David P. Shanahan

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CROSS PLAINS–David Patrick Shanahan, of Cross Plains, passed away on April 2, 2021, at the age of 41 in Los Angeles, CA. David was born on March 17, 1980, in Madison, to Michael R. and Christine Anne (Adams) Shanahan.

After graduating from Saint Francis Xavier Catholic School in 1994 and Middleton High School in 1998, David attended UW-La Crosse where he graduated in 2004 with a B.S. in sports medicine, exercise fitness and nutrition. After a number of years in the field of athletic training, David returned to school at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ to pursue his love and passion for photography, where he earned a B.A. in fine arts.

David is survived by his beloved parents, Michael and Christine Shanahan; older brother, John W. Shanahan (fiancée, Beth Lundberg); a niece, Lucy Mae Shanahan; his grandparents, Kenneth and Violet Willis; as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Lucille (Pranger) Shanahan; maternal grandfather, John M. Adams; two uncles, Michael L. Adams Sr., and Jeffrey Shanahan; and a cousin, Justin L. Adams.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Cross Plains on Saturday afternoon, April 17, 2021, with Father Scott Jablonski officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the St. Francis Xavier Endowment Fund or the St. Francis Orioles football team.

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