Anne Sheppe

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Anne Sheppe, 95, died October 30, 2013 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND with family by her side.  Anne was born March 25, 1918 in Cavalier County, ND, the first of five children of Peter and Anna Sheppe.  Following graduation from Sacred Heart Academy, Anne studied business. 

After completing her higher education, Anne pursued a career in accounting and bookkeeping.   She was a longtime employee of St. John’s hospital where she was highly regarded for her professional abilities as well as for the friendships she formed with her co-workers over the course of decades.

Anne was a role model and inspiration to her nieces and nephews.  She led by example showing those around her how to lead lives filled with love, grace, and kindness.  

In her free time, Anne enjoyed needlepoint, knitting, sewing and embroidery.  She also found pleasure in cooking and baking.  She made many visits to California to visit her sisters Lillian and Margaret and her west coast nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Margaret Zoller, Lillian Sheppe, Sister Jean Marie Sheppe, her brother Joseph Kram and her nephews Jerry Kram and Thomas Zoller.

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  1. San Diego CAIt is with sadness and joy that we are able to celebrate the life of our beloved Aunt Anne Sheppe. She is a role model that will live on forever through all of her nieces, nephews their children. Aunt Anne was there for all of us across the many miles. She made us all feel honored, loved and special. No matter how adult we became. She has a special place in all of our hearts, will be missed and loved by all. Her caring and generosity will be greatly missed. Our fondest memories will be our solace.

  2. Santa Paula CaliforniaFrom earliest memory, Anne was always genereous, kind and thoughtful. Whether it was a birthday, a special occasion, or Christmas, she NEVER failed to acknowledge it with a card or a gift.

    Her gifts were always useful, because she was practical-minded.Anne was skilled at needlework. She was an expert at knitting. She knitted many beautiful sweaters and afgans. She sewed quilts, pajamas and nightgowns. Her embroidered pillowcases and sheets were exquisite. The ceramic mugs she made were lovely pieces.

    Christmas wouldn’t have been Christmas without a surprise package from Aunt Anne. She always seemed to be able to make each one of us feel special.

    Anne enjoyed travelling to California to visit her sisters, Margaret and Lillian and the nieces and nephews.Before air travel was wide spread, she would take the train. It was always an adventure to go meet her train at Union Depot. She also enjoyed car trips to Detroit Lakes during the summer with friends who had a home there. One memorable roadtrip was to Quebec where they visited the Shrine to St. Anne Beaupre.

    Anne was a prolific correspondent. It was always a treat to receive her long, newsy letters. They were always upbeat, lively and such fun to read. By her example, it was often thought she could’ve been a columnist for publication.

    In reminiscing about her youth, she would recall how much she enjoyed going dancing with her friends at the Crystal Ballroom.The schottisches, the waltzes, the polkas!

    She was excellent at budgeting and shopping.She liked finding bargains. A favorite pastime, was Window Shopping. Before it was considered trendy, Anne was interested in health and nutrition. She loved to cook and bake.She could whip up a nutritious meal in a few minutes for drop in guests. Her banana oatmeal cookies were the best!

    Anne led a full and active life. She had many friendships she cherished throughout her lifetime. She was selfless, in that she always took care of other people, rarely speaking of herself or her accomplishments. She was a constant in our lives. We were blessed to be a part of hers.

    Surely, there’s a special place in heaven reserved for aunts like her.
    Bye-bye for now Aunt Anne. May bands of angels sing thee to thy rest.

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