To all of Doreen’s loyal Blog friends

Doreen A. Auger

April 5, 1946 — August 29, 2022

Houston, MN

Doreen A. Auger, 76, of Houston, MN died on Monday, August 29, 2022, at her home with her family at her side.
Doreen Anne Svendsen was born on April 5, 1946, in St. Paul, MN to Wallace and Marian (Gappa) Svendsen. She was raised in St. Paul and was a graduate of Archbishop Murray High School in St. Paul. She attended the University of Minnesota for three years. On January 21, 1967, she was united in marriage with Tom Auger. She and Tom moved to rural Houston, MN in 1974. Doreen was a stay at home mom who was devoted to raising her two sons. She ran her own sewing business and worked at the Wedding Tree in La Crosse, WI. Doreen received her associate degree as a pharmacy technician from the University of Minnesota in Rochester. She worked as a pharmacy technician at Park View Pharmacy in Winona, MN for over ten years. Doreen and Tom spent their winters in Texas since 2015. Doreen loved her family dearly, and had a passionate relationship with God, quilting, music and motorcycles. She was a member of the Root River Community Church in Rushford, MN. 
She is survived by her husband, Tom; two sons: Michael “Mick” (Joella) Auger of Sparta, WI, and Brady (Tracy) Auger of Houston, MN; three grandchildren: Kayla, Andrew, and Aaron (Janelle); two great-grandchildren: Payten and Paige; and two brothers: Don and Craig.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
There will be a memorial service for Doreen at noon on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at the Root River Community Church in Rushford. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials directed to the Root River Community Church. 
Hoff Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Dad wanted me to post this since he couldn’t figure it out😂. Mom was diagnosed with cancer in May, so this was quick and unexpected. Dad will check back often for any responses but, unfortunately, you all must carry on in her memory. She absolutely loved sewing/quilting, and sharing her knowledge with anyone that showed interest, she is horribly missed.

Her youngest son, Brady


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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9 Responses to To all of Doreen’s loyal Blog friends

  1. karenfae says:

    I lost touch with Doreen several years ago we had come to know each other through blogging – I heard about her death through another blogger – my thoughts are with you all.

  2. jmass1018 says:

    I am so sorry to hear this and I do thank you for letting us know as I considered Doreen a friend. I enjoyed our ‘conversations’ about quilting and seeing/hearing what she was doing via the blog. I pray for her family at this difficult time; I know she loved you all dearly. I will hold her memory close to my heart as she was very special. ~Jeanne

  3. kathyreeves says:

    Tom, Brady and Family, Doreen was a very special lady, talented, loving and such a warrior for Christ. Praying for all of you as you grieve. Such a beautiful heart!

  4. Fiona Robinson says:

    My sincere condolences. I have enjoyed reading Doreen over the years and know her as a lovely and skilled person…. xx F (from Australia)

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Treadlemusic and I loved Doreen. I was honored to get to know her through the blog. I loved seeing how she transformed those vintage linens into works of quilted art. She will be missed, but never forgotten.

  6. I am so sorry to hear this! I live in Texas full time and I was always hoping to be able to connect with Doreen some winter when she was here.
    I learned so much from her beautiful work, and she was always so gracious in sharing all the details of how she accomplished her projects. I will miss her!

  7. Thank you for taking the time to post this and let us know. Your mom was a very talented, gracious woman. I enjoyed her enthusiasm for her craft, and her creativity in using those lovely heirloom embroideries. Peace and comfort to you, your dad, and the rest of your family. May God comfort you in the days to come.

  8. jennyklyon says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. Her blog was a blessing to me – always entertaining, instructive and just pleasant, as I imagine she was in real life. Thank you for letting us know.

  9. Thank you so much for letting us know. I will keep your family in prayer as you mourn the loss of wife, mom, grandmother, sister, friend, quilter and all of the beautiful ways we got to know Doreen.

    In Christ,

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