Shawn Kalinay, 44, of Pierre, S.D. died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Avera St. Marys Hospital. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 3. at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church Arrangements have been placed in care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com
Shawn Renee Kalinay was born on March 8, 1969, in Marshalltown, to Roger and Ellen (Olson) Kalinay. he grew up in Chelsea, where she attended South Tama County grade school and Junior High. She then moved to the Pierre and Fort Pierre Area where she graduated from Stanley County High School in 1987.
After graduation, she was a member of the United States Army and while in the National Guard, she and her son lived in Maryland.
Since moving back to Pierre, she worked for the Capital Journal, Pryntcomm and most recently, Countryside Hospice. Shawns bubbly personality, smile on her face, and willingness to lend a helping hand will be sorely missed. To her family, friends and community, she has left an everlasting impression.
Shawn was lucky enough to spend 20 years with the love of her life, Dale Gourneau. She enjoyed spoiling her nieces and nephews, playing softball, her Coffee Club, boating and spending time in the sun. She was active in Relay for Life and an avid NASCAR fan.
She is survived by her fianc, Dale Gourneau of Pierre; son, Shiloh of Sioux Falls; daughter, Megan Andersen of Maryland; step-son, Luke (Jamie) Ward of Arizona; parents, Roger Kalinay of Pierre and Ellen Kalinay of Fort Pierre; brother, Walter Lee (Amanda) Kalinay of Marshalltown; two sisters: Shannon Lodge of Pierre and Dawn De Lorme of Belle Plaine; nieces and nephews: Jerome, Jarid, Luke, Grace, Mary, Elizabeth, Vonnie, Brandon, Blaine, Chance, and Cheyna; and great-niece and nephews: Caleb, Ryder, Vannder and Vayda.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Norman and Theresa (Pitlick) Olson and her paternal grandparents, Louis and Lucille (Plesek) Kalinay; and numerous aunts and uncles.