Lorraine C. Sparby Cahoy, age 94 of Yankton, SD passed away later Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Yankton, SD with Rev. Scott Traynor officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Yankton, SD.

Visitations will begin at 5:00 p.m. September 3, 2019 at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Onsite Crematory, Yankton, SD with a rosary at 6:45 p.m. followed by a Scripture service at 7:00 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Online condolences may be sent at: www.opsahl-kostelfuneralhome.com. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Lorraine was born May 9, 1925 in Yankton, SD to Joseph and Catherine (Schmidt) Tielke. She grew up in Wynot, NE and Yankton, SD. She graduated from Yankton High School in 1943. She attended and graduated from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1946. She was part of the U.S. Army Nursing Corp but did not serve as the war ended before she graduated.

Lorraine married Claude L. Sparby in Yankton, SD on February 1, 1946. Lorraine worked in private nursing for a few years; she also worked as called upon to help during the polio outbreak until she stayed home to raise her family. She returned to nursing at Sacred Heart Hospital in 1966. She went to work at the Medical Clinic in 1970 and worked for Doctors Reade and Radack until 1980.

Claude passed away in June of 1977. Lorraine remarried in July 1980 to Thomas Cahoy and relocated to Lake Andes, SD. She returned to Yankton in 1997 to retire.

Lorraine is survived by her brother, James Tielke of Gurnee, IL; her eight children: Kathy Shelburg of Yankton, SD, Robert (Francine) Sparby of Bennington, NE, Gloria (Les) Kruse of Sioux Falls, SD, Mary Simonsen (Ken Klaus) of Sioux Falls, SD, Thomas (Debbi) Sparby of Casper, WY, Pamela O’Malley of Omaha, NE, Cheryl (Dean) Anderson of Yankton, SD and Laura Sparby of Harrold, SD; two step children; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Tielke and Monica Tielke (Pete) Horak, both of Yankton, SD. She will be missed by her 23 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her spouses; infant daughter, Diane; brothers, Marvin Tielke and Vince Tielke; sister-in-law, Betty Tielke and son-in-law, Gerald Shelburg.

Yankton Press & Dakotan

August 31, 2019