Frances Ann “Fritz” Dongoski, age 89 years, of Watertown, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
She was born Dec. 13, 1922, in Delano, to Guy and Marie (Gonsior) Copeland.
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 Oct. 11, 1941, in Watertown, SD.
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;” a son, Gerald; and a grandson, Ivan.
She is survived by her children, Jim (Carole) Dongoski, Mike (Mary) Dongoski, Kay (Clem) Otto, and Rosie (Dick) Kehn; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown, followed by interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service; and continued Friday from 9 to 10 a.m., all at the church.
Arrangements were by the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.