Dorothy Vadnais


Dorothy H. Vadnais, age 84 of Cloquet, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. She was born November 16, 1937, in Cloquet, the daughter of David and Marion (Rowe) Hansen. Dorothy graduated from Cloquet High School in 1955 and was united in marriage to Charles Vadnais on June 9, 1956. She worked as a bus driver for Kottkes Bus Co. in Andover, MN for 25 years.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, David, George, Donald, and John; sisters, Ann, Irene, and Shirley; brothers in law, Roger Vadnais, James Christopherson, and Jeff Johnson. She is survived by her husband, Charles; son, Gregory (Millie) Vadnais; daughter, Terri (Rich) Karkula; grandchildren, Janel (Tom), Kristin, Michael, Nadine, and Amber (Josh); great-grandchildren, Justin, Caitlin (Lars), Hannah, Brody, Emily, Noah, Olivia, and Vera; her in laws, Robert and Janice Vadnais, Bev Vadnais, Bonnie Christopherson, and JoAnn Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life for Dorothy will be Saturday, June 4, 2022, with a visitation starting at 2:00 p.m. and a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet, followed with a luncheon in the fellowship room. Inurnment will be at Oneota Cemetery.

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