February 18, 1945 - February 12, 2021
Lois Marie Connell Shedeed Linehan was born February 18, 1945 in Cloquet, Minnesota to Gene and Lorna (Richardson) Connell. She grew up in Minnesota and South Dakota and attended elementary and middle school in Oelrichs, S.D. Her father, Gene, went to work for the U.S. Forest Service and the family lived in Hill City from 1959 to 1963, where Lois graduated high school in 1963. While in Hill City she met Fred Shedeed who was helping to build the new school.
Lois and Fred were married September 10, 1963 in Hot Springs, S.D. They eventually moved to Gordon, Neb., Fred’s hometown. Kim Andrea was born in Gordon May, 1965 followed by Amy in 1976 and Jennie in 1978. After a lengthy illness, Fred passed away in April, 1981. Lois and the girls moved back to South Dakota. She loved working at Pamida and Fall River Floral in Hot Springs. She said it always made her feel good to bring flowers to someone. Lois remained in Oelrichs after retirement.
She married Jim Linehan in 1998 and they resided in Oelrichs. They traveled extensively with their RV to such places as Oregon, North Carolina, and North Dakota enjoying themselves. Jim became ill and died in 2014. Lois enjoyed time at casinos with friends and family in her later years.
She is survived by daughter, Kim (Greg) Ford, Alaska; Amy Shedeed, Oelrichs; Jennie Shedeed, Oelrichs; 6 grandchildren, Wessly, Zackary, Tia Maria, Dayanera, Bradlee and Bradee; 3 great grandchildren, Gabriel, Isabella and Willow. Brother, James (Janice) Connell; sister, Lori (Terry) Slattery of Oelrichs; sister, Leni Hamilton of Chadron, and brother, Chris, (Terri) Connell of Denver. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Lois passed away peacefully at home on February 12, 2021, just 6 days before her 76th birthday. Rest in peace dear sister and best friend.
Services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, S.D.