Frances K. AngstadtDecember 27, 1932 ~ October 4, 2017 (age 84)
Frances K. Angstadt was called home to be with her Lord and deceased family on October 4, 2017.
Frances Virginia Kohout was born on December 27, 1932 at home in Hartly, Delaware. Her young life was spent with her mother, daddy and sister on the Kohout farm. Her father and his parents were immigrants from Czechoslovakia, near Prague. She lost her father at the age of 8. With the loss of her father, two cousins Henry and Pat helped her mother and the girls with the farm from 1942 through the end of the war. Her mother then married a barber in Dover, and moved the girls from Hartly to Dover. Young Frances gained employment with Playtex in the last two years of high school to supplement the family income. She met T. Richard Angstadt at Candyland on Loockerman Street in downtown Dover in her senior year. Shortly after they started dating, the Korean Conflict called Rich to duty in Okinawa. Upon his return, they were married on her birthday in 1952. Rich worked as a construction worker, insurance salesman and finally arrived at his position of letter carrier when employed by outside agencies. He also managed Angstadt’s Lawn Service. Frances was a secretary for the Dover Special School district in her early years of motherhood. She decided to take a tax course to help her manage the books for Angstadt’s Lawn Service. She excelled in this course and became an income tax consultant for JoAnn Hill at H & R Block, continued as a partner with Headley Associates and finally ran her own business from home in her twilight years after the death of her daughter.
Mom and dad’s love for one another and their children, grandchildren and great-grands was always obvious. The family business taught each of them a strong work ethic and mom’s nurturing side brought the message of love to each of them. Although dad and mom were far from perfect, they did the best they could for each family member. Together they instilled a sense of independence in their daughters and a sense of loyalty and service in their sons.
Mom and dad’s children Ginger, Charlie, Richard and Sue were the loves of their lives. Each child was a favorite in their own special way. Their grandchildren are Christina (Jim) Gallagher, Valerie Angstadt and CJ Angstadt, Kelsey Angstadt, Juliette Norman, Melissa Hutson, Kassandra (Travis) Glenn, and Kandace (Scott) Klecan and Jeff, Tim, and Chris Conk, Emily Metheny, Mallory (Tony) Doddato, RJ and Gail Conk.
Mom’s great-grands brought a ray of sunshine to her after the loss of Jim and Sue. Those who brought life and love to her through their gurgles, burps, and laughter are Alyssa, Kayley, Tyler, Lela, Ryder, Samantha, Colin, Thomas, and Abby Sue and Aryan.
Service will be 12 noon Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, where friends may gather two hours earlier. Burial will be private at the family’s convenience at Barratt’s Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Meals on Wheels, Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover, DE 19904.
Letters of condolences can be sent via www.pippinfuneralhome.com
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