EAGLE GROVE – Dorothy Marie (Coddington) Kvale, the daughter of Burdette and Francis (Maier) Coddington, was born on September 10, 1928, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. She was raised in Eagle Grove and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School. She was baptized and confirmed in the church.

On October 4, 1946, Dorothy was united in marriage to Kenneth Kvale. Together they farmed and raised livestock. Dorothy loved playing the piano, gardening and entertaining. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren. Dorothy took great pleasure in making and giving May Baskets to family and friends.

Dorothy was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Dorothy passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014, at the Marian Home in Fort Dodge, at the age of 85 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth and siblings: Clara Smith, Eugene Kist, Leonard Kist and Charles Kist.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Marcia Dach and husband Brad of Lexington, NC; son, James Kvale and wife Nicky of Goldfield; five grandchildren: Casey Kvale of New Orleans, LA, Jacob Kvale of Renwick, Andrea Reisma of Garner, Stacee Lundstrom of Finley, ND and Lora Petersen of Danbury, CT; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove with Father Nils Hernandez officiating. On Friday, a Rosary and Vigil Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. and visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family