Frances Loiseau, 91, of Flandreau, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living, Flandreau. Frances was born January 19, 1924 at Flandreau, SD to Ray and Gladys (Raines) Valentine. She graduated from Egan High School in 1941 and then worked for the telephone company in Sioux Falls. She received her teaching certificate from Sioux Falls College and taught at Faris Country School for one term. Frances married James Michael Loiseau on June 30, 1947 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Colman, SD. They lived and farmed at Evergreen Stock Farm in Egan, SD. Her husband preceded her in death December 25, 1977.
Frances is survived by eight children, James (Mary Dell) Loiseau, Flandreau, Barb (Tom) Westover, Egan, Charles (Sandi) Loiseau, Frankfort, KS, Beverly (Bill) Kennedy, Vermillion, Mick (Cindy) Loiseau, Egan, Elisabeth (John) Hollmann, Hot Springs, Mary (Kem) Kjerstad, Rapid City, Val Loiseau, Hot Springs, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three sisters-in-law, Pete Valentine, Vancouver, WA, Dorothy Mousel, Flandreau, Mary Ann Loiseau, Egan, and brother-in-law Dave Gingerich, Des Moines, WA. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Dorothy Gingerich and brother Charles Valentine.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Flandreau, with burial at Hillside Cemetery, Egan. Visitation will be 5 – 7 pm Friday with a 7 pm rosary and scripture service. Memorials to Wild Horse Ranch, Box 998, Hot Springs, SD 57747 and Hope Haven Living Memorial, Rock Valley, IA. Condolences may be left at www.skrochfc.com.