April 4, 1936-April 24, 2015

It is with heavy hearts, we regret to announce the passing of Doreen (Dodie) Krusel on April 24, 2015 in Vernon, after a courageous battle with PSP. She is survived by her loving husband Luther (Lou) and Son Bruce (Kristina), daughters, Brenda Hautaluoma (John), and Tracy Hayward (Ron). Dodie will be missed by her Grandchildren Arek, Kevan, April, Aubree, Chanel and Madison, Brother Ken, Sister Patty, as well as many other relatives and special friends. Dodie was passionate about her family, relatives and friends and everyone was always welcome to her home. Dodie was born in Virden, Manitoba and moved to Vernon in 1951 after her Father’s death in the war. After graduation, Dodie moved to Vancouver in the fall of 1954 and met Lou and a lifelong relationship began. Lou and Dodie were married on September 3rd, 1955 in Vernon and started their family in the lower mainland until returning to Vernon in 1971 for good. An irrepressible spirit, Dodie was always grounded in her community and roots in Vernon. Her infectious smile and welcoming attitude were loved by all and she will be missed by a great number of friends in the community.

Dodie was predeceased by her Father Frank, Mother Marion, Brothers Terry and Bob. The family would like to thank Dr. George Borchert and the caring staff at Heron Grove for their dedication over the past few years. She will be truly missed by all.

A celebration of Dodie’s life is to take place on May 30, 2015 at Peace Lutheran Church at 2:00 p.m., with a tea to follow. Donations to the BC Cancer Society or the North Okanagan Hospice Society in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155. Condolences may be offered at

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