Shirley Schoppers, 82, formerly of Harmony and Preston


Shirley Schoppers

Shirley LaVonne Millis Schoppers, 82, of Beresford, S.D., formerly of Harmony and Preston, died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones, at Bethesda of Beresford, S.D.

She was born on March 4, 1936, to Clarence and Ruth (Ruffridge) Millis at St. Ansgar, Iowa.

She graduated from St. Ansgar High School in 1954.

Following graduation, she worked as a housekeeper/laundress at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

She met and married Keith Schoppers on Dec. 20, 1958.

They lived and worked together on the family farm near Greenleafton, where they ran a dairy farm and raised their four children, Sandra, Larry, Cheryl and Steve. Following her husband’s death, she spent seven years on the farm before moving to Harmony, where she worked at the Harmony Nursing Home until her retirement. She moved to Beresford, S.D., in May 2013. Following a stroke in October 2017, she became a resident of Bethesda of Beresford.

Throughout her life, she was an active member of Greenleafton Reformed Church, leading Bible studies, youth groups and part of the Ladies Circles. She enjoyed reading, playing card games and gathering with family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Sandra (John) Fahlberg of Beresford, S.D., Larry (Lorry) Schoppers of Cresco, Iowa, Cheryl (Danny) Hansen of Primghar, Iowa, and Steve (Barb) Schoppers of Alden; her grandchildren, Tiana Fahlberg, Tarin Fahlberg (fiancée Cheyenne Brown), Jesie (Chad) Alber, Kenny (Tiffany Armstrong) Mensink, Kirsten Poage, Brianna Hansen, Spencer Hansen, Keshia Schoppers and Kody Schoppers; her great-grandchildren, Sierra Kuhse, Tanner Kuhse, Jamie Maly, Dominic Maly, Sebastian, Sylis and Sophia Lemmon, Colby Wohlford and Kiahna, Khloey and Kyrrah Schoppers; her sister, Sherry (Don) Posthumus; her sister-in-law, Bonnie Thomas and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith; sisters-in-law, Lillian Dornink and Selma Schoppers; brothers-in-law, Donald Schoppers, Harland Schoppers and Gerald Dornink and nephew, Randy Dornink.

The funeral service for her was held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Greenleafton Reformed Church in rural Preston with internment following at Greenleafton Cemetery.

Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home Preston is assisting the family.

Memorials may be directed to the Greenleafton Reformed Church.

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