Shana Steele

shana steele

Shana, 42, of Fargo, ND passed away at Essentia Health on Friday, August 30th.

Shana was born in Bottineau on May 20, 1971.  She graduated from Newburg Public School then continued her education at Interstate Business College.

Shana was united in marriage to Todd Steele in Jamestown on June 1, 1996.  They made their home in Fargo.  And out of this union, Nathan Allan Steele was born.

She was a very outgoing person with an infectious smile. She touched many lives, and everyone who knew her will miss her. She was an organ donor and the generosity of her gift will live on in others.

Shana is survived by her son Nathan, mother Yvonne Marchand, sisters Carolyn (Rod Kittelson) Pam Marchand, brothers Don (Naomi) Marchand and Evan (Stacey) Marchand, nephews Justin, DuWayne, Tyler, Jamison, Evan Jr.and Jordan, nieces Ericka, Marissa, Alexis, Maya and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Shana was preceded in death by her father Francis, maternal grandparents Etienne and Marie Casavant, maternal grandparent Hannah Marchand.

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  1. Jamestown NdDear Marchand Family, I am. So sorry to hear about Shana, I just found out wish. I would have. Known so I could have attended the service. I will always remember her since of humor,and her smile would light up a room. We use to spend a lot of time together and just wish I could have spent 1 more day with her.My thoughts and prayers go out to Nathan and Shanas family Love ya girl. Now you can watch over us with your angel wings.

  2. ND Pam, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Thinking of you and the family and praying for peace.

    your friends, Jean and Wendell

  3. fargo ndThoughts and prayers to Shana’s family. Shana…………. was a wonderful caring, fun person to be around. I am shocked and very sad that she is gone. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be dearly missed.

  4. Nathan, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She had such a bright smile and I am sure it’s because she was so proud to be your Mom. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  5. Rolette It’s been a long time since I’ve seen any of you guys and I am so sorry to hear about Shana. Growing up it was always a fun time to go visit all of you in Newburg. Us older kids would go off and do something but I always remember Shana giggling at something as her, Evan and Rick would end up playing together. Know that you all are in my thoughts.

  6. Moorhead Minnesota
    Ryan and I were so sad when we heard the news of Shana. Sending prayers to your family. May Shana rest in peace.

  7. Bismarck ND
    Nathan, Yvonne, Carolyn, Pam, Evan, Don,

    Words cannot even begin to express the sadness I feel inside. So many tears have been shed, but one thing always comes to mind. Shana’s smile. Shana’s laugh. Keep those memories with you as you go along in life and she will always be alive in your thoughts. Thinking of you all and praying good memories will replace the pain you all feel.

    Love you all,
    Jeff and Carolee

  8. Jamestown ND
    Shana was an awesome person. We worked together at the State Hospital and had many fun days with the patients. She brighten up their day and always made them laugh. I pray for her family and that God will bring comfort to you during this difficult time.

  9. Fargo ND
    Shana, You are my best friend and my person! I miss you more then ever and pick up the darn phone to call several times a day! Thank you for always being there for me and helping me with Drew! I love you and will do my best to help with Nathan! To your family I am so sorry for your loss and want all of you to know how much Shana appreciated and loved all of you and the help you have always given her. Rest in peace my friend! Luv u…same-n-same

  10. Dear Marchand Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss with the passing of Shana.
    She was a great friend to have.
    She helped me when I had no one. I am very grateful to have had her as my friend.
    I’ve been missing Shana since I left Fargo. Peace be with you Shana. I love you dearly my friend. Till we meet again.

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