Shaughnessy ‘Joe’ McNamara, 56

--mcnamaraFuneral services for Shaughnessy “Joe” McNamara will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at Lime Springs United Methodist Church with Pastor Candraeah Carey officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lime Springs. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy. Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Shaughn “Joe” McNamara, age 56, of Lime Springs, Iowa died Saturday Dec. 15, 2012 at Rochester Methodist Hospital.

He was born Sept. 3, 1956 in Leavenworth, Kan. to Francis and Wilma “Blue” (Loar) McNamara. He attended and graduated from Immaculata High School in Leavenworth and was united in marriage to Kristine “Kristy” Walker on April 18, 1981 at the Presbyterian Church in Lime Springs.

Joe worked as the plant manager for Fred Carlson Co., Knife River and Croel Redi Mix Plant in LeRoy for over 25 years. Joe had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed hunting, going for bike rides on his Harley Davidson and spending time with his friends. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children and grandkids.

He is survived by his wife Kristy of Lime Springs; three children, Chantal (Troy) Granahan and grandkids Liam and Audrey of Ankeny, Iowa, Denny McNamara of Lime Springs and Meghan Hill and grandkids Kolton and Nolan of Ankeny; three sisters, Colleen (Jim Philen) McNamara of Stillwater, Minn., Rose (Fred More) McNamara of Forest Lake, Minn. and Marlene (Eddie Lopez) McNamara of San Diego, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Ryleigh Marie Hill.

Memorials are preferred to the family in lieu of flowers.

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One Response

  1. Hi Kristy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of the loss of your husband. I am from Lime Springs but have not
    been there for many years altough i remember you well, my maiden name was Juanita Rix. Take care!!!!

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