Dorothy Kvenvold, 1924-2014

Published 9:00 am Sunday, January 4, 2015

Funeral services for Dorothy Kvenvold, 90, of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church. The Rev. Janet White will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be

Dorothy Kvenvold

Dorothy Kvenvold

from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at

Dorothy died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System of Albert Lea.

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Dorothy Kvenvold was born April 11, 1924, in Webster City, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Lottie (Peck) Bowman. She moved to Albert Lea at a young age and graduated from Albert Lea High School.

On May 28, 1946, Dorothy was married to Owen Kvenvold at First Lutheran Church. She worked at Wilson & Co., Land O’Lakes and in the Albert Lea High School cafeteria. Dorothy enjoyed reading and country music. She was a Sunday school teacher, was a den mother for the cub scouts, chairman of the Ladies Auxiliary, enjoyed visiting shut-ins and going camping. Dorothy was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the ladies aid.

Survivors include her children Larry O. (Linda) Kvenvold, Richard L. Kvenvold and Kevin (Julie) Kvenvold; grandchildren Denise (Wes) Burkholder, Deborah (Matt) Vang and Natasha (Matt) Grove and Tyler and Kayla Kvenvold; great-grandchildren Alexandria Kvenvold, Clayton and Hayley Burkholder, Elanor Vang and Benett and Averie Grove; sister, Delores (Robert) Haines, of Wirt; and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Owen; granddaughter, Rebecca Kvenvold; sisters Marie (Kermit) Gilbertson, Lila Jacobson and Doris Rietsma; brothers Laverne Bowman and Emery (Irene) Bowman; brother-in-law, Kermit (Gladys) Kvenvold; nephew, Alton Kvenvold; sisters-in-law Hazel (Archie) Sorenson and Myrtle Kvenvold; and a niece, Sandy Gilbertson.