Friday, October 26, 2018 ~ 3:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Navy, American Legion #82 & VFW #4502
In Care of the Family For Future Designation
Michael F. Shanahan, 65 of Ames, NE, died Sunday, October 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 wife of 41 years, Joy Shanahan; children, Meghan (Brian) Camp of Barksdale, AFB, Louisiana; Alison (Garry Woita) Shanahan of Arlington, NE, Patrick Shanahan of Rio Rancho, NM; grandchildren, Erika, Dannika, Kaden, Caitlyn, Logan, Mya, Liam and Livia; sister, Cindy Ullery of Wahoo, NE; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, Al and Rosemary Shanahan; sister, Kathy Shanahan.