Vangie Sheppard


Vangie Sheppard, 94, formerly of Sioux Falls, S.D., and earlier Salem/Montrose, S.D., passed away Sunday August 18, 2013, at GracePointe Crossing Gables West, in Cambridge, Minn.
Ethel Evangeline Vangie Malm was born Dec. 30, 1918, in Meriden, Iowa, to the late Rev. Joseph Joe Malm and Ethel Kinzley Malm Anderson.
Vangie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 66 years, C. Oscar Sheppard, Jr.; and an infant daughter, Delayne Ethel Sheppard; brothers: Lawrence Moon S. Malm, and Stanley Anderson; and sisters: Elizabeth Betty A. Anderson and Pearl A. Engel.
Surviving her are her son: Ralph and wife Sharon Sheppard, Isanti, Minn.; and daughter: Carmen Carol Sheppard, Arden Hills, Minn.; grandsons: Mark and wife Dana Sheppard, Sterling, Va., and their children Bruce and Kate; Jeremy and wife Mary Sheppard, Magnolia, Del., and their daughter Eva; special adopted family: Jacqueline and Barry Zachariahs, Sioux Falls, S.D., and their children Andre; (wife Carrie), Hamilton, Gretchen, and Kirk; sisters: Ardis A. Lomheim and husband Lou, Sioux Falls, S.D., Donna A. Fuller, Whitefish, Mont.; brother: Waldo Anderson and wife Donna, Tucson, Ariz.; sisters-in-law: Carol L. Sheppard, Coeur d Alene, Idaho, and Virginia L. Anderson Larson, Madison, S.D.; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, and great and great-great nieces/nephews as well.
Celebration of life services were held in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Monday, August 26, 2013, with interment following in the family gravesite at the Sun Prairie Baptist Church Cemetery, rural Salem, S.D. Local arrangements were graciously provided by the Strike Funeral Home Cambridge Chapel, with overall arrangements directed by the Kinzley Funeral Home, Salem, S.D.

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