Obituary: Dorothy Hazel (Hansen) Vadnais
June 3, 2022
Dorothy H. Vadnais, 84, of Cloquet, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. She was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Cloquet, the daughter of David and Marion (Rowe) Hansen. Dorothy graduated from Cloquet High School in 1955 and married Charles Vadnais on June 9, 1956.
She worked as a bus driver for Kottkes Bus Service in Andover for 25 years.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, David, George, Donald, and John; sisters, Ann, Irene, and Shirley; in-laws, Roger Vadnais, James Christopherson, and Jeff Johnson. She is survived by her husband, Charles; son, Gregory (Millie) Vadnais; daughter, Terri (Rich) Karkula; grandchildren, Janel (Tom), Kristin, Michael, Nadine, and Amber (Josh); great-grandchildren, Justin, Caitlin (Lars), Hannah, Brody, Emily, Noah, Olivia, and Vera; her in-laws, Robert and Janice Vadnais, Bev Vadnais, Bonnie Christopherson, and JoAnn Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life for Dorothy will be Saturday, June 4, with a visitation starting at 2 p.m. and a memorial service at 3 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet, followed by a luncheon in the fellowship room. Inurnment will be at Oneota Cemetery in Duluth.
Pine Knot News June 3, 2022