Jeremiah William “Jerry” Shanahan, 80, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on January 15, 2020 at Stonehill Care Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Atah-Nsiah officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post #6. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 17th, 2020 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a wake service will be at 4:00 p.m.
Jerry was born on April 4, 1939 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Cornelius and Estelle (Melloy) Shanahan. He served in the US Army from 1958 to 1964. On August 29, 1964 he married Marilyn Comer in Dubuque.
Jerry worked for the former Dubuque Packing Company for 42 years and then worked various jobs until retirement in 2004.
He was an Izaak Walton League Member and enjoyed hunting and trapshooting. Jerry was a family man and a good friend to many.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Marilyn; children, Tammy (Greg) Johnson, and Sandy Shanahan; grandchildren Caley (Luke) Pursley and Alexa Johnson. Siblings, Jim (Connie) Shanahan, Marie Shanahan, Richard (Shelley) Shanahan, Phil Shanahan, Bill (Maureen) Shanahan, Barb (Randy) McPhail, Deb Gashchler, and Joanne Shanahan; brother-in-law Jerry Donahue; sisters-in-law Jean (Bill) White, Lois Aurand and Betty Quade; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Suzanne Donahue; brothers, Steve, Thomas, and Neil; father and mother-in-law Edward and Lylia Comer and brothers-in-law Darrel Comer and Kene Quade.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Stonehill Care Center, Jack and Marilyn Hafeman, John Hoerner and Jim Hoerner for all their care, kindness and compassion they gave.
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