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Mary de Sales Critz Bagan, 1923-2005


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/22/2009 at 15:27:07

Mary de Sales Critz, the daughter of Oscar and Nora (Sullivan) Critz was born January 20, 1923, in Emmetsburg, Iowa and died peacefully on Friday, September 23, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 82 years old.

Sales was educated at St. Ellens Grade School in Emmetsburg and Corpus Christi High School in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She later received her BSN from St. Joseph College of Nursing and Trinity College in Sioux City, Iowa in 1945.

On September 15, 1947, she was united in marriage to Earl Dennis Bagan in Emmetsburg. After their marriage, the couple made their home in Estherville. Sales was employed as a nurse for the Emmetsburg Schools, Holy Family Hospital and Forest Ridge.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Holy Family Hospital Auxiliary, Area Nurses Association and North Star Duplicate Bridge. Sales volunteered her time with the American Cancer Society, Red Cross Blood Mobile and the Avera Holy Family Hospital.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Sheila Molstad and her husband, Don of Hinton, Iowa; Tom Bagan and his wife, Dona of Jackson, Mississippi; Don Bagan and his wife, Susan of St. Augustine, Florida; son-in-law, Mark Anderson of Burnsville, Minnesota; nine grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and sister, Adele Kerwick of Phoenix, Arizona. Preceding Sales in death is her parents; husband, Earl on December 9, 1998; daughter, Barbara Anderson on August 13, 2005; also by two sisters, Jane Critz and Cassie Cullen and three brothers, Dan, Gus and Dick Critz.


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