Obituary of Theresa McDonough Shane

This article, like the one that follows was provided to me by the Public Library in Crosby, North Dakota.  Publication date and news media are unknown.


Aged Lady Died December 18th at Powers Lake

Mrs. Theresa Shane, one of the pioneers of the Stady area, died at St. Olav’s Home in Powers Lake, Thursday December 17th, at the ripe old age of 97 years.  She had been making her home at Powers Lake for something more than two years.  Funeral services were held from the Catholic Church at Williston and the remains were brought to Fortuna for burial in the family plot in the Catholic cemetery there, beside her husband and two sons.  Rev. Fr. Daniel F. Flavin of Crosby officiated at the committal services at Fortuna.

Born at Cascade, Ia., on August 15, 1867, her span of life almost reached the century mark.  She grew to womanhood in the Cascade area, where in June, 1888, she was united in marriage to James Shane.  They lived for some years at Larimore, N.D. and in 1907, moved to the Stady area, where they homesteaded and where she made her home for more than 55 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons and a brother, Tom McDonough, all of whom lived in the Stady area and for whom she cared in their declining years.

Mrs. Shane was always friendly and hospitable and was a willing worker in her church and club.  She was a charter member of the Sioux Trail Homemakers Club and had served as its president.

Only survivors are several nieces and nephews, of whom Mrs. Helen Kalil of Williston is numbered.


SOURCE:  Unknown, probably the Fortuna Leader newspaper.

Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls Washington, October 25, 2009.

This entry was posted in Deaths, Obituaries, Shane. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s