Dorothy Cafourek, 1916-2017

Published 9:00 am Sunday, April 23, 2017

Funeral services for Dorothy Wilma (Prihoda) Cafourek, 101, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. The Rev. Nancy Hansen will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at

Dorothy died Friday, April 21, 2017, at home surrounded by her family.

Dorothy Wilma Cafourek was born April 16, 1916, in London Township, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Cerny) Prihoda. She attended Anderson School.

Dorothy Cafourek

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On Nov. 1, 1934, she was united in marriage to Milo Cafourek in Austin. The couple farmed for over 40 years.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Glenville, the Eagles Auxiliary, and the Royal Neighbors of America. Dorothy was a faithful Minnesota Twins fan and enjoyed playing bingo and cribbage. She wintered in Texas for 20 years.

Dorothy is survived by her children Patricia (Dale) Peters, Sandra (Harold “Butch”) Steene, Ken (Susan) Cafourek and Diane (Wesley) Webb; grandchildren Todd (Ronda) Cooling, Michael (Steven Luce) Cooling, Tara Phelps, RaNae Steene, Melanie (Curt Aldrich) Nelson, Emerlee (Bruce) Stilley, Stephanie (Robert) Hackney, Melissa Cafourek, Ryan (Stacy) Cafourek, Lisa (Randy) Hunter, Darren Adams, Bradley (Janice) Adams and Matthew (Jessie) Webb; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lois Prihoda; and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 68 years, Milo; brothers Jack (Elizabeth) Prihoda, Clarence (Sophie) Prihoda and Floyd Prihoda; sister, Loretta (Milo) Prantner; sons-in-law Roger Cooling and Danny Adams; grandson-in-law, Ray Phelps; granddaughters Tracy Schilling and Kayla Steene; sisters-in-law Francis (Art) Baley, Helen (John) Kermes, Agnes (Bohumil) Bouda, Bessie (Leonard) Gute, Beulah (Ray) Nelson and Kate (Ignace) Cherney; and brother-in-law, Loy (Bertha) Cafourek.

Memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church of Glenville or Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea Hospice.