Doris Magnusson

Funeral services were held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spearfish, S.D. on Jan 24, 2017 for Doris Magnusson, 89, of Spearfish, S.D.

Posted on 2/10/17

She passed away January 21, 2017.

Interment will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery.

She was born on December 23, 1927 in Osnabrock to August “Gust” Johnson and Ella (Tollefson) Johnson. She attended and graduated from Osnabrock High School. She married Marvin Einar Magnusson on December 11, 1949. She was an active member and volunteer at Our Savior Lutheran Church, in Spearfish. She helped with funerals, quilting with the other church members and making pie for fund raisers. For many years she was a member of a bowling league in Belle Fourche. She and her husband Marv were business owners. They owned Sly’s Grocery in Belle Fourche for many years. She also worked in retail until their retirement, which brought them to Spearfish. She loved to host and entertain. Christmas was her favorite time. She would make Vinattarta (Icelandic cake) Lutefisk, Lefse and many favorite cookies for her family. She was an avid walker.

Doris is survived by her brother, Harland Johnson and wife Grace; sister-in-law, Sherry Johnson; children, Bruce Magnusson and wife Julie, John Magnusson and wife Celeste, Roxane Dick and husband Mike Dick, Camile Snow and husband Mel Snow; 10 grandchildren, John E. Magnusson, Michal Magnusson, Joanna (Trevor) Kapsch, Brian Magnusson, Jackie Magnusson, Dallas Dick, Melanie Dick, Tyler (Nowelle) Dick), Jennifer (Karl) Snow-Alvares, Haylie (Paul) Pettit and ten great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Marv Magnusson; sisters, Isabel and Lorene; brother, Kenneth Johnson; brother-in-law, Buck (Euphram) Dahl and Elmer Rittmiller; nephew, Rodney Dahl and two grandchildren, Colbie Snow and Annamarie Magnusson.

Arrangements were held by Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Crematory Service of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com. Memorial donations can be sent in her name to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1020 State St. Spearfish, SD 57783.

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