Joyce McShane

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Joyce E. McShane, 73, died Friday, March 31, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Le Mars.

Joyce Elaine McShane was born Dec. 31, 1943 in Vermillion, South Dakota to parents Lee and Agnes (Jacob) Paulson.

Joyce grew up in Union County, South Dakota. She married Virgil McKee In 1961 and to this union was born her children Eddie and Diane. She married Eugene Wahlstrom in1969 and to this union was born her daughter Tanya. She married Randy Puttman in 1977 and then Donald McShane in 2000.

She worked for the Community Program in Le Mars, Mid-Sioux Opportunities in Remsen, Woodbury County Community Action, owned and operated Daisy J’s Janitorial in Phoenix, Arizona, was a certified nurse’s aide in Montana, Iowa and South Dakota, and was a private home health aide in Montana and South Dakota.

Joyce retired at age 50 due to an injury she received while working.

Her hobbies and interests included cooking, remodeling, traveling, going to “goodie” stores, and being a member of the Isaac Walton League of America.

Survivors include her children, Eddie McKee of Hawarden, Diane (Collin) Hoops of Ireton, and Tanya (Rick) Brian of Le Mars; grandchildren, Shelby Schmitt of Hawarden, Breanne (Eric) Schmitt-Orr, of Waldorf, Maryland, Darci Brian of Remsen, Courtney Brian of Le Mars, and Derrick Brian of Yankton, South Dakota; great-grandchildren, Quinten, Alayna, London, Bella, Daphne, Desirae and Tanner; a brother, Russell (Clarice) Paulson of Alcester, South Dakota; stepchildren, Vickie (Bob) Hubbard of Harbor City, California, Tammy McShane (Bert Colon) of Omaha, Nebraska, Cathy (Darren) Hamilton of Colorado, Springs, Colorado, Cindy Freeman of Seattle, Washington and Michelle McShane (Jeff Harmon) of Topeka, Kansas; 12 stepgrandchildren, six step-greatgrandchildren; and several “fur” grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Stephanie in infancy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Jan Paulson and Ronald and Donna Paulson, her husband Donald McShane in 2015 and her three former husbands.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, April 6, at Wass Funeral Home in Alcester, South Dakota.

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