Frances Cathrine Dagen was born to John and Mary (Unger) Weber on July 1, 1909 in Dimock, SD. She married Theodore Dagen on August 27, 1929 in Dimock. They farmed in the Alexandria area most of her life. She entered Brady Health and Rehab on June 1, 2001. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell and also Saint Mary of Mercy Catholic Church of Alexandria.
She is survived by eight children: Melvin (Jacque) Dagen, Mesa, AZ, Ielene Thackery, Casa Grande, AZ, Arnold (Verna) Dagen, Mitchell, SD, Gerald (Dorothy) Degen, Fulton, SD, Ted (Mattie) Degen, Cottonwood, SD, Leroy (Dottie) Degen, Mitchell, SD, Charles (Sandy) Degen, Alexandria, SD and Charlotte (Arland) Lindsley, Piedmont, SD; twenty-three grandchildren, forty-nine great-grandchildren, and many great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore, her parents, six brothers and four sisters.