Michael Shanahan


Michael Stephen Shanahan, age 69 of Columbia, Missouri passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.

Michael was born on April 19, 1952 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Bernard and Dee (Dykes) Shanahan. Michael spent his formative years in Centerville, graduating from Centerville High School in 1970. Soon after high school Michael joined the army and the air force and served his country in Vietnam. Michael began his career in the heating and cooling industry by owning Shanahan’s Home Services for several years in Centerville until he moved to Columbia, Missouri in July 2006. Michael continued his career in heating and cooling working for Semco in Columbia, traveling all over North America working on big HVAC’s, and most recently building and grounds supervisor for local apartment complexes.

Michael was a people-person, never met a stranger and always stayed busy. In his free time, Michael enjoyed fishing, flying airplanes, and deer hunting. He also enjoyed time with his family, friends, and his fur baby Libby Lou. 

Left to honor Michael’s memory include his wife, Sharon Shanahan of Columbia; children, Stephanie (Chuck) Banks of Donnellson, Iowa, April Shanahan of Portland, Oregon, and Tim Shanahan of Centerville, Iowa; granddaughter, Chelsey (Donald) Archambault of Dupont, Washington and her children Orion and Owen, grandson, Peyton Banks, and granddaughter, Katarina Banks; granddaughter, Taylen Shanahan, and grandson, Treyton Shanahan. Other survivors include his mother, Dee Shanahan of Centerville; sister, Jill (Roger) Clark of Centerville; six nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great nephews. 

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Shanahan; his brother, Patrick Shanahan; and his sister, Joy Green.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM, Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Howard Luscan officiating. Per the family’s request, masks and hand sanitizer will be available to the public.  Burial will follow in the Exline Cemetery, south of Centerville with military rites conducted. A visitation will take place Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville, with the family receiving friends from 11AM-1:00PM.  In lieu of flowers, Memorials have been established to the family of Michael Shanahan, to be determined at a later date, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, C/O Shanahan family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.

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