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Doris Elaine Almquist

March 18, 1936 ~ February 8, 2018 (age 81)

Funeral services for Doris E. Almquist, age 81, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Rev. Clayton Balsley will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Doris was called home to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday, February 8, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Doris Elaine Almquist was born on March 18, 1936 in Bagley, Minnesota, the daughter of Benjamin and Evelyn (Samuelson) Porter.  She grew up in the Bagley area. Doris married Dennis Almquist in Detroit Lakes.  Doris was a wonderful homemaker, mother, and wife.  She enjoyed music, dancing, and going to the casino. Most of all, Doris loved time with her family.  She had a wonderful sense of humor and a contagious laugh.

Doris is survived by her children, Sandra Almquist, Doyle Almquist, Doug (Julie) Knudson, JoAnne (Douglas) Mathison, Kaleyne Almquist, and Todd Askelson; grandchildren, Jade (Karel) Malek, Alexander (Anna Keesling) Mitchell, Cody (Sarah) Barnes, Tara Almquist, Scott (Jen) Knudson, Hannah Knudson, Kalaria Orozco, and Marissa Askelson; great-grandchildren, Chase and Chelsea Malek, Cameron and Zayne Mitchell, Grace Schindler, Lillian and Addison Barnes, Sander and Jaya Knudson, Khari Knudson, and Ethan Hoeve; brother, Donald Porter and his children, Eugene, Darla, and Cheryl; and brother, Daniel (Ann) Tollefson and their daughter, Whitney (Michael) Huey, and their children, Zion and Sky.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents and former husband, Dennis.

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