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October 8, 1928-Dec. 7, 2021

MINNEOTA – Christian burial mass for Douglas “Teddy” Konold, 93, of Minneota will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitations will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. today, with prayer service at 7:00 p.m., at St. Edward’s Catholic Church. Interment with military honors will follow service at St. Edward’s Catholic Cemetery in Minneota. A recording of the service will be available at

Doug passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, surrounded by his family in palliative care at his residence in Minneota.

Douglas Charles Konold was born on October 8, 1928 in Minneota, to Floyd and Doris (Spanton) Konold. He grew up in Minneota and graduated from Minneota High School where he competed in baseball, basketball and football. Doug attended St. Cloud State University for two years on a basketball scholarship. He enlisted and served in the United States Army in Korea during the Korean War as a member of the 24th Infantry Division. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Minneota. On June 22, 1957, he married Jeannette Verhelst at St. Edward’s Catholic Church. Doug played for the Minneota Town Ball team at a young age. He also loved to play golf and was the club champion of the Countryside Golf Course. He owned and operated the Konold Oil Company for many years, where he was a familiar and friendly face at the station. Whether delivering bulk fuel, filling or servicing vehicles, he enjoyed spending time with his customers and many friends. Doug was also a volunteer firefighter. He was passionate about his family. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports, and the Minneota Vikings football team was his favorite. He was also a huge fan of the Minnesota Twins. Doug was a loving husband to his wife, Jeannette, and his caregiver in his later years. Doug suffered a stroke two months after Jeannette’s death and required 24-hour care himself.

He is survived by his children Chuck (and Chris) Konold of Minneota, Doris “Dodie” (and Gary) Derynck from Minneota, Janet (and Mark) Van Keulen from Minneota, Carol (and Jerry) Differding from Taunton, Michelle Guttormsson from Mesa, AZ, Rick (and Lona Rae) Konold from Minneota, Jon (and Meghan) Konold of Willmar, 20 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, sister Frances McDowell and many extended relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Jeannette, his daughters Barbie and Marcie, his grandson Christopher and his sister Illa.

Favorite memorials at St. Edward’s Catholic School or American American Legion Station 199 in Minneota.

Arrangements with

Horvath’s funeral

Minneota, Minnesota



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