Juanita A. Shanahan
Date of Birth
September 25, 1930
Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 5, 2020
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Thursday, January 9, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

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.

Condolences for Juanita A. Shanahan
    • January 6, 2020 - 9 months ago

    So sorry for your loss, your mom was a great woman.

  2. Marylou Garrett
    • January 7, 2020 - 9 months ago

    My condolences to your family on the death of Juanita.
    She was a shining light and always so kind to me when
    I lived in Wahoo. May she Rest In Peace in Jesus’ arms.

    Marylou Wirth Garrett

  3. Jean Paisley
    • January 7, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Barb, condolences on your loss.

  4. The Calvillo Family - San Antonio, TX
    • January 8, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Tim and family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. May she rest in peace.

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