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Dolores Gloria Rost, age 85, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Watertown, SD, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Sioux Falls. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church in Watertown with visitation prior to the services. Fr. Paul Rutten will be the celebrant. The family is requested to meet at the church on Wednesday by 10:30 a.m. for a prayer service.
Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Watertown.
Dolores was born on April 13, 1933, in Watertown, SD to Albert and Esther (Hauff) Rost. She grew up in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School in 1951. She worked for Austin & Hinderacker Law Office as a legal secretary. Dolores, a brilliant student, graduated with honors from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. After completing her degree, Dolores lived and worked in Sioux Falls for many years.
In her younger years, Dolores was a fine piano player. She also enjoyed sitting outdoors observing nature, especially the birds. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Watertown and the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls. She will be remembered by her family for her devotion to her Catholic faith, saying her prayers and rosary every day without falter.
Dolores is survived by her good friend, Joan Whittle of Watertown, SD; her brother, Felix (Ann) Rost, of Watertown, SD; her sisters, Stephonie "Stevie" (Dewey) Hill, of Castle Pines North, CO, and Christine (John O’Connell) Rost, of Westminster, CO; one niece, Michele Rost, of Sioux Falls, SD; and one nephew, Michael (Brittany) Rost and their children, Kinzley, Brynlee, and Graham, of Watertown, SD.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Esther, and her sister, Collette.