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[JAN. 19, 2007]
Emil T. Shay, 85, of Lincoln died
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at 8:43 p.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday at
Peasley Funeral Home, following a prayer service at
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, with the
Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating.
Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery
Mr. Shay worked for 35 years at Lincoln
Development Center as an engineer before he retired
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was born on Oct. 12, 1921, in Lincoln to Emil
T. and Lottie M. Wonsavage Shay. He married Marvel
M. Fleussus on April 17, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wis.
She preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 1994.
He is survived by his son, John Shay of Boyton
Beach, Fla.; his daughter, Maureen Smith of
Washington, Mo.; three grandchildren; and seven
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, a
third and fourth degree knight of the Knights of
Columbus 1250 and a past grand knight, and a member
of American Legion Post 263 and Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 1756.
He was a Lincoln city alderman from 1982 until
1992 as well as a Republican precinct committeeman.
He was a former Boy Scout leader for troops 114
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