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Dawn LaVonne (Sorenson) Runden

April 19, 1931 ~ April 2, 2018 (age 86)

Funeral services for Dawn L. Runden will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the First Lutheran Church, Albert Lea.  Pastor Sean Forde will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4 – 6 PM on Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and again one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery.

Dawn passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, April 2, 2018.  She was 86 years old.

Dawn LaVonne (Sorenson) Runden was born on April 19, 1931 in Albert Lea to Carl and Mabel Sorenson.  She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church of Albert Lea.  She graduated from Albert Lea High School.  On October 18, 1958, she married Harold Runden at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Dawn was a member of First Lutheran Church of Albert Lea, serving on the Caring and Sharing Group for many years.  She worked at and would retire from Farmstead, where she was a night Billing Clerk.  Dawn enjoyed working in her flower garden, where she would meticulously take care of her plants and flowers.  Dawn was an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan.  She also enjoyed morning coffee outings with her family. 

Dawn is survived by her husband of 59 years, Harold Runden; daughter, Mary Runden; brother, Herbert (Caroline) Sorenson; sister, Charlotte Vinge; sister in-law, Phyllis Sorenson; nieces and nephews, Mark, Larry, Steve, Julie (Joe), Gary (Loel) Cindy, Gary, Steve (Julie), Cheryl (Rick), Randy, David (Patti) and Diane (Jim).

She is preceded in death by both parents, Carl and Mabel Sorenson; mother and father in-law, Henry and Hannah Runden; brothers, Le Moyne (Lorraine) Sorenson and Roger Sorenson, brother in-law, Duane Vinge; and sisters in-law, Marvel (Clayton) Severtson, Charlotte (Clifford) Bye, and Louise (Orrin) Bye; and nieces, Diane and Jane.

Blessed be her memory.

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