Frances Apland Svoboda

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFrances Apland Svoboda, age 79 of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, died Saturday May 3, 2014, at her home.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday May 10, 2014, at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche with Pastor Paul Howard officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Alva Cemetery, in Alva, Wyoming.

Frances Louise Svoboda was born April 23, 1935, in Hulett, Wyoming. She was the daughter of Joe and Sue (Pannell) Svoboda. She graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 1953. In 1955 she was united in marriage to Larry Apland. To this union three daughters were born: Jolene, Marcia and Maryl. Frances lived in Belle Fourche all her life.

Frances is survived by her daughters, Jolene (Blaine) Smith of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Marcia (Tim) Hoeck of Alva, Maryl Wassom of Sioux Falls; three grandchildren, Alexis Smith, Seth Rozeboom, JJ Wassom; four step-grandchildren, Jeremy, Christina, Jenny, Danyelle; and great grandchildren, Talon and MariAnne.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Olle Sue; and brothers, Vance and Robert Svoboda.

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