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Roger F. Shanahan

September 14, 1931 November 4, 2018
Roger F. Shanahan
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Roger F. Shanahan, age 87, a longtime resident of Naperville, IL passed away on November 4, 2018 at The Springs of Monarch Landing. He was born September 14, 1931 in Chicago, IL to the late Kathleen and John Shanahan.

Roger is survived by his wife Sharlene Shanahan; children John (Cathy) Shanahan, Patricia (Glen) Coulomb, Roger (Nancy) Shanahan, Tim (Sue) Shanahan, Jackie (Ron) Kawalek, and Mark (Lisa) Shanahan; grandchildren Kevin Shanahan, Katie (Matt) Wagner, Jackie (Mike) Ross, Megan (Mike) Fischer, Kelly (Mike) Logan, Caitlin Coulomb, Erin (Dan) Johnson, Mary Kate Shanahan, Meghan (Michael) Monte, Patricia Shanahan, Colleen (Mike) Wehrli, Kerry (Rob) Bollweg, Timmy Shanahan, Amy Shanahan, Mary, Mark, Jack, and Thomas Kawalek, and Emma, Matthew, and Cara Shanahan; great-grandfather of 13; step children James (Mary Catherine) Walsh, Meribeth (Thomas) Holec, and Kimberly (Mario) Rosas; step grandchildren Jamie Walsh, Kristen, TJ, and Julia Holec, Marco, Stefan, and Sofia Rosas; sister Patricia Shanahan; brother-in-law Paul (Diane) Temple; nieces and nephews David and Lisa Temple, Colleen (Frank) Kevil, Debbie (Rich) Toll, and Brian (Deb) Diver.

Roger is preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline C. Shanahan (nee Temple).

Roger graduated from St. Ignatius High School in Chicago before going on to attend Loyola University. He went on to make a successful career at building custom homes in the Naperville area. He always had a great mind and he had a great curiosity for the world. Roger loved traveling and boating, but most of all his family. He will be remembered as being patient, kind, and an inspiration to all his grandchildren. He was a friend to everyone he met, and he will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 11 2:00-6:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services 44 S. Mill St. Naperville, IL 60540.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 12, 10:30 AM at St. Raphael Catholic Church 1215 Modaff Rd. Naperville, IL 60540.

Interment will follow at Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville, IL

For those wishing to leave a lasting tribute to Roger’s memory, donations to the Alzheimer Association, Illinois Chapter at 8430 W Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 in his memory would be appreciated.

For more information, please call (630)355-0213.

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2:00 PM 11/11/2018 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/11/2018 6:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 11/12/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Raphael Catholic Church

1215 Modaff Road
Naperville, IL 60540

St. Raphael Catholic Church
1215 Modaff Road Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 North Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

701 North Ave Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer’s Association - Illinois Chapter

8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800
Chicago , IL 60631

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