Connie J. Cournoyer

Cournoyer, Connie_ovalJanuary 7, 1948 ~ July 2, 2016

Connie J. Cournoyer, 68, Sioux Falls, formerly Viborg, died peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family, on July 2, 2016.

Connie will be greatly missed by her husband, Robert Cournoyer Sr., of Sioux Falls; her five children, Keith (Timi) Jongeward, Sierra Vista, AZ, Doyle Jongeward Jr., Lennox, SD, Robert Jongeward, Sierra Vista, AZ, Robert (Jody Hewson) Cournoyer Jr., Amidon, ND, and Wendy (Adam Schweitzer) Jongeward, Sioux Falls, SD; fifteen grandchildren, Rachel, Hannah, Olivia, Alexis, Madison, Brittany, Amanda, Morgan, Mason, Dustin, Derick, Brittany, Christina, Brandon, and Timothy; and six siblings, Eugene Gray, Nancy Pierret, Deanne Brown, Bernie Gray, Angie Clark, and Val Gravatt; and one uncle, Melvin Nielsen.

Connie is preceded in death by her father, Melvin “Ole” Gray; her grandson, Keith Lee Jongeward Jr., and her grandmother, Clara Hazel Nielsen.

Connie’s desire was to be buried together with Robert. A combined Celebration of Life service will be held at the time of Bob’s passing.

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  • Angie (Gray) Ladner says:

    Bob, Wendy, Keith, Doyle, Bobby, and grandchildren: I am sorry for your loss. Connie was too young to go. It still doesn’t seem possible that she is gone. Treasure your memories. Love Angie

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