DOROTHY M. SUNDVOLL

 

 

 

Dorothy Kanne Sundvoll, age 97, of Faribault died on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.

Services will be held on at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend David Hurtt, officiating. Interment will be held in the Sakatah Cemetery, Waterville.

Visitation will held in the church for one half hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.

Dorothy Melva, the daughter of Ernest and Sara (Wolters) Kanne was born March 30, 1914 in Waterville. She married Otto Sundvoll in 1954 and he preceded her in death in 2003. Prior to her marriage she played the church organ, taught Sunday School, and served as the church secretary at the Waterville Evangelical United Methodist Church. Later she was employed by National Tea Grocery and was a dental assistant for Reike Dental Office both of Waterville. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Waseca County Farm Bureau. Music was the love of her life, she enjoyed playing the organ and the harp. Dorothy’s interest included gardening, taking walks, bird watching and nature.

She is survived by nieces, nephews and their families, Joanne Sharp, Jeff Sharp and Bruce Sharp & family; Terry and Susan Peterson, Tricia Peterson and Kelly Larmon; Kathy and Donny Simes, Holly and Jeff Ready & family, Heidi and Mike Lindahl & family; Gary and Deanna Kanne, Sara and Craig Besser & family, Stacy and Jennifer Kanne; and the Otto Sundvoll relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto; four siblings, Verna Kuehn, Lucille Kritzer, Clayton and Lyle Kanne.


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Name: Anita Shaffer
Email: amshaf@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday April 27, 2011

Memories

One of our favorite things to do when my mother, dad, brother, and I would visit Uncle Otto, was to go to Waterville to be with his girlfriend, Dorothy. All of us would then go out for ice cream. Dorothy brought smiles to Uncle Otto and our whole family. We were happy when Uncle Otto and Dorothy married. She fit into the Sundvoll/Stoffel families so well. Aunt Dorothy was so talented in so many ways that made for a comfortable and interesting home. We liked it when she would play music for us. We had so many wonderful dinners and conversations at their home. She and Uncle Otto were always encouraging education, music, and activities. I was thrilled when Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Otto came to Madison for my graduation from the University of Wisconsin. I just know it was not fun sitting on that bus for so long just to see me walk across the stage. Aunt Dorothy and I would love to go shopping and stop for lunch and conversation. Aunt Dorothy was an important part of my growing up and adult years. I have so many cherished memories.

Name: Barbara Stoffel-Emde (Curt Stoffel's widow)
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Date: Thursday April 21, 2011

Memories

Curt and I, with our daughter, Katie, visited Otto and Dorothy at least once a year from 1980 through the year of Curt's death, 2001. I have so many sweet memories of Dorothy. My favorite memory is the day she and I took a car ride without the boys (Otto and Curt). We went to Waterville and Dorothy showed me where she worked, her home, and other places of interest to her in Waterville. We ended our "girls day out" by visiting the cemetery. She led me to her parents graveside and I asked her she'd like me to take her picture. She agreed. I asked her where she'd like to pose and she replied, "Right by my headstone, but I'll STAND this time." After I took the picture, we laughed and laughed about her comment all the way back to the car. She was so special. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family. Barbara

Name: Donna Berge
Email: dberge@co.rice.mn.us
Date: Thursday April 21, 2011

Memories

I remember this gentle woman who would come to my beauty shop and talk about learning the harp. Seemed strange at the time, but the more I thought about it what a trooper. Getting on the bus to go to Northfield to take lessons. She was such a sweetie. I will always remember her with a smile. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

Name: Cindy Keogh
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Date: Wednesday April 20, 2011

Memories

My mother Dorothy was in Sheltering Arms with Dorothy. When my mother first arrived there were 3 ladies with the name Dorothy. Dorothy S. would giggle when they would say Dorothy as she would say they have the same name as me. Dorothy always had a smile on her face and was very pleasant to visit with. You have my deepest sympathy. Cindy Keogh

Name: Lisa Marie Stoffel-Harris
Email: davnlisa@wi.rr.com
Date: Tuesday April 19, 2011

Memories

My hearts and thoughts are with you at this time in life. Bitter/sweet. One of the fondest memories I have was when visiting Dorothy & Otto and we had bologna and butter sandwiches with coffee. Dorothy was sweet and comforting. She will always bring a smile to my face - what a good long life she had. May God keep her and love her as we all have.