Dolores E. Syverson

March 30, 1926 ~ May 23, 2022 (age 96)


Woodland Hills Funeral Home 507-387-5504

Scottsdale, AZ (formerly of No. Mankato, MN) - Dolores E. Syverson passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Hayden Villa Assisted Living Home in Scottsdale, AZ. 


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Messiah Lutheran Church in No. Mankato, MN.   Visitation will be held one hour before the service and also on Friday, June 3rd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Woodland Hills Funeral Home, 1605 Woodland Ave., Mankato, MN where the family will greet visitors. Interment will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park in Mankato. For live streaming of the funeral service please visit and click on facebook feed.


Dolores was born on March 30, 1926, in rural Courtland, MN to Fred and Selma (Precht) Bruns.  She grew up on the family farm near Courtland, MN, graduating from Nicollet High School in 1944.  She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Courtland. 


On March 28, 1947, she was united in marriage to Delmont Syverson at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato.  They had two children, Johnne and Mary.


Dolores attended Mankato Commercial College as an adult in 1963 after which she became the school secretary at No. Mankato Jr. High, followed by becoming Secretary to the Principal at Mankato East High School.   She finished her career at South Central Technical College in No. Mankato where she managed the bookstore until her retirement in 1986. 


Dolores had many interests, including crocheting, knitting, cross stich, quilting, sewing, baking, and gardening.  She was well known for teaching young people how to make Lefse at holiday time.   She and Del loved to square dance with their friends.   After their retirement Dolores and Del enjoyed spending winters in Arizona for 20 years before moving there permanently in 2008. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Delmont, and her siblings Dennis Bruns, Virgil Bruns and Arlene Stein.  She is survived by her brother, Darwin Bruns of St. Peter, MN, her son Johnne (Linda) Syverson of Des Moines, IA and her daughter Mary (Jay Budzien) Stapelman of Scottsdale, AZ.  She has five grandchildren:  Michele Pettorini, Beth Syverson, Matthew Syverson, Jennifer Beck and Andrew Stapelman, 17 great grandchildren, and many friends and acquaintances.


Memorial contributions may be directed to Messiah Lutheran Church, 1706 Lee Blvd., No. Mankato, MN  56003, or to the Theodore Precht Scholarship Fund at Martin Luther College, 1995 Luther Court, New Ulm MN  56073.


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June 3, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Woodland Hills Funeral Home
1605 Woodland Ave
Mankato, MN 56001

June 4, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Messiah Lutheran Church
1706 Lee Blvd.
North Mankato, MN 56003

Funeral Service
June 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Messiah Lutheran Church
1706 Lee Blvd.
North Mankato, MN 56003

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