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Eleanor J. Dornquast, age 88, of Owatonna died on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Cedarview Care Center.

Private graveside services will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.

Eleanor, the daughter of Julius and Agatha (Hartle) Wurst was born on May 4, 1923 in Steele County. She graduated from Owatonna High School in 1941 and was formerly employed by Jostens of Owatonna. She married George Dornquast on June 18, 1941.

She is survived locally by one nephew, Steven Dornquast and family of Owatonna; and other relatives and friends.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, George.

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Name: John & Arlette Hogan
Email: jonlet9394@sbcglobal.net
Date: Wednesday January 25, 2012


Dear relatives of George & Eleanor........Our sympathy to all of you.......Years ago we lived down the Dane Road and Geo. & Eleanor were close neighbors........After we moved to California we got to see Geo & Eleanor at different places but most of all at the Owatonna Steele County Fair & at there places called home.....alway's good for a good chat......now they will be together again and we will all see them some day again.......Blessings & Sympathy .....John & Arlette

Name: Marvin Betlach Family
Date: Tuesday January 24, 2012


Our Sympathy goes out to Eleanor's family. I will never forget the times when George & Eleanor would come out to the farm and visit in rural Blooming Prairie. My mom Marjorie Betlach and George used to work together at Josten's in the forties. They used to start telling stories and it would never quit. In 1968 I bought my first car from George. It was a 1955 Studebaker Commander. It was a good car and I remember George telling me always used Texaco oil and nothing else. He was always great to talk to and he and Eleanor would always know you when they met you in Owatonna or at the steele county fair. We will always have fond memories of the Dornquast's. Blessed be the memories Marvin Betlach Family

Name: Terry Schneider
Email: terry.schneider@bhshealth.org
Date: Monday January 23, 2012


Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Eleanor. We will miss her!

Name: Sue Hancock
Email: sue.hancock@bhshealth.org
Date: Monday January 23, 2012


I am so sorry about Eleanor. Dori Steinbauer had a great 1-1 on Thursday last week. She was reading to her. She will be missed. My Sympathy to all of the family. Sue Hancock