Obit: Frances Dongoski

Frances Ann Dongoski, “Fritz”, age 89 years, 11 months, 20 days, of Watertown, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. She was born Dec.13, 1922, to Guy and Marie (Gonsior) Copeland in Delano.

Fritz was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and friend to many. She was united in marriage to Erwin Albert Dongoski on Oct. 11, 1941, in Watertown, S.D. Fritz and Pat farmed north of Delano on the Copeland family farm, located at what is now the Lake Rebecca Park Reserve Entrance until 1965, at which time they moved to Watertown.

Fritz was preceded in death by her husband Erwin “Pat”, son Gerald and a grandson Ivan. She is survived by her children Jim (Carole) Dongoski, Mike (Mary) Dongoski, Kay (Clem) Otto, Rosie (Dick) Kehn; 20 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. Visitation was held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service, and continued 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.