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Sheral LaCroix

Sheral Ann Ducheneaux LaCroix, 78, died on December 27, 2021, at home, with her husband by her side. 

She was born on May 22, 1943, at Old Agency, South Dakota, to Fredrick and Josephine (Annie) LeBeau Ducheneaux. Sheral was the oldest daughter of four brothers and five sisters.

Sheral held various jobs during her life. She worked as a dental assistant after high school with Indian Health Service. She went to Dallas, Texas, with her first husband, Charles Peterson, Sr. in 1961. She then worked as a nurse’s aide at Parkland Hospital and Texas Instruments. 

She returned to Eagle Butt in 1973 with her five children. She worked with TWEP, the Alcohol and Drug Program, Bureau of Indian Affairs/Education and Indian Health Service.

Sheral remarried in 1978 to Noble LaCroix. They were together 43 years. Sheral and Noble raised nine children, two daughters and seven sons.

Sheral is survived by daughters, Jolene Peterson and Peggy Clark; sons, Fredrick Peterson, James Peterson, Brian LaCroix, Bret LaCroix and Brad La Croix; 31 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, two sisters, nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and three sisters; sons Charles and Warren Peterson; granddaughter, PT; grandson, Tate; and other extended family.

Thank you MOM for all of your sacrifices, support and love!!

Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 5, from 5 to 7 PM, followed by a wake service and rosary at 7 PM at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 6 at 11 AM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hill City, South Dakota. Burial will be at the Hill City Cemetery following services.

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