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Timothy William Shanahan

January 11, 1959 — January 17, 2015

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Timothy William Shanahan, age 56 of Baraga, MI passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his home with his loving family at his side.

He was born January 11, 1959 in L’Anse, MI son of John and Katherine (Birk) Shanahan. Tim graduated from Baraga High School in 1977 and then went to DeVry Institute and got a certificate in Electronics and later attended NMU.

He married Mary Dee Manning on July 2, 1983 in Baraga. Tim owned Shanahan Electronics in Baraga, then worked for KBIC with Realty. He and Mary Dee owned and operated Suite Dreams in Baraga. He was a Business Counselor for KBIC, retiring from there in 2010. He worked for Century 21-L’Anse as a Realtor and currently owned Shanahan and Associates Appraisal.

He was a member of KBIC, Chairman of KBOCC Board of Regents, Chairman of Village of Baraga Waste Water Authority, National Assoc. of Realtors, Michigan Assoc. of Realtors, Upper Peninsula Assoc. of Realtors, and Baraga County Little League coach for 3 years. He was well cared for by his wife and family. Tim was proud of his children and loved his grandchildren. He was a great papa. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and was named the Master Gardener at the Baraga County Fair, and was an avid Packer fan.

Surviving are his wife Mary Dee Shanahan of Baraga; son Kelly Shanahan of Baraga; daughters Amanda (Geoff) Nordstrom of L’Anse, Megan (Les) Haataja of Baraga; sister Patricia (Joe) Farley of Golf Breeze, FL; sister-in-law Catherine Shanahan of Savanah, Georgia; three grandchildren, Blake, Brady, and Jackson; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents and his brother Mike Shanahan.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, January 22nd at 1:00 PM at the Jacobson Funeral Home. Deacon John Cadeau will officiate. The family received friends from 12-1:00 PM at the funeral home. A luncheon followed at the Baraga American Legion. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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