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Josephine Sheehan

Josephine T Sheehan, 99, resident of Palisades Nursing Home, Garretson, SD and formerly of Sioux Falls passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Avera Dell Rapids Hospital.

Josephine Theresa Freeland was born on March 18, 1918 in Highmore, SD to Ed and Eva (Pomeroy) Freeland and attended Harold, SD High School. Her family later moved to Rapid City, SD.

She was united in marriage with Robert (Bob) Sheehan in Burbank, CA on March 15, 1941. They later returned to South Dakota and made their homes in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Robert passed away on March 24, 1987.

Josephine enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, bowling and watching TV.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Michael (Sally) Sheehan of Gillette, WY, John (Carol Schaffner) Sheehan of Minot, ND and Patty (Jack) Wilson of Sioux Falls, SD; daughter-in-law, Lita Bonciolini of San Antonio, TX; 8 grandchildren, Matthew Sheehan, Patrick (LaToya) Sheehan, Jamison Sheehan, Kendrick Sheehan, Rob (Ali) Bolger, Joe (Michelle) Bolger, Alex Wilson and Dani Wilson; 7 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Morris (Patty) Freeland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; two sons, Robert and Thomas; 3 sisters and 1 brother.

A private family committal service will be held at the Black Hills National Cemetery at a later date.
Published in The Argus Leader on June 28, 2017
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