Evelyn May Dostal, 92, Kasson
Evelyn May Dostal, 92, of Kasson, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at Prairie Meadows Senior Living in Kasson.
Evelyn was born April 11, 1923 in Olmsted County to Markie and Isabelle (Bartholomew) Stafford. On Dec. 24, 1940, she married Charles Hilliard and he later passed away on Oct. 24, 1960. Evelyn married Wayne Gransee and they later divorced. Evelyn then married LeRoy Dostal on Dec. 26, 1981 and LeRoy passed away on Nov. 23, 2006.
Evelyn worked at Anderson’s Grocery in the produce department, the Sunset Inn and other local stores. Evelyn was the owner and operator of the Knight House in Dodge Center. She was a member of the Dodge Center United Methodist Church, Kasson Methodist Church, Women Society of Christian Service through the church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion in Dodge Center.
Evelyn was a prize winning pie maker and great cook. She enjoyed bowling, gambling, especially scratch off tickets, playing cards and spending time with her family and friends. To the world she was our mother, but to her family and friends, she was our world.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Jeanette (Bill) Dostal of Alexandria, David (Sherry) Dostal of Meadow Lakes, Texas, Steven (Shelley) Dostal of Casa Grande, Arizona, Robert (LuAnn) Dostal of Madelia, Minnesota, Gary Dostal of Rochester, Pamela (Bobby) Runyon of St. Petersburg, Florida, Peggy (Bruce) Berndt of Rochester, Rebecca (Dave) Paulson of Blooming Prairie, Richard (Sue) Gransee of Cosmos, Minnesota, Marcia Gransee of Modesto, California, Leslie (Judy) Gransee of Lonsdale, Minnesota, Myron Gransee of Rice Lake, Wisconsin and Forrest (Paulette) Gransee of Sherman, Texas; 44 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren and 11 great, great-grandchildren.
Evelyn is also survived by her cherished daughter-in-law, Vicki (Rod) Jorgenson; sister, Mavis Atkinson of Pine Island; brothers, Donald (Arleen) Stafford of Mesa, Arizona, Claude (Muriel) Stafford of Dodge Center; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Hilliard and LeRoy Dostal; sons, Randall Hilliard, Wayne Dostal, TJ and Brent Gransee; daughters, Linda Newman, Pat Dostal and Linda Gransee; brothers, Kyle, Harold and Fred Stafford and sisters, Lucille Capretz, Janice Green and Arlene Erickson.
A memorial service was held Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Dodge Center United Methodist Church. Rev. Deb Miller offciated with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kasson. Arrangements were entrusted to Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes, 501 2nd Street SW, Dodge Center.
Blessed be her memory.