Loraine McNeely

Obituary of Loraine A. McNeely

Loraine Heisinger McNeely was born on March 16, 1935, to George and Lucile (Rick) Heisinger on a farm north of Tripp, SD. She attended Sacred Heart Elementary in Parkston SD, Parkston High School, Southern State College, and received a BA Degree from Yankton College. She married Wendell McNeely on June 4, 1955, in Parkston, SD. Loraine taught school for thirty years at Pickstown, Ravinia, Pierre, Yankton, Watertown, Lake Norden, and Lemmon. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, General Federated Women's Club, Dakota Chapter of Questers, Sacred Heart and Episcopal bridge groups, Senior Citizens Center, and was a past member of Hillcrest Country Club and Retired Teachers. She held offices in many of these groups through the years. In 2007, she was awarded the Sacred Heart School Hall of Fame Award. Loraine thoroughly enjoyed playing in numerous bridge clubs and foursomes. She also truly loved the game of Mah Jongg and was an avid reader of mystery novels and historical fiction. Loraine set for herself a lofty goal of reading one hundred books a year which she accomplished since 1999. She was proud of her list of read books which she kept a record of on her computer. She volunteered for many years at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital.

Loraine leaves five sons: Dr. Kevin (Nancy) of Poway, CA, Kurtes (Phil) of Fremont, CA, Kraig (Scarlett) of Yankton, SD, Kory (Brenda) of Pittsburg, CA, Kelly of Santa Cruz, CA; ten grandchildren: Steven, Jacob, Shawn, Aaron, Sheryl, Sheline, Samuel and Kristen McNeely, Shanice Smith, and Tara Kuchta; ten great grandchildren: Jamisen and Genevie Volin, Mavis McNeely, Matthew, Daniel, Scarlet, Julian McNeely, Cole and Theodore Smith, and Mellie Kuchta; sister, Ethel Gramm of Mitchell, SD; two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Becker of Wagner, SD and Mary McNeely of Tabor, SD; forty nieces and nephews, and many cousins, and friends.

Loraine was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell; parents; brother, Edward Heisinger and his wife, Margaret; sister, Alice and her husband, Herman Schmidt; sister-in-law, Marilyn McNeely; four brothers-in-law: Merlin Gramm, Waldo Becker, Arlon (Bud) McNeely, and Don McNeely.

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Tuesday
3
December

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
Also for one hour prior to service time at the church on Wednesday.
Tuesday
3
December

Holy Rosary

6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
Tuesday
3
December

Vigil Service

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
Wednesday
4
December

Funeral Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
509 Capital Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
605-665-4585
Wednesday
4
December

At Rest

11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Sacred Heart Cemetery
North Douglas
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056653502