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Thomas D. Shanahan

August 26, 1933 November 7, 2006
Thomas D. Shanahan
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PEORIA-Thomas D. Shanahan, 73 of Peoria, died at 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at his residence. Born on August 26, 1933 in Peoria to Charles and Eleanora Michtic Shanahan. He married Heidrun Uecker on November 28, 1959 in Peoria. Surviving are his wife Heidi of Peoria; two sons, Mark (Debbie) Shanahan and Erin (Judy) Shanahan both of Peoria; one daughter, Christine Gresham of Tampa, Florida; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Jennifer, Ryan, Danielle, Morgan, Austin, Michael and Braden; one great-grandchild Nicholas; and two sisters, Dr. Mary Patricia Shanahan and Joyce Shanahan both of Joplin, Missouri; and one brother, Dr. Phillip Shanahan of St. Louis, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister. He worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for 28 years, last working in the Accounts Payable Department. He was a peacetime U.S. Army veteran and served in Germany. Thomas had a unique and unorthodox talent for landscaping that could make passing cars stop in front of his house or the houses of the many yards he designed. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday with Rev. Edward Roberts officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with recitation of the rosary at 5:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Church. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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