Doris Sheppard

SheppardDoris obit photoDoris Elaine Sheppard, 92, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 at United Living Community in Brookings.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at GracePoint Wesleyan Church in Brookings. Burial will be in Brookings Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday, June19, 2018 at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids.

Doris was born on December 19, 1925 to Seymour and Myrtle (Remme) Magness in Minneapolis, MN. She spent her childhood years in Colton, SD.

Doris married Donald Sheppard on May 29, 1942 in Luverne, MN. The newlyweds lived in Sioux Falls, where Don worked at John Morrell & Company and the young bride learned to cook. They later moved to Colton, SD where Doris clerked for years in the local grocery store, a job she loved because she could visit with and serve people. Doris was involved in Eastern Star and served as the youngest worthy matron of her Colton chapter.

After several moves, they located on a farm northwest of Flandreau, SD. In retirement, the couple moved to an acreage northeast of Trent, SD. She enjoyed attending Christian Women’s Connection and hosted many prayer coffees.  Doris’ special loves were following her grandchildren in their variety of activities, attending antique auctions, cooking for her family, hosting holidays and keeping her lawn neatly mowed. This Norwegian grandma was proud of her heritage and kept the traditions alive with making lefse and other Norwegian dishes.

Grateful for having shared her life are her three children, Sandra (Eddie) Carpenter of Jacksonville, IL, David (Cynthia) Sheppard of Egan, SD and Sonja VanHolland of Volga, SD; nine grandchildren, Devon Carpenter, Tyler Carpenter, Camber Carpenter, Brendan Sheppard, Charissa Covey, Justin Sheppard, Dillon, Mason and Gavin VanHolland and twelve great-grandchildren, Claire, Luke, Morgan, Rhegan, Quin, Charles, Marlowe, Campbell, Brody, Bailee, Boone and Menai.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents and two brothers, Kenneth and Gordon Magness.

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