10-11:00 A.M. Monday, January 9, 2012 at Riverview Place Chapel, Fargo.
11:00 A.M. Monday, January 9, 2012 at Riverview Place Chapel, Fargo.
12:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at St. Bridgid of Ireland Cemetery, Cavalier N.D.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Frances “Fern” Shahane, 96, Fargo, formerly Cavalier, ND, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Elim Care and Rehab Center, Fargo.
Frances Fern (Renwick) Shahane was born November 24, 1915 on a farm near Cavalier, ND, the daughter of Boyd and Edith (Morrison) Renwick. She grew up there on the family farm and attended Crosby Country School. She graduated from Cavalier High School in 1933 and graduated from Mayville Teachers College where she received her Teaching Certificate. She taught school near Bathgate, ND for 1 year, then moved to Fargo and attended Interstate Business College. She worked for the National Farm Loan Office in Cavalier, ND from 1935-1941.
Fern and John “Jack” Shahane were married January 24, 1942 in San Diego, CA during World War II. While her husband served in the Army Air Corps, Fern returned home to Cavalier, ND. When her husband returned from serving his country during the war, Jack worked as a line superintendent for Nodak REA. They remained in Cavalier where they raised their family. He died in 1985. In 1998 Fern moved to Fargo to be close to family.
Fern was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. She enjoyed baking bread and creating beautiful crewel embroidery.
She is survived by two sons, John (Judith), St. Charles, Missouri and William, Grand Forks, ND; one daughter, Rita (Jay) Hannesson, Fargo, ND; 4 grandchildren, John Patrick (Malenda) Shahane, Kansas City, MO, Kristin (James) Schieffer, St. Louis, MO, Katherine (Brad) Sweeney, St. Louis, MO, Michael (Hayley) Hannesson, Mildenhall AFB, UK; 4 great grandchildren, Mia, Annemarie, Henry, Hannah; 1 sister, Muriel Walters, Tampa, Florida; and one sister-in-law Grace Renwick, Fargo, ND.