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Dorothy Wilma Cafourek

April 16, 1916 — April 21, 2017

Funeral services for Dorothy Wilma (Prihoda) Cafourek, age 101, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Glenville.  Rev. Nancy Hansen will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at

Dorothy died Friday, April 21, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.

Dorothy Wilma Cafourek was born on April 16, 1916 in London Township, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Cerny) Prihoda.  She attended Anderson School.  On November 1, 1934, she was united in marriage to Milo Cafourek in Austin.  The couple farmed for over 40 years.  She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Glenville, the Eagles Auxiliary, and the Royal Neighbors of America.  Dorothy was a faithful Minnesota Twins fan and enjoyed playing bingo and cribbage.  She wintered in Texas for 20 years.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Patricia (Dale) Peters, Sandra (Harold ‘Butch’) Steene, Ken (Susan) Cafourek, and Diane (Wesley) Webb; grandchildren, Todd (Ronda) Cooling, Michael (Steven Luce) Cooling, Tara Phelps, RaNae Steene, Melanie (Curt Aldrich) Nelson, Emerlee (Bruce) Stilley, Stephanie (Robert) Hackney, Melissa Cafourek, Ryan (Stacy) Cafourek, Lisa (Randy) Hunter, Darren Adams, Bradley (Janice) Adams, and Matthew (Jessie) Webb; 25 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren and another on the way; sister-in-law, Lois Prihoda; and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 68 years, Milo; brothers, Jack (Elizabeth) Prihoda, Clarence (Sophie) Prihoda, and Floyd Prihoda; sister, Loretta (Milo) Prantner; sons-in-law, Roger Cooling and Danny Adams; grandson-in-law, Ray Phelps; granddaughters, Tracy Schilling and Kayla Steene; sisters-in-law, Francis (Art) Baley, Helen (John) Kermes, Agnes (Bohumil) Bouda, Bessie (Leonard) Gute, Beulah (Ray) Nelson, Kate (Ignace) Cherney, and brother-in-law, Loy (Bertha) Cafourek.

Memorials preferred to First Lutheran Church of Glenville or Mayo Clinic Health Systems Albert Lea Hospice.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, April 24, 2017

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Albert Lea

320 W College St, Albert Lea, MN 56007

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

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