August 27, 1928 - August 7, 2014


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Doris M. Kavanaugh, age 85, of St. Cloud who passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at her home. Reverend Aaron Nett will officiate. Burial will take place at 11:00 on Tuesday at St. James Parish Cemetery in Maine, Minnesota.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the church.

Doris was born on August 27, 1928 in Donnelly, Minnesota to Bert and Esther (Olson) Pederson. She married Gerald V. Kavanaugh on June 18, 1949 in Murdock. Doris owned and operated the Corner Store on Ottertail Lake as well as working at Talahi Care Center, Shopko, and volunteering at the St. Cloud Hospital.

She enjoyed camping, the outdoors, cooking, baking and was well known for her chocolate chip cookies. Doris’s greatest love was her family.

She is survived by her children, Rodney (Orenda) of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Debbie Kavanaugh of St. Cloud, Kevin of Minneapolis; daughter-in-law, Donna; grandchildren, Derek, Tyler, Janel, Heather, Kirstin, Meagan, Nicholaus; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Eugene (Helen Mae) of Braham; many nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1982; son, Phil; and brother, Ken.

A Special Thank You to the Staff at St. Cloud Hospital Hospice for the exceptional care given to Doris during her illness.