Michael F. Shanahan
Date of Birth
April 18, 1953
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
October 21, 2018
Ames, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

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.

Condolences for Michael F. Shanahan
  1. Pat & Deb Carroll
    • October 22, 2018 - 5 years ago

    To Joy,Meghan,Alison & Patrick,
    Our heartfelt condolences to all of you.
    We had such great times with you and Mike in the past, we will always cherish our memories spent with all of you.
    We love you and pray that the Dear Lord will give you His Almighty comfort!
    Pat & Deb

  2. Brian/Deb Konecky
    • October 24, 2018 - 5 years ago

    The Laudenback Family would like to extend our heartfelt condolences. In this sorrowful time may the Lord comfort you and your loved ones. Rest in peace Mike.

  3. Larry & Dianne Cihal
    • October 25, 2018 - 5 years ago

    Joy and Family, we are so sad to hear about Mike’s passing. Both of you were so kind to Dianne and I when we first moved to Columbus. May our Lord Jesus provide your entire family comfort during this trying time.

  4. Amber Micka
    • October 25, 2018 - 5 years ago

    My condolences to the family for your loss of Mr. Shanahan. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15

  5. Chris and Melissa Hughes
    • October 25, 2018 - 5 years ago

    Joy, Chris enjoyed getting to know Mike these last couple of months while he was doing odds and ends. He has forever touched his life. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Mac and Deb McNeil
    • October 25, 2018 - 5 years ago

    Joy and family, we received the sad news from Ashlie that Mike passed away. It brings a smile to my face to remember the stories of hunting and fishing and watching Mike fly tying. He made it look so easy and brought so much peace to the room. One of a kind, Big Mike will be missed greatly.

  7. Tim Ludi
    • October 26, 2018 - 5 years ago

    Havent seen Mike in years but I will never forget our Weston JC basketball team. He was so much fun to play ball with and he always kept the team laughing. Rest in Peace Brother.

  8. Mary Dailey
    • October 26, 2018 - 5 years ago

    Joy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all

  9. Kathy and Jodi Johnson
    • October 27, 2018 - 5 years ago

    Joy and family. We were heart broken to read the news of Mikes passing. We truly enjoyed the short time visiting with you both while Mom was buying your old house in Columbus. You are all in our prayers! I know he will truly be missed!
    Kathy and Jodi

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