Elaine Meehan

elaine meehan

Elaine D. (Schmidt) Meehan, 86, West Fargo passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Essentia Health, Fargo.

Elaine was born September 23, 1926 in Sheldon, North Dakota to Gustave and Louis (Manske) Schmidt. She grew up Sheldon, graduating from Sheldon High School. She married James J. Meehan on June 30, 1951 in Moorhead, Minnesota.  The couple had two children, Sandra and Roger. They lived in Fargo before moving to West Fargo where they made their home. James J. passed away on June 19, 1996.

Elaine was proud of the fact that she got to live at home long into her 80’s before her health declined. She was a lovely and kind lady who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and was a devoted member of her church, Blessed Sacrament.

She is survived by her children; Sandra (Bob) Rhinehart, Bismarck, ND, Roger (Carol) Meehan, West Fargo, ND, 3 grandchildren; Chris (Chenell) Young, Denver, CO, Ashley Meehan, West Fargo, ND, Kayla Meehan, West Fargo, ND, 1 great-grandchild; James Thomas Young, Denver, CO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 2 brothers, Lloyd Schmidt and Allen Schmidt and 1 sister; Myra Odegaard.  

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  1. The Woodlands TexasElaine was my father’s youngest sister. Although I have not been in North Dakota
    in years, I remember a very sweet lady who was always kind and gentle to us as children. Please accept our condolences.

  2. Kindred ND
    My heart sank as I read the obituaries today. Elaine and family you were favorites of mine. Heaven has another bright star. I will always remember her with her cute smile and loving family. God bless you as you blessed her.

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