky and Landon Eschliman.