Services for Cordell James Good Shield age 29 of Mobridge, SD were held on Friday, July 16, 2021 at the Edge Event Center in Mobridge, SD, Pastor Paul Hathaway officiating, and was followed by Law Enforcement Roll Call, Traditional Honor Song and Military Honors. Family and friends gathered Saturday to follow in Police Escorted Procession to the Bear Creek Community Hall near Wood, SD for Mass of Christian Burial and burial at St. Mary’s Garden Cemetery of Wood, SD. Mr. Good Shield passed away on July 11, 2021, in an auto accident near Onida, SD.
Cordell was born at Ellsworth A.F.B. SD on December 10th, 1991. He was the oldest son to Del and Val Good Shield.
Cordell as a young person grew up loving to fish and playing baseball with his dad. Every day he would put on his aqua shoes, beaded baseball hat and baseball glove which grew to a bigger love of baseball. As he grew up he lived two years in Rapid City, SD, lived four years in Martin, SD, and the love for baseball grew. He moved to Lower Brule for the next four years, and then in 2004 he moved to Mobridge in his 7th grade year of school. Cordell started to play football and more baseball. He loved baseball, sports, fishing, family, and being a great son and big brother, to Sam, Chad, and Rocky. Cordell graduated from Mobridge-Pollock High School on May 24th, 2010. That same year he headed out for Marine Corp Boot Camp. He was in the Marines from 2010-2016.
In January 2011, Cordell moved to Brookings and attended SDSU for a few years. Cordell decided college wasn’t for him, and decided to stay in Brookings and work for a few more years. In 2017, Cordell met Tosha Long Fox and later moved to Sioux Falls and worked. Cordell and Tosha then moved to her hometown of Onida, SD. Cordell worked at CHS there in Onida. While enjoying his life with Tosha, they expanded their family when they brought their son, Dwayne P. Good Shield into the world on December 4, 2019. Then another great blessing was the announcement that they had a beautiful baby girl, Sarina Diane Rose Good Shield, on October 27, 2020. Cordell and Tosha got married on July 12, 2020. As they enjoyed their life, they moved to the Mobridge / Selby area and Cordell started working as an officer for the Mobridge P.D. until his passing.
Cordell had the wonderful life that he had always wanted. His beautiful wife Tosha, and having two special, loving children, Dwayne and Sarina. Cordell was the type of man that always wanted to take care of everyone. Cordell loved being a husband and was the best at being a new dad. Cordell also found his peace with being a police officer. Cordell had a contagious smile and always lit up when he saw his kids.
Cordell is survived by his wife Tosha Good Shield, children Dwayne Good Shield, (1.5 years), and Sarina Good Shield, (9 months old); his parents, Del and Val Good Shield, sister Sam Good Shield (Victor Saldivor “Fiancée”), of San Diego, California; Chad and Rocky Good Shield; grandparents, Earl and Bev Anderson of Arizona and uncles, aunts, and cousins; in-laws Nancy and Terry Duffel (stepdad) of Onida, SD; father Duane Long Fox of Pierre; grandmother Beverly Duffel (Freeman, SD) and uncles, aunts, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his Uncle Chad Anderson, great grandparents, Stan and Mordella Good Shield, and Rose and Joe Rieken; sister-in-law Sarina Long Fox; grandpa Ron Duffel, and grandma Marlene Long Fox