Monica Doll

January 10, 1925 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 96)


Monica Katherine (Vorderbruggen) Doll, 96, was called home to be with her Heavenly Father on September 28, 2021 due to natural causes.

Monica was born January 10, 1925 to William and Marie (Weniger) Vorderbruggen in Bluffton, MN. She was the eldest of nine children. Monica attended both Bluffton and Wadena MN schools.

Monica married Donald C. Doll on July 9, 1946 in Bluffton, MN. They were blessed with five children.

In 1953, they moved to Havre, MT where Monica worked at Buttrey’s clothing store. They moved to Missoula, MT in 1963, where she worked at JC Penney’s and Buttrey’s Suburban for many years. In 1979, Monica completed courses in Travel Agency and worked for Wide World of Travel.

Monica enjoyed being involved with her church, family and friends. She enjoyed various crafts, woodworking, art, fishing, and traveling. She was a master at gardening and canning produce.

On June 11, 1994, Monica professed her permanent commitment into the Secular Franciscan Order S.F.O. in Havre, MT.

Preceding Monica in death was her husband Donald C. Doll, her parents William and Marie Vorderbruggen, brothers Harold, Claude, and Nestor Vorderbruggen and great grandson Rylan Zuelke.

Monica is survived by sons Chris and Keith (Bonnie) Doll of Havre, daughters Carol Ann Miller of Coos Bay, OR, Judy (Patrick) Yancey of Tallahassee, FL and Michelle (Thomas) Hitchcock of Missoula, MT.

Sisters Dorothy Rand of Wayzata, MN, Pat Schmith of Brainerd, MN and Darlene (Bob) Cuddegan of Minneapolis, MN. Brothers Joe Vorderbruggen of Plymouth, MN and Bill (Pat) Vorderbruggen of Denton, TX.

Monica is survived by thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be held for Donald and Monica Doll at St. John The Baptist Catholic church in Bluffton, MN on a later date. 

A Memorial service will be held at St. Judes Catholic church in Havre on a later date as well.


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