Michael L. Shanahan, 70, of Chisago City, died Sunday, June 1, 2014, near Lanesboro.

He was born Dec. 22, 1943, in Carrolton Township, Fillmore County, to Mike and Ruby (Nelson) Shanahan.

He attended Lanesboro Schools.

On April 20, 1963, he married Judy Quarstad at St. Patrick's Church in Lanesboro.

He lived in the Rosemount area for 12 years before moving to Chisago City, owning and operating Shanahan Masonry with his brother, Dan, for 33 years.

His passions were family, friends and the outdoors. His positive outlook blessed many lives.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy; children, Dawn (Bart) Larson of St. Croix Falls, Wis., Brent (Bonnie) Shanahan of North Branch, Wade (Meri) Shanahan of Stillwater and Hether Shanahan of Inver Grove Heights; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his siblings, Kay Goihl of Lake City, Wis., Linda Radler of Milwaukee, Wis., Dale Shanahan of Bemidji and Dan Shanahan of Chisago City and their families and extended families.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law, Paul Goihl and Marty Radler.

A memorial celebration of life was held at the family farm at Lanesboro on Saturday, June 7.