Eunice Jane Dols

Byron Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, January 1, 1938
Date of Death:
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Age:
83 years old

Important Information:

A private family memorial Mass will be held for Eunice.  All family members attending will be required to wear a mask.

Byron Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, January 1, 1938
Date of Death:
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Age:
83 years old
Byron Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, January 1, 1938
Date of Death:
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Age:
83 years old

Eunice Jane Dols

Eunice Jane Dols, 83, of Byron, MN, died Thursday, February 4, 2021 at home.

Eunice was born January 1, 1938 in Rochester MN to Leo and Marie (Poellinger) Connelly.  She graduated from Lourdes High School.  On September 22, 1973 she married Alfred Dols.  They lived in Bloomington and Cottage Grove, MN until 1987 when Alfred was able to transfer to the Rochester office of the MN DNR and they built a home in Byron, MN returning to where she was born and raised to be closer to family she adored.  She was a proud homemaker and worked at St. Marys Hospital under Sr. Mary Brigh in the business office, as well as Assisi Heights for the Sisters of St. Francis.

After Eunice retired she enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and great nieces and nephews who brought joy to her life until her last days.

She is survived by her husband Al Dols of Byron; son John (Crystal) Dols of Spring Valley, MN; a sister Sr. Mary Lou Connelly of Rochester, MN; brother in Law Mel Brinkman of Rogers, MN; sister in law Mary Ann Dols of Bloomington MN; and brother in law Mark Dols of Rochester, MN; Grandchildren Eaen O’Byrne, Maddie O’Byrne, BriAnna Dols, Emmersen Dols; nieces and nephews Kathy (Dave) Cardinal of Hampton, MN; Mary Lynn (Darren) Overton of Kasson, MN; Karen (Tom) Besch of Kasson, MN; Steve Connelly of Byron, MN; Craig (Pam) Connelly of Byron, MN; Nancy Connelly of Rochester, MN; Mark (Adina) Connelly of Prior Lake, MN; Brian (Diana) Connelly of Byron, MN;  Patty (Curt) Capes of Clear Lake, MN Lisa (Shane) Dordal of Zimmerman, MN Danille Dols of Minneapolis, MN and nineteen great nieces and nephews.  She was proceeded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two sister in laws.

A private family funeral mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Byron in the near future.

Memorials are preferred to Seasons Hospice of Rochester, MN or Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Marys Poverello Fund.

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To Al and John We extend our sympathy to you both! Eunice was such a caring person always thinking of all those nieces and nephews. Our prayers go out to you all!

Today I got the e-mail notice from Bill Towey, our class "gate-keeper", that Eunice has passed. I remember her as a very sweet, kind person in our senior class of 83 persons. I didn't get to know her all that well; we all had our own groups of immediate friends that we hung out with on a regular basis, but we didn't have cliques and all seemed to get along very amiably. It is not a surprise that she worked with the nuns of St. Francis; she seemed to have high spiritual aspirations for herself. I, myself, became a Franciscan nun out of high school and attended all of our high school five or ten year reunions. However, I left the convent after 20 years and went to Japan for 26 years but still managed to keep up with tracking the class. I don't think we've lost even half of the class yet due to our parents' good constitutional genes. I hope that all of your remaining family members will keep her always in your prayers, as I will. I say Prayers for the Departed every single morning and will keep her remembrance forever there as long I myself live.  Anna

Dear Al and family,


Eunice was such  a dear woman of integrity! She was always interested in the  other and doing well for good of the bigger community.  She served as my administrative assistant  and perfection and timeliness were of utmost importance to her.  When she left she gave me a lap board  which has been my daily companion since the day she gave ti to me.  She was so sensitive to the needs of others.  I will be thinking of her every day  with Eunice's lap board! Blessings  to all of YOU!  S. Marlys

Al & family, We are keeping you all in our many thoughts & prayers during this time of loss & trusting that God will bring the gentle comfort & assurance you need.  With Sincere Sympathy, Carol & Joe

Eunice was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul.  Mary and Karen, I so enjoyed visiting with her and Al at your family events.  She was so loyal to you and your families.   She loved you all so much.  Even though this is always a very difficult time we know she is at peace with her Savior God bless your entire family


 


Diane Brogan 

Dear Al,


we wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your son. We are remembering Eunice as very friendly and warm person. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time of loss.


Sincerely


 Kurt and Karin 

Eunice was so kind and caring. I always enjoyed knowing she was so involved in caring for her nieces and nephews and their children too. Wishing you the very best Al and John. I’m so glad I know your family. May your many memories guide you toward peace.

My condolences to her dear husband and family. She had the sweetest smile and I could tell she was loved fiercely.  So sorry to hear of your families loss.

To the family:


Although I never met Eunice, she obviously was a great person and loved by many.  Darren has shared stories and times you spent with her.  Although this time is hard and one is never ready, Eunice is in a better place.


You all are better because she was in your lives and she was blessed to be in yours.


 


God bless,


Brian

To the family:


Although I never met Eunice, she obviously was a great person and loved by many.  Darren has shared stories and times you spent with her.  Although this time is hard and one is never ready, Eunice is in a better place.


You all are better because she was in your lives and she was blessed to be in yours.


 


God bless,


Brian

Such a lovely lady who will be greatly missed by many.  God’s peace be with you all. 
mary

My thoughts and prayers go especially to her husband Al and son John, her sister Sr. Mary Lou Connelly and to the entire family. 


I remember Eunice as such a kind lovely woman with a smile always on her face. She will be greatly missed by all.