December 10, 1927 ~ September 7, 2020
Dorothy Caroline Prafcke, 93, of Fargo, ND, formerly of Streator, IL died suddenly Monday, September 7, 2020 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo.
Dorothy was born December 10, 1926 on a farm near Lostant, IL, the seventh of nine children to Samuel and Lena (Kahn) Grivy. She attended a one-room country school near her home and then graduated from Lostant High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Carthage College, then located in Carthage, IL. She taught kindergarten and first grade for many years in the Streator Elementary School District 44.
Dorothy married John F. Prafcke on December 3, 1950. They made their home in Streator and later wintered in Mesa, AZ. They were married for 43 years before his death on January 12, 1994. Dorothy continued to live in Streator and Mesa until moving to Fargo in 2008 to be closer to family.
Dorothy was involved PEO, Kings Daughters and in many activities at the First Methodist Church in Streator. She was a friend of the First Presbyterian Church in Fargo.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Carol Prafcke, granddaughters Annie and Ellie, all of Fargo, ND; sister-in-law Gladys Grivy, Mesa, AZ; 12 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; sisters Amy Grant, Alberta Grivy, Arla Barr, JoAnn and Ada Marie Grivy; and brothers Samuel, Robert and William Grivy.
Services will be held at a later date when it is safe for family and friends to gather. Memorials can be directed to Touchmark at Harwood Groves, Local Artist Fund, 1200 Harwood Dr., Fargo, ND 58104.