Robert “Bob” W. Shanahan
Date of Birth
April 24, 1925
Prague, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
July 12, 2016
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, July 18, 2016 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Army and American Legion #308

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Visitation ~ 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 6:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Robert “Bob” W. Shanahan, 91, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 12, 2016..  He was born April 24, 1925 in Prague, NE to Thomas and Otillia (Ladenburger) Shanahan.  Bob graduated from Malmo High School in 1942.  Bob served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII until he was honorably discharged.  On April 21, 1952, he was united in marriage to Eileen Fujan at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Plasi, NE.

Bob was a lifelong farmer, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He loved Polka music and dancing.  He was an avid Husker fan and always enjoyed telling stories.  His hobbies included fast pitch softball in his early years, golfing and pitch playing in his later years.  Bob was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Weston American Legion, and past member of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Plasi, NE.

He is survived by children, Carol (Robert) Slabaugh of Omaha, Mary Kay (Nicholas) Dimas of Wahoo, Mick (Marcia) Shanahan of Elkhorn, Kathy (Clark) Rasmussen of Grand Island, Robert (Carey) Shanahan of Wahoo; grandchildren, Molly and Mitchell Murphy, Andy and Danielle Shanahan, Brenna and Bria Rasmussen, Tricia, Schyler, and Trey Shanahan; great-grandsons, Landon and Tate Shanahan; sisters: Lorene Stuchlik of Weston and Pat (Kenneth) Tvrdy of Valparaiso; brothers: Marvin (Lori) Shanahan of Valparaiso and Francis “Fuzz” (Mary) Shanahan of Denton, NE; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife Eileen M. Shanahan; parents Thomas and Otilla Shanahan; brothers: Thomas and Leo Shanahan; sister Betty Roh.

Condolences for Robert “Bob” W. Shanahan
  1. Peg Souba
    • July 15, 2016 - 8 years ago

    My deepest sympathy to the Bob Shanahan family. He will truly be missed by many people. He always had a smile on his face every time we met and he was a wonderful uncle to all his many nieces and nephews as we grew up. Heaven just welcomed a new angel to watch over us.

  2. Donna Janecek
    • July 15, 2016 - 8 years ago

    Tears of sorrow at the loss of your dad, Gears. He and my dad are the only ones who called mee Donna Mae. Good memories

  3. Fr. Charles Townsend
    • July 15, 2016 - 8 years ago

    My prayers and sympathies to Bob’s family. I enjoyed knowing him and appreciated his faithfulness and his personal kindness. I told him I was hoping to be invited to his 100th Birthday! He told me didn’t know as things were slowing down a lot. May he rest in peace! Fr. Townsend

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