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Marjorie R. Drahota


MARJORIE R. DRAHOTA, 84, of Jackson passed away at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Monday, May 17, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Jackson with Father Charles J. Quinn officiating. Burial will be in the Good Shepherd Cemetery in Jackson. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 to 7 PM with a Rosary at 7 PM and on Friday – one hour prior to the service all at the Church.

MARJORIE ROSE DRAHOTA was born on July 29, 1925 in Lakefield, Minnesota, the daughter of Theodore and Rose (Rezac) Kattowsky. As a youth, she attended school in District 3. She was united in marriage to Milo Harold Drahota on June 28, 1944 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Jackson. After marriage, they lived and farmed in Minneota Township until 1947, when they moved to a farm in Middletown Township, where they remained until 1991, when they moved into Jackson. She grew flowers for Natural’s, worked for the Blum Candy Company, she baked pies for Crandall’s Lodge, and was a housekeeper. She also cooked and cleaned for 5 priests after moving to town in 1991. Milo passed away in 2000, after which she continued to live in Jackson baking and cleaning for friends and family. Marjorie passed away on Monday May 17, 2010 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 84 years, 9 months and 18 days.

Marjorie was a member of the Good Shepard Catholic Church in Jackson. She was active in the quilting club, circles, serving group for funerals and JCCW. She was a member of the Good Samaritan Auxiliary and the Voter Registration. She enjoyed playing cards with friends and family. She also loved playing the dice game, “Farkel” with her grandsons and putting together jigsaw puzzles.Marjorie is survived by her three children, David (Sandy) Drahota of Buffalo, Minnesota, James (Mary Lou) Drahota of Jackson, and Shirlee Damm of Rosemont, Minnesota, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Marjorie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of fifty-five years, Milo, a sister, Irene Dorschner, and a son-in-law, George Damm.

Blessed be the memory of Marjorie Rose Drahota.

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