Doris Elaine Bjornstad of St. Croix Falls died peacefully Dec.16, 2019, at Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing. She was 88.

Doris was born in Freeborn, Minn., Aug. 4, 1931, to Ray and Adeline (Jensen) Larson. She graduated from Freeborn High School in May 1949.

Doris was united in marriage to Kenneth Bjornstad Nov. 18, 1949. They lived in Freeborn until 1955 when they moved to Eureka Center, Wis. They built a house and had a gas station on Highway 87.

They enjoyed traveling, camping and playing cards with friends. For many years the family spent fourth of July camping at Two Harbors, Minn.

In 2000 Doris moved to Forest Heights Apartments in St. Croix Falls. Here she met many new friends where playing cards and quilting were activities in the community room. Recently she moved to Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing in St. Croix Falls.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Adeline Larson; husband, Kenneth Bjornstad and brother-in-law, Bud Weiss, and granddaughter, Amy Bjornstad.

Doris is survived by her four children, Carol (Alec) Cuper, Vern (Carol) Bjornstad, Keith (Cheryl) Bjornstad, Terry (Robyn) Bjornstad; brother, Gene (Lila) Larson; sister, Shirley Weiss; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friends.

Memorials preferred to First Lutheran Church, Cushing, Divine Therapy, Davita Dialysis, Interfaith Caregivers.

Funeral services were Dec. 21, 2019, at First Lutheran Church, Cushing. Interment was in Cushing Cemetery.

Arrangements with Grandstrand Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at

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