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Doris Elfering

December 12, 1940 — December 9, 2022

St. Anna, Minnesota

Doris Elfering

Doris A. Elfering, age 81 of St. Anna, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, December 9, 2022 at her home in St. Anna, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 17 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Julius Beckermann, O.S.B. officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery. The Mass can be viewed on YouTube by clicking on this link. https://youtu.be/58D0J9SGieY (https://youtu.be/58D0J9SGieY)

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Seven Dolors Gathering Area in Albany.

Doris Alma Ricker was born December 12, 1940 in St. Joseph, Minnesota to Claude and Hildegard Jonas. She attended Holy Family Parochial School and graduated from Albany High School in 1958. At the age of 14, Doris began working at the movie theater in Albany. She worked there throughout her high school years. Doris was married on June 18, 1960 and later divorced. Doris worked in many customer related fields through the years including, Dayton’s, Menards, St. John’s Food Service, and Jennie-O.

She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Doris loved to travel and learn about new places and things. She always kept up on politics and enjoyed learning about past wars and American history.

Survivors include children, Gail (Ryan) Olson of Richmond, Dan Elfering (fiancé, Lila Lee Dvorak)of Alexandria, and Susan (Wayne) Schwinghammer of St. Augusta; six grandchildren, Lori Alberg, Sarah Locnikar, Amy Busse, Ryan Elfering, Kyle Elfering, and Zachary Buettner; four great-grandchildren, Logan Alberg, Paige Alberg, Cade Busse, and Tyson Kuhnau-Elfering; and brothers, Ronald (JoAnne) Ricker of St. Cloud and Lloyd (Sheila) Ricker of Paynesville.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Arlene Jungmann; and son-in-law, Kelly Fleming.

A special thank you to Stephanie, Joleen, Erin, and the rest of the CentraCare Hospice team for all of the wonderful care and patience over the last several months. Father Julius and Amy from CVS and all of the rest of the "Angels" sent to help her.

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, December 17, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 am

Seven Dolors Gathering Area

140 2nd St, Albany, MN 56307

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

Seven Dolors Catholic Church

140 2nd St, Albany, MN 56307

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