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Dorothy Krogsgaard

November 11, 1923 - April 03, 2017

Visitation - Friday

April 07, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Prayer Service - Friday

April 07, 2017
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Service - Saturday

April 08, 2017
- 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Page ND


Boulger Funeral Home

Dorothy Krogsgaard

November 11, 1923 - April 03, 2017


Dorothy Marie Krogsgaard, 93, Detroit Lakes, MN formerly of Page, ND passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Lincoln Park Assisted Living Center under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. She was born on November 11, 1923 to George and Ethel (Sargent) Vosberg in Wyndmere, ND. She grew up in Wyndmere where she graduated from high school at 16 years old.

Following graduation, she worked at various places around the country including Burbank, CA, Hood River, OR and Cleveland, OH before returning to North Dakota.

On May 8, 1952 Dorothy was united in marriage to Harold Krogsgaard in Fargo. The couple joined their two families and made their home on a farm near Page where they added two more children.

In 1961, Dorothy and Harold moved into Page and operated a restaurant. In 1964, they bought the Page Hotel and Café which they owned and operated until retiring in 1990. During that time Dorothy became famous for her home cooking which enticed many to plan their travels to include Page during meal time.

Harold passed away in 1991 and she remained in Page. Despite being “retired,” Dorothy still worked several jobs in the community including at the school and with the local charitable gaming.

In 1999, Dorothy moved her sister, Carol, from Los Angeles to Page where she cared for her until her passing.

Dorothy’s hands were never idle. She loved playing cards and never missed a game with her friends. She also crocheted, knitted, and did other crafts, most notably making angels.

Dorothy cherished the time she spent with her family, especially playing games with her grandchildren, and she continued to challenge her children at Scrabble.

She is survived by her children, Michael; Sherryl Cooley; Sonja (Duane) Bock; Kathy Kaim; Chris (Deb); Penny (Steve) Smith; and Kevin (Jesse); 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Phyllis Schuh; sons-in-law, Lloyd “Doc” Cooley, Arnold “Butch” Kaim; daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Krogsgaard; siblings, Lawrence Vosberg, Earl “Bud” Vosberg, and Carol Vosberg.

There will be a visitation from 5-7:00 PM with a prayer service following at 7:00 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Page, ND with a visitation one hour prior.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Lincoln Park Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes and the Blue Team at Hospice of the Red River Valley for their compassionate care.

Memorials preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.


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7 responses to “Dorothy Krogsgaard”

  1. Danny, Rita, and Andrew Bodin says:

    We always looked forward to Grandma Dot’s visits to Williston, especially around the holidays. We still adorn our Christmas tree with the angel she handcrafted as a special gift to us over a decade ago. She was a very talented and generous lady! We cherish our memories of her. May she rest with the angels and saints.

  2. Verdelle Stinar says:

    So sorry to hear of Auntie Dot’s passing. She was a very special person in my life and I loved her dearly. So sorry we are not home from Az yet so I could attend her funeral. To all my Krogsgaard cousins–I will be with you all on Saturday in my thoughts and prayers. I love and cherish you all so very much. May our Heavenly Father put his arms around you all and keep you in His loving care.

  3. Judy L. (Rutherford) Johnson says:

    So sorry to hear of Dorothy passing away. Thanks so much for letting me know Deb! I have such fond memories of the times Mom and she shared with each other. They had lots of fun together!! Mom was always so jealous of how lucky Dorothy was at the casino and she was not!!

    Deepest sympathy to the entire family!!

  4. Wayne G Cochran says:

    So Sorry to hear about Dorthy. She always had a kind word and a good meal when we came to the restaurant to eat. She treated us like one of her kids. Thank you so much. There will always be a special place for her in our hearts.

  5. Verdelle Stinar says:

    What an awesome video keepsake you have created. Made a lot of tears fall just remembering Auntie Dot and Uncle Harold and the whole Krogsgaard clan. I am so thankful for all the memories. I love you all so much.

  6. Diane (Langdahl) Wade says:

    What a beautiful tribute the video is to a very special lady. She made such an impact on the town of Page, that she will forever be remember in conversation when people talk about the Page Cafe… She drew you in with her great food, but kept you coming with her kindness… So sorry for your lose…When looking at the pictures from the cafe, it reminded me of when I worked for Dorothy and Harold. Brought back so many fond memories. Made me look for the jar of donuts…one of my usual breakfast foods, on my way to a different job.. We all have been blessed with having known your Mom…

  7. Georgie Mechtel says:

    Lovely lady

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