Vangie Sheppard, formerly of Sioux Falls, SD, and earlier – Salem/Montrose, SD, passed away on Sunday August 18, 2013, at Grace Pointe Crossing Gables West, in Cambridge, MN, at the age of 94 years, 7 months and 19 days. Celebration of life services were held in Sioux Falls, SD, on Monday, August 26, 2013, with interment following in the family gravesite at the Sun Prairie Baptist Church Cemetery, rural Salem, SD.
Ethel Evangeline ‘Vangie’ Malm was born on December 30, 1918, in Meriden, IA, 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, MN; and daughter: Carmen Carol Sheppard, Arden Hills, MN; grandsons: Mark and wife Dana Sheppard, Sterling, VA, and their children Bruce and Kate; Jeremy and wife Mary Sheppard, Magnolia, DE, and their daughter Eva; special ‘adopted’ family: Jacqueline and Barry Zachariahs, Sioux Falls, SD, and their children André (wife Carrie), Hamilton, Gretchen, and Kirk; sisters: Ardis A. Lomheim and husband Lou, Sioux Falls, SD, Donna A. Fuller, Whitefish, MT; brother: Waldo Anderson and wife Donna , Tucson, AZ; sisters-in-law: Carol L. Sheppard, Coeur d’ Alene, ID, and Virginia L. Anderson Larson, Madison, SD; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, and great and great-great nieces/nephews as well.