Dorothy Irene Cronquist

Dorothy Irene Cronquist, age 103, of Webster, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at the United Pioneer Home in Luck.

Dorothy was born on Jan. 16, 1916, in Minneapolis, Minn., to parents, Irene (Stotesberry) and Clifford Bradley. The eldest of three children, Dorothy graduated from West High School in Minneapolis in 1934.

In her younger years, Dorothy loved to travel. She also enjoyed playing cards and was a marvelous cook.

Preceding her in death are her husbands, John Spencer, Doug Clift and Emile Cronquist; brother, Clifford (Ann) Bradley Jr.; sister, Betty (Ambrose) Mamer; beloved son, William “Bill” Spencer; and dearly loved grandson, Wayne Okins.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Suzanne (Carl) Newberger; daughter-in-law, LaVonne Spencer; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Per Dorothy’s wishes, no formal services will be held.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster. Online condolences may be expressed at