Vera F. ‘Veronica’ Shanahan

Vera F. “Veronica” Shanahan (nee Miracky) of Waukesha entered eternal life Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the age of 89.

Vera was a 1939 graduate of Messmer High School along with her late husband, John E. Shanahan. In 1944, they were married at St. John de Nepomuc Catholic Church in Milwaukee and moved to Waukesha in 1962. They owned Collections, Inc. until they retired in 1986. She was a member of Christian Women of St. William Catholic Church, the Catholic Study Club and Waukesha Noon Lioness Club. She enjoyed aerobics at the Schuetze building, park and rec, and cooking and baking food of her Czech heritage.

She was the loving mother of Nancy (Robert) Bong of Hartland and John (Janet) Shanahan Jr. of the Town of Genesee and Mark (Jacqueline) Shanahan of Madison and grandmother to Dr. Matthew (Suzannah) Bong, Sarah (Peter) Menihan, Luke Bong, Kari (Brad) Kunath, Molly, John, Katie, Danny, Olivia, Ali, Victoria, Travis and Jack Shanahan and seven great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister, Mary Jane (Frank) Scheele of West Bend, and sisters-in-law, Barbara Miracky of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Margot Miracky of Sarasota, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Beata Miracky; her husband, John; and her brothers, Robert and Francis Miracky.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Feb. 5, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A procession will leave from the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. for a 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to St. William Catholic Church (address above) or the Waukesha Noon Lioness Club, P.O. Box 1004, Waukesha, WI 53187-1004.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.