Constance "Connie" Fragodt

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Constance “Connie” Fragodt

September 22, 1934 - July 20, 2018

Constance “Connie” Fragodt, 83, of Benson, Minnesota died Friday, July 20, 2018 in the St. Cloud Hospital.  A Rosary was held  9:30-10 a.m., with a visitation from 10-11:00 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Fr. Bill Sprigler officiated.  A private family burial was in the church cemetery.  

Constance “Connie” Isabella was born September 22, 1934 in Benson. She was baptized, made her First Communion and was confirmed at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. Connie graduated as Salutatorian of her class in 1952 at the Benson High School. She was married to Gerald Fragodt, October 10, 1954, at St. Francis Catholic Church.

Connie worked at the Swift County Bank for over 20 years, at Production Credit Association, the First State Bank of Murdock, and was Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Murdock. She also worked for the St. Francis Catholic School, the Benson Junior High School and did daycare. She gave piano lessons for over 20 years.

Connie enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports and their music activities. She liked to swim, bike, read, walk, play bridge and play the piano.

She sang in the church choir for many years and was a Minister of Praise for St. Francis Catholic Church.

Connie is survived by her children: Robert (Teresa) Fragodt, Patricia (Joel) James, Thomas Fragodt, John (Kimberly) Fragodt, Catherine Opoien, Teresa (Kevin) Staton and Carolyn (Daniel) Ashburn; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents, William and Isabella (Meyer) Bregel; her sisters, Dolora, Doloris and Caroline; her brother, Robert; her infant daughter, Katherine; and her grandson, Jordan Fragodt.

Blessed Be Her Memory.

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