ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Lynn Dordal, of Braham, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Maranatha Care Center in Brooklyn Center. He was 74 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Braham Covenant Church with Pastor Gary Shaw officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church, beginning at 12:00 noon.
INURNMENT will be held in the spring at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Lynn Duane Dordal of Mpls went home to be with his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ on February 27, 2019.
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”
Lynn was born on March 30, 1944 in Grand Forks, N.D. to Jerome & Josephine Dordal. They moved to Sacred Heart in 1946 where Lynn along with his brothers, Alton, Keith, Steve, & Gene had great memories of their time down there on the farm with their cattle, horses & pets.
In 1956 the family moved to their farm in Braham on the Coin Road where Lynn welcomed his next siblings, Mary, Dale & Karen Lee.
Lynn attended Braham school where he enjoyed academics & playing basketball in which he excelled. He worked at Westman Silo Company in the summer. He graduated in 1962 & then attended St. Cloud State where he acquired his psychology degree. He was proud to join the United States Air Force & served 4 years.
He returned to Minnesota & worked at Hennepin County Medical Center for many years. He was an avid sports enthusiast, especially the Minnesota teams!
Gene & Lynn played basketball & enjoyed many sporting events together. He enjoyed going up to the farm & helping his Dad & brothers bale hay. He so looked forward to his dear Mom’s wonderful home cooked meals. She always baked an extra apple pie when she knew Lynn would be home as she knew that would bring a big smile to his face. He always insisted on doing dishes for Mom. He enjoyed all the family gatherings & holidays on the farm. He loved his family & had great fun with all of them.
In 2009 he suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak. Not one to complain, he got along best he could at Augustana Home in Mpls. He made friends there & his roommate was an elderly Assemblies of God Pastor who prayed with him and talked with him of Christ’s magnificent love for people, no matter what circumstances they find themselves in. Pastor Walter’s friendship gave Lynn much joy & encouragement. When Pastor Walter went to heaven, a great sadness fell upon Lynn as he knew he would not see his friend again in this life but he was forever grateful to the Lord for sending this wonderful man of God to help him during a most difficult time in his life.
In October of 2017 we moved Lynn to Maranatha Care Center, where he could be closer to his niece, Lindsay Harmsen & bring her comfort by wheeling into her room & staying by her side.
Lynn was preceded in death by his Mom, Dad, Brother Alton & Sister in law, Kay Dordal.
He is survived by brothers, Keith ( Merri ) Dordal of Stanchfield, Steve ( Carol )
of Grasston, Gene ( Jackie ) of Bloomington, Dale of Stacy, sisters, Mary ( Mark ) Anderson of Isanti & Karen ( Tim ) Harmsen of Circle Pines, many nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.
A humble & kind man Lynn was. He will be lovingly remembered by all who knew & loved him. We can all take comfort knowing he is rejoicing with Jesus & we shall be reunited again someday when our Loving Father, Jesus Christ taps us on the shoulder & says, “It’s time to come home now, precious child of Mine.”