Shirley Schoppers -- Beresford, S.D.
Shirley Millis Schoppers, 82, of Beresford, S.D., formerly of Harmony and Preston, entered her eternal rest Jan. 5, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones, at Bethesda of Beresford, S.D.
Shirley LaVonne Schoppers was born March 4, 1936, to Clarence and Ruth (Ruffridge) Millis at St. Ansgar, Iowa. She graduated from St. Ansgar High School in 1954. Following graduation, Shirley 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 and raised their four children, Sandra, Larry, Cheryl and Steve. Following Keith’s death, Shirley spent seven years on the farm before moving to Harmony, where she worked at the Harmony Nursing Home until her retirement. Shirley 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, Shirley 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.
Surviving Shirley and cherishing memories are 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, and Dominic Maly, Sebastian, Sylis and Sophia Lemmon, Colby Wohlford, Kiahna, Khloey, and Kyrrah Schoppers; Sister, Sherry (Don) Posthumus; sister-in-law, Bonnie Thomas; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding Shirley in death are her husband, Keith; parents, Clarence and Ruth Millis; father- and mother-in-law, Harry and Rena Schoppers; sisters-in-law, Lillian Dornink and Selma Schoppers; brothers-in-law, Donald Schoppers, Harland Schoppers, and Gerald Dornink; and nephew, Randy Dornink.
A time of visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Greenleafton Reformed Church, rural Preston. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the church with internment following at Greenleafton Cemetery.
Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home Preston is assisting the family.
Memorials may be directed to the Greenleafton Reformed Church.