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Memorial service for Francis Louise Zapletal will be held in Tyndall, South Dakota at the Czech Cemetery at a later date with Chaplin Ralph Reed of the Campbell County Memorial Hospital Hospice will officiate.



Francis Zapletal, age 82, of Gillette, Wyoming passed away at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home on June 26, 2006 of complications due to cancer surrounded by her family.



Francis was born on May 12, 1924 in Moorcroft, Wyoming the daughter of Nicholis and Helen (Harmon) Goetzinger the oldest of 7 children. She attended school in Moorcroft graduating from Moorcroft High School in 1942. On October 4, 1944 she married Robert Karl Zapletal of Rapid City, South Dakota. The couple had 8 children. Francis was a wonderful homemaker and mother. She loved to embroider, quilt, garden both flowers and vegetables and spending time with her children. She worked at M-Trons an electronics firm as a technician. After she retired in 1998 Francis moved to Gillette, Wyoming to be close to her family. She was always a hard working woman who never met anyone she didn?t like. Every year she attended the high school reunion.



Francis is survived by her daughter; Betty (Bill) Lindvall of Wayzata, Minnesota, 2 sons: Carroll Zapletal of Gillette, Wyoming and Gorden Zapletal of Wheatland, Wyoming, daughter; Tina Hintz of Gillette, Wyoming, 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, brother; James (Eileen) Goetzinger of Salem, Oregon, 3 sisters: Eva Mae (Bill) Riley of Billings, Montana, Phyliss Irene (Don) Kovar of Sheridan, Wyoming and Vera McKinney of Gillette, Wyoming and many nieces and nephews.



She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Junior Goetzinger, still born sister Lois, 3 sons: Wayne George Zapletal, Dale Raye Zapletal and Alan Scott Zapletal.



Memorials may be made in Francis?s name to Campbell County Healthcare Foundation to benefit Hospice of CCMH. Condolences may be sent in Francis?s name to Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, Wyoming 82716 or via the internet at www.stevensonandsons.com.

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