DORA J. MAGAARD

AKKERMAN – INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Dora Magaard, of Princeton, formerly of Day and Mora, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Elim Home in Princeton.  She was 83 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ogilvie.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

INURNMENT will be at Graceland Cemetery at Ogilvie.

Dora Jean (Grams) Magaard of Princeton, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. She was 83 years old.

Dora was born October 16, 1933 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Emil and Doris (Schauer) Grams. She attended Willmar Public Schools and graduated in 1951. She grew up with four sisters and one brother.

Dora married Robert Eugene Magaard on April 12, 1952 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. To this union, seven children were born. They moved to Day, Minnesota in 1956. Her first job was at JC Penny as a clerk and then worked as an admitting clerk at the Willmar Hospital. Dora also worked at Fingerhut in Princeton before finding her “real” career in Public Education where she prepared payroll for the Braham Schools for 25 years, among her other duties. Dora and Bob enjoyed many trips to Canada fishing with their family, and also included a Rose Bowl Parade in 2006. After retiring, Dora was elected to the Braham School Board and served until they moved to Mora in 1997, when her husband Robert retired from farming. They enjoyed many years on the Ann River watching wildlife and fishing.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ogilvie, MN. She loved reading, crafts, singing in the church choir and quilting every Tuesday at church until August of 2012 when she moved to Sterling Pointe Senior Living in Princeton, MN. Dora was a wonderful wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents Emil & Doris Grams; brother Emil Grams Jr., and her husband Robert of 59 years.

She is survived by her children Scott (Cynthia) Magaard of Coon Rapids, MN, Thomas (Debra) Magaard of Ogilvie, MN, Robert Magaard Jr. of Mora, MN, Steven Magaard of Braham, MN, Russell (Theresa) Magaard of Ogilvie, MN, Carol (Jack) Breitkreutz of Zimmerman, MN and Kathryn (Ted) Collins of St. Cloud, MN; 20 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 4 sisters Rosemary Taylor, Shirley (John) Sedore, Nancy Howell, Janet (Rick) Schuh and many nieces and nephews.

8 guestbook entries for DORA J. MAGAARD

  1. Kathy & Don Fiedler June 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. She was so active in her younger years. Many good memories.

  2. Carol Fiedler Brandt June 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    I’m so saddened to hear of Dora’s passing. We had an unique relationship. I was classmates with her oldest son, Scott; we then became neighbors in Day; her youngest, Kathy, and my oldest son were close in age and I babysat Kathy when she was just a tot! Bob and Dora were great neighbors and friends. My condolences to Dora’s family, friends, and community.

  3. Chris Heiman June 14, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

    Our sympathy to the family. Scott and Cyndi are very special to us and we’ve gotten to know some of the family through their events. It’s always hard to lose “Mom” . Regards, Jim and Chris Heiman in Randolph, MN

  4. Butch and Dixie Erickson June 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

    Our Sympathies to Dora’s family. Dora was such a good friend to us and to all at Braham Schools.
    I always got a kick out of meeting her when out and about; she never failed to open her purse and
    pull out a handful of pictures to show the families of her kids and grandkids. A true friend and
    remarkable person; she will be sorely missed by all. With deepest regards, Butch and Dixie Erickson

  5. Kathy Brandt June 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

    My deepest sympathy to the Magaard familly. Dora and I sang together in the St. Paul’s Choir many years ago. We always had so much fun. I’m certain she will be dearly missed.
    Kathy Brandt Phoenix AZ

  6. Leah Hultman June 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

    My continued thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Nancy Howell June 16, 2017 at 7:44 am #

    Deepest sympathies to family & friends. I will miss my sister,Dora, I loved coming back to her farm during the summers as a teenager,many cherished memories.

  8. Chris C June 17, 2017 at 7:43 am #

    Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you to cope and endure this difficult time.

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