Funeral service for Dora Lovaas, age 89, of Onamia, will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11 AM at Bethany Lutheran Church in Onamia with Pastor Kris Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Onamia. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Casketbearers will include Kevin Dye, Kenny Dye, Jason Lovaas, Tom Lovaas, Rob Johnson, Andrew Glassing, Ryan Lovaas Paul Lovaas, Brian Lovaas, Nate Fischer and Zach Lovaas. Jeremy Lovaas will be an honorary casketbearer.
Dora Beatrice Lovaas was born August 11, 1924 to Orrin and Pearl (Herrick) Lloyd in Dover, MN. She grew up in southeastern Minnesota and Wisconsin. She married Floyd Lovaas and shortly after their marriage he was killed during WWII in Belguim. Dora married Emil Lovaas on March 19, 1946. They made their home in Onamia, MN. She worked in Onamia at Maple Product Plant, Twins Cafe and Izaty’s. She also did homecare in Princeton. She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Onamia and the VFW Auxiliary, where she was once named Mother of the Year. Dora enjoyed dancing, cooking and crocheting. She passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Mille Lacs Health System.
She is survived by her children, Sharen (Gary) Dye of Onamia, Sonja (Roger) Johnson of Onamia, Adris (Bill) Graves of Waxahachie, TX, Orville Lovaas of Montana, Marlow Lovaas of Onamia, Julius (Evelyn) Lovaas of Onamia, Elroy Lovaas of Onamia and Doreen (Tim) Fischer of Ogilvie; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Schools of California, Charlotte Witt of Hokah, MN and Nettie Belle (Art) Hribar of Madison, WI; brothers, Roy (Gladys) Lloyd of West Bend, WI, Fayette (Doris) Lloyd of Milwaukee, Wi and David Lloyd of Melrose, WI; daughter-in-law, Judy Lovaas of Park Rapids; also by many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Floyd and Emil; son, Darrel; daughters-in-law, Patty, Sarah and Linda; grandson, Jeremy; parents, Orrin and Pearl and 7 brothers and sisters.