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Richard "Rich" John Shanahan All Obituaries


Richard "Rich" John Shanahan, 74, of Springville, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. A Memorial Mass for Rich will be held at a later date at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Springville. Inurnment will follow at Mount Clark Cemetery in Central City, Iowa. Murdoch Funeral
Home & Cremation Service
of Marion is assisting the family.
Rich was born on Nov. 12, 1946, in Monticello, Iowa, the son of Cornelius and Estelle (Melloy) Shanahan. He was a graduate of Maquoketa High School in Maquoketa, Iowa. Rich served honorably in the U.S. Army, from 1970 to 1972, during the Vietnam War. On Oct. 8, 1977, he was united in marriage to Shelley Joy Carpenter. Rich worked for Rockwell Collins for over 30 years. He was a member of the Springville American Legion Post 331, St. Isidore Catholic Church, a volunteer for the Big Brother Big Sisters program, and delivered Meals on Wheels. Rich enjoyed all sports, he loved watching baseball, football, basketball and playing fast pitch softball and racquetball. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Rich is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Shelley Shanahan of Springville; son, Brandon (Margo) Shanahan of Marion, Iowa; two grandchildren, Gracie and Ellie Luchtenburg; four sisters, Marie Shanahan, Joann Carruthers, Barb McPhail and Debbie Gaschler, all of Colorado; and two brothers, Bill (Maureen) Shanahan of Swisher, Iowa, and Phil Shanahan of Maquoketa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Sue Donohue; and five brothers, Jerry, Tom, Jim, Neil and Steve Shanahan.
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