Margie McShane

margie mcshane

Margie Lorraine Jendro McShane, 90, passed away quietly at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Fargo on February 13, 2013, surrounded by family.

She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother,  grandmother, great grandmother and sister.  She was born in Argusville, North Dakota, to Isidor and Amanda (Swanson) Jendro.  She grew up in rural Casselton and graduated from Casselton High School in 1939.  She attended Interstate Business College in Fargo and married William G. McShane in 1941.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William; and by her sons, Thomas and Patrick McShane, granddaughter Erin Malnory and nine siblings.  She is survived by nine children:  Marjean (Ronald) DeCesare, Edina, MN;  Cate (Bill) Coghlan, St. Cloud, MN; Michael (Becky) McShane, Mound, MN; Coleen (Joseph) Jordahl, Fargo, ND; Philip (Jennifer) McShane, Fargo, ND; Kevin (Jill) McShane, Chanhassen,MN; Mary (Keith) Irestone, St. Paul, MN; Beverly (Glenn) Malnory, Fargo, ND; daughter-in-law Deb Mcshane, Fargo, ND; Timothy (Carol) McShane, Victoria, MN;  and her sister, Beverly Fleming, Santa Maria, CA.

She was devoted to her family, particularly her husband, her 11 children, 25 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.  She will be remembered for her kind heart, selflessness, strong faith, and her strength of character.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Villa Maria Staff and Hospice of the Red River Valley for the their kind and loving care.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Villa Maria Nursing Home, Hospice of the Red River Valley, or Riverview Place, Fargo.   

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  1. Tim, So sorry to hear about your mom. I didn’t know her personally but I remember Blanchard, Nystrom, Sweeney, etc… talking great things about both her and and your dad. Prayers, Kathy (Casey) Witzmann.

  2. Fargo N. DThank you all for your kind words and sharing memories of our Mom. She was an awesome Mom and will be deeply missed. I am sure she is thrilled to be reunited with our Dad in Heaven! Bev McShane Malnory

  3. Plymouth Mn.Dear Marjean, Mike and the McShane Family, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. All our best wishes, sincerely, Leo Collins and Family

  4. Sun City West AZ
    Dear McShane Family: It is with sadness that we heard about your mother’s passing. She was a good friend of my mother, Hildy Taylor, during her years at Villa Maria. I’ll always think of the two of them and their love of raspberry preserves. It so difficult to lose a wonderful parent and there is no one to replace a mother. May your wonderful memories carry you through your loss and sustain you in the years ahead. Also, thank you to all the McShanes that were so good to my mother. I have many happy memories and knowledge of your visits to her.
    God bless all of you. Pat and Duane Berglund

  5. Fargo ND
    Marjean, sorry to hear about your mom.

    You look like your mom and have her

    qualities too. Thinking of you,

    Judy Jamieson /classmate Shanley 62

  6. Fargo ND
    A favorite aunt of the Radermacher family. We had long visits over coffee and her great cinnamon rolls. I have fond memories of my childhood visits to the McShane home where I was like one of their family. Will miss her a great deal.
    God bless all the McShanes.

  7. Davenport ND
    Dear Marjean, Cate, & family,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I know she must have been a loving woman, based on the children she raised. Wishing you peace and comfort in your memories. Through you & yours, she’ll live on.

    Cathy (Grace (Reger) Plath’s daughter)

  8. Fargo ND
    My sympathy to you all. I met your mom and dad when they lived in Sunwst Apartments. My late husband and your dad would talk about his days on the railroad as my husband was from Binford, ND
    and your dad stayed overnight there and your mom and I would discuss baking and cooking. I sure missed her when your folks moved to Riverview. She was a very lovely lady. rveXu

  9. Wahpeton N DakI am so sorry I could not come to the funeral today – weather is not good. The same thing happened on the day of your dads service, when we got as far as Wolverton, Minn. and had to turn around. Margie was my best friend for life, and I really wanted to be there, but guess it was not meant to be. I so wanted to see the family and catch up with all of you.

    My best to all of you and I know you will miss your mother terribly, as will I. I did not get to see her much in recent years, but as time passes, I did not drive on the highway anymore so it was difficult for me to get to Fargo. Only three of the sewing club left now. But we will all be together some day. Love, Marcella

  10. Fargo ND
    I will miss Margie’s smiling face. She was a neighbor of my grandmother Helen at Villa Maria. Whether at mass, at the table, or just ‘sitting around’, she always smiled and was so gracious. I will miss seeing Margie’s face, but will not forget her smile. God Bless!

  11. Salem OregonOn behalf of the Morehead Clan we want to express our sincere sympathy for the loss of your Mom, sister, and grandmother!
    For me personally “Mom” was a saint and I will remember so many fond days!
    I am happy today that she is totally healthy and with her love Bill and family in heaven!
    May our Lord Bless her comfort you all!

    Steve Morehead

  12. Fargo ndSr. Jane and Sr. Maureen Walker are remembering Margie in our prayers as you grieve her death and celebrate her life. What a wonderful woman who leaves a wonderful legacy of love, gentleness, and beautiful family.

  13. Fargo ND
    It was my privilege to know Margie and assist in her medical care at Dakota Clinic. She was a wonderful person.

  14. Plymouth MIMike, Coleen and families,
    It was just over a year ago we lost our Mom. When we got together afterwards and sifted through the remainder of her memories, we had a wonderful celebration of her and our family. Your celebration will be epic! Larry R.

  15. Polson MtOur condolances to all the McShane family. Aunt Margie a favorite to the Radermacher family for 75 years or more. Grateful that she has been in our lives as we were enriched by knowing her.

    Gene & Bea

  16. Santa Maria CAWe will miss you Aunt Margie! Remembering the great visits we use to have with you and Uncle Bill out here, and a couple back there in the “homeland”. Your great smile and attitude were the first thing we thought of. All the family is in our prayers. May you rest in peace after all your struggles.

    Love, Tom and Teri

  17. Albuquerque NM I’m sorry to hear about your mother passing. It is hard no matter how old we are. I hope that you will soon remember the happy times and not only the sorrow.

  18. Fargo ND
    Kevin, Jill and families,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of your mother. She will be forever in your hearts.


    (I worked with Jill at Edina Realty in Chanhassen – Vicki Buesgens)

  19. The Villages FLIt is with great sadness that I learn of Marge’s passing. She was a wonderful and kind woman, quick to smile and laugh. She was very good to me as I wended my way through high school and beyond. She was full of wisdom and inspiration. I never thought of stopping in Fargo with a visit to Marge. I will dearly miss her. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Buckley WAAunt Margie will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was a wonderful lady. Our condolences to her extended family.

  21. Fargo ND
    Thank you for sharing your Mother with the world for 90 years. She was a great person and you, her children, witness to that. May she rest in peace in the arms of the loving god from whom she recived her nourishment, and may you have peace knowing tht she is at rest.

  22. Dear McShane Family, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your dear, dear mom. I have many fond memories of her throughout the years and I know the memories will continue during my life. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Laine Richard

  23. Fargo ND
    I am so sorry for your loss. When I think of Margie, the word elegant is first. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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