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Peggy Pongratz

Peggy Jean Pongratz, 91, died on December 8, 2016 at Bethany Nursing Home in Sioux Falls. Peggy was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin to Walter and Esther Pearce. She attended school in Austin, Minnesota where she graduated in 1942. Peggy graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1946 with a degree in medical technology. She worked at Mercy Hospital in Mason City, Iowa and then for Dr. Nilson in Mankato MN. She married Emil Pongratz on December 27, 1947 in Mankato. They moved to Sioux Falls, SD in 1955. They were members of St. Mary's Catholic Church and later joined Holy Spirit Parish. Peggy did volunteer work at McKennan Hospital and was a member of the auxiliary. She and her husband delivered Meals on Wheels for the Senior Citizen Program. Peggy was predeceased in death by Emil, her husband of 56 years.

Services will be held at the National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD in the spring of 2017.

Peggy is survived by her daughter Sally Williams, nephew Richard Melton, niece Betty Wachendorf and family, nephew Gary Melton and family, the extended Pongratz family and life-long friends Vince and Dolores Madsen.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 25, 2016
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