Hattie Belle Sheldon, 96, of Spearfish, passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at Spearfish Regional Hospital in Spearfish.
Hattie was born to Claude and Mabel Ragels on July 8, 1923, in Andover, S.D. Hattie was one of 13 children in her family. She grew up in Eastern South Dakota and attended school there as well.
Hattie met Norman Sheldon, and the two were married on Oct. 25, 1942, in Gary, Ind., together they had three children; Linda (Vic) Schaefer, Norma (Bruce) Brugman and Debbie (Dean) Wallace. Hattie and Norman moved back to South Dakota, and after many years in different towns and occupations, they retired in Spearfish, enjoying the beautiful Black Hills. Hattie worked at the Ben Franklin for 21 years in Pierre. The family has many fond memories of many outings in the Black Hills and Hattie and Norman loved nothing more than spending time with their children and precious grandchildren.
Hattie was a very warm, loving, kind person always putting her family first and always making sure everything was good with all. She will be greatly missed and was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.
She is preceded in death by her husband Norman, daughter Norma and all of her siblings.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Spearfish, with interment to follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Isburg Crematory of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com
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