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Dorothy Borgrud

Dorothy Borgrud, age 82, of Atwater, a cherished mother, grandmother and beloved friend went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, October 31, at the Granite Falls Hospital.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, at Harrison Presbyterian Church in rural Spicer. Her final resting place will be at Oakside Cemetery near Atwater. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to either the Harrison Presbyterian Church, Atwater Baseball Association, Atwater Area Help for Seniors or the Atwater Alumni Association are preferred. Arrangements are with the Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home. www.petersonbrothers.com
The youngest of two daughters, Dorothy was born March 10, 1935 to Vernon and Alpha (Engwall) Kragenbring. She was a proud Alumni, class of '53, of Atwater High School. While working for Hedlund drug in Willmar, she met a handsome railroad man, Al Borgrud from Evansville, MN. They were married on September 26, 1959. Though they spent many weekends enjoying their small farm in Evansville, they raised three daughters, Mary, Jean and Gail and made their home in Atwater. A very giving person, Dorothy was nominated as Atwater's Good Neighbor. She was an active volunteer her entire life in numerous capacities within her community. Dorothy loved gardening, her pets, her Swedish heritage and sports, whether it was teams representing MN or local teams she was an avid fan. She was on the Atwater Baseball Association board of Directors. As a lifetime member of Harrison Presbyterian Church, she was a former Bible School and Sunday School teacher; an officer in the women's organization and a trustee. Deeply involved and supportive of her grandchildren, she loved to spend time with them, to bake for them and to teach them to fish.
Dorothy is survived by her three daughters, Mary (and Kurt) Krenik of Billings, MT., Jean (and David) Ahl of Atwater and Gail (and Steven) Gregoire of Cottonwood; ten grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin in 1991; and one sister, Leone Fredrick in 2015.
The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Nicklawsky & staff at ACMC, the caring staff at Fieldcrest Assisted Living and the compassionate staff at Granite Falls Hospital. At Harrison, we also thank, Pastor Kathy, Organist Cheryl and the women of Harrison for her Celebration Service and Reception.

Cemetery Details

Oakside Cemetery
15938 Sperry Lake Road
Spicer, MN, 56288


NOV 11. 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Harrison Community Presbyterian Church

14110 105th Avenue NE

Spicer, MN, US, 56288

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Mark Berscheid - November 02, 2017 at 04:22 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Wanda lit a candle in memory of Dorothy Borgrud

Wanda - November 02, 2017 at 09:20 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dorothy Was Always Busy and Helping Others, she will be forever missed, She once told me that She would slow down when the Lord came for her..I can see her with God Now letting him know she needs to get Busy with This or That....Rest Awhile First Dear Lady!

Wanda - November 02, 2017 at 09:26 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dorothy was always Busy and so Kind,She Once Told Me That she would Slow Down When God Came to take her Home, I can see her now Trying to Tell God she has Baking to do, or hosting to prepare for...Take a Bit of A Rest first Dear Lady....

Wanda - November 02, 2017 at 12:54 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I remember Dorothy as being such a wonderful woman. She had so many talents. I am so thankful she was a part of my life. My condolences to her family from mine. Linda John Bill and Greg.

Linda Alexander Holmgren - November 02, 2017 at 01:25 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Condolences to all of Dorothys family from a cousin, Lloyd Kragenbring and Vicki. We will always remember Dorothy from way back in high school in the 50s for her enthusiasm, her support for sports and willingness to help with every project. She was a good friend.

Lloyd and Vicki Kragenbring - November 02, 2017 at 08:50 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our Sympathies to Dorothy's family from two of her 1953 High School classmates, Marian Ostendorf and Barb Anderson. We will always remember how much fun we had with Dorothy when we were in High School and when we had our class reunions. She was always so ready to make sure that we all knew about the reunion. where it was, and encouraged us to attend. How we looked forward to getting together with our classmates. Her enthusiasm always inspired us. We will miss these get togethers, her phone calls and her smiles. Blessed be her Memory.Love, Hugs and Prayers,Marian Ostendorf and Barb Anderson

Barb Anderson - November 03, 2017 at 04:14 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I will surely miss Dorthy with her radiant smile every time you meet her...!!!!My sympathy to the family...!!!May God Bless you the family as we all try to move forward in life...!!!With Love,Mark D. Downes

Mark D. Downes - November 03, 2017 at 09:44 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences Mary, for you and your family. We pray that God's love will be with you all during this very difficult time. Mike & Connie MurphreeBillings, Montana

Connie Murphree - November 03, 2017 at 11:56 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dorothy you are missed and loved by the entire Engwall family. May peace be with you! Love from Arizona, John and Michelle Engwall Kaymen

michelle engwall kaymen - November 06, 2017 at 09:31 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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