Angela Marie Hanten Schelafoe


May 15, 1983 - August 17, 2011


Angela Marie Hanten was born May 15, 1983, in Mitchell, to Paul and Brenda (Gosmire) Hanten. She grew up and attended school in Howard and graduated from Howard High School in 2002. On December 1, 2003, she married Jesse Shelafoe in Howard. They later divorced. She was employed at Walmart in Mitchell, and then moved to Sioux Falls, where she was employed at Target, Toys-R-Us, Sportsmen’s Warehouse, HSBC, and Esurance. She was currently enrolled at Killian College in Sioux Falls, where she was working toward her doctorate degree in Psychology and Chemical Dependency and was also employed in the college bookstore. She did volunteer work at the Humane Society, Homeless Shelter, was a CASA Volunteer and a volunteer writer.

She is survived by her parents, Paul and Brenda Hanten of Howard, one brother, Donald Hanten and wife Bonnie of Sioux Falls, eight aunts and uncles, Linda Mendenhall and husband Mike of Woonsocket; Sharon Cooper and husband Ken of Sturgis; Vickie Stunes and husband Dave of Burlington, WA; Donna Byrie and husband Ted of Oacoma; June Sargeant and husband Ron of Rapid City; Matt Hanten and wife, Marlys of Hartford; Darcy Justice and husband Jerry of Sioux Falls; Carla Myers and husband Dennis of Howard and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Donald and Edith Hanten and Clarence and Joanne Gosmire and her maternal uncle, Randy Gosmire.


A Memorial Fund has been established at any First Premier Bank in Sioux Falls.


Friday, September 2, 2011
Prayer Service ~ 6:00 pm
Saint John's Lutheran Church
Howard, South Dakota


Saturday, September 3, 2011
11:00 AM
Saint John's Lutheran Church
Howard, South Dakota


Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery
Canova, South Dakota

Posted by jerry on December 31, 2015
the sweetest girl in the family
Posted by Sheila Toering on August 31, 2011
My thoughts & prayers are with Angela's family during this time. I knew her through Kilian and she had such a presence about her.
Posted by Kannegieter Trucking on August 31, 2011
Our thoughts, prayers's, and sympathy are with your family.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you thru this difficult time.
A.J., Joel, and Norma Kannegieter
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