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Dorothy Emily Kurzhals

January 21, 1943 — December 24, 2022

Pine City

Dorothy “Dot” Emily Kurzhals passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 24, 2022. She was born January 21, 1943 to Joseph and Loretta (Rys) Mikyska in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Dot graduated from Pine City High School in 1961. She married the love of her life, Butch on August 18, 1962. Dot spent many years as a full-time mom raising her 3 daughters. She worked as a waitress and held various jobs as a machine operator throughout the years. From 2002 – 2005, she helped her daughter Susie run a daycare where she got to spend a lot of time with 4 of her grandchildren.

 

Dorothy is survived by her daughters Lori Ann (Lonnie) Phillips of Leavenworth, Kansas, Nancy (Bob) Englund of Pine City, Susie (Brian) Rothbauer of Pine City; grandchildren Shana (Sam), Joey (Ashly), Katy (Brian), Scott (Rachel, Hailey, Jacob, Emmy, and Brianna; great grandchildren Dalton, Logan, Landon, Ava and Kirra; siblings Donna (Larry) Shrider of Cambridge, Joe Mikyska of Pine City, Lois (Dan) Langston of Braham; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents Joe & Lorrie Mikyska; husband Butch of 48 years; brother Donald; sister Darlene; sister-in-law Val Mikyska; great grandson Nolan Englund.

 

Pastor Nathan Baker-Trinity will officiate at funeral services for Dorothy: 11 AM; Friday, December 30, 2022 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rush City.  A time of visitation and reviewal is planned from 5-7 PM on Thursday (12/29) at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City and also one hour prior to the service at the church.  

 

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel.


www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

 

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Visitation

Thursday, December 29, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Friday, December 30, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

1000 S Jay Ave, Rush City, MN 55069

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 30, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

1000 S Jay Ave, Rush City, MN 55069

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