Dorothy Mae Frankart

Mrs. Frankart

Dorothy Mae Frankart, 99, of Fostoria, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

She was born Oct. 12, 1919, in New Riegel, to Charles E. and Rose (Fox) Collet. She married Paul M. Frankart Aug. 5, 1944, at Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, and he died Jan. 14, 2006.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth M. (Janet) Frankart of Bascom and Joseph H. (Kathleen) Frankart of Bascom; two daughters, Virginia L. (Kenneth) Ekleberry of Findlay and Irene F. (Tom) Putnam of Findlay; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Frankart-Nagle of Bascom; and a sister, Louise (Florian) Podach of Fostoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Michael E. Frankart; three brothers, Walter, Clarence and Eugene Collet; and a sister, Margaret Welly.

Dorothy was a homemaker, had worked at Auto-Lite Spark Plug, Fostoria, and also with her husband, Paul, on the family farm. She was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its Rosary-Altar Society and Memorial Choir, and served as a eucharistic minister. She also was a member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia; 55 plus; Seneca County Farm Bureau, Tiffin; Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Fostoria; Catholic Foresters, New Riegel; Secular Franciscans Third Order of St. Francis; a longtime supporter of the Bascom Fireman’s Festival; and had been an actively committed worker of the Fostoria Sharing Kitchen. She and her husband, Paul, made more than 56,000 rosaries, which were delivered worldwide for prayer.

Visitation is 25 p.m. and 6-8 pm. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian wake service will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, with the Rev. Todd Dominique presiding. A rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Cemetery. A funeral luncheon will then be served in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Fostoria Sharing Kitchen, St. Wendelin Memorial Choir or a charity of the family’s choice.

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