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Doris Vangstad

Doris Vangstad

Doris Ardelle Olson Vangstad, 96, died January 22, 2018.

Doris was born on May 7th, 1921 to John and Marie Olson in rural Osakis, Minnesota. She attended School District # 68 and was active in Sauk Valley Lutheran Church as a youth. She was married to John Vangstad in Osakis, Minnesota on May 25th, 1941.

For many years, Doris worked at several Osakis and Alexandria Resorts as a Housekeeper. In 1966, Doris began working at Jefferson High School, where she worked for twenty-three years, becoming second cook.

Doris enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and spoiling her dogs. At one time, she owned a small travel trailer and spent many pleasant summer weekends at a resort in Emmaville, Minnesota. She has been a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church since 1958.

Doris is survived by daughter, Bonnie (Norm) Anderson, Post Falls, Idaho; and sons, Jack (Patricia) Vangstad, Osakis, and Mike (Ann) Vangstad, Alexandria. Doris is also survived by eight grandchildren, Lisa, Amy, Beth, Bridget, Jeremy, Jenny, Julie and Mike. She was fortunate to have fifteen great grandchildren and enjoyed the company of her sister, Ruby Maus of Osakis.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, John; parents, John and Marie Olson; brother, Clarence; and infant sister, Myrtle.

A funeral service will be held 11 AM Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Interment will follow in the Sauk Valley Lutheran Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church.

Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.