Dorothy Borgrud

March 10, 1935-Oct. 31, 2017

Dorothy Borgrud, 82, of Atwater, a cherished mother, grandmother and beloved friend went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, Oct. 31, 2017, at the Granite Falls Hospital.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday 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.

The youngest of two daughters, Dorothy was born March 10, 1935, to Vernon and Alpha (Engwall) Kragenbring. She was a proud alumnus, class of ’53, of Atwater High School. While working for Hedlund drug in Willmar, she met a handsome railroad man, Al Borgrud from Evansville. They were married on Sept. 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, Mont., Jean (and David) Ahl of Atwater and Gail (and Steven) Gregoire of Cottonwood; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, along with cherished relatives and beloved friends.

The family thanks Dr. Michael Nicklawsky and 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.

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