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Dolores Hoien

May 28, 2012
Estherville Daily News

ARMSTRONG - Funeral services for Dolores Hoien, 81, of Armstrong will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 30 at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong with Pastor Vance Toivonen officiating. Interment will be at Armstrong Grove Cemetery, Armstrong. She died Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., today, Tuesday at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Armstrong.

Dolores Anita (Olson) Hoien, the daughter of Henry and Clara (Nelson) Olson, was born Aug. 28, 1930, in Armstrong.

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Dolores Hoien

She received her education in the Armstrong schools and graduated from Armstrong High School. After graduating from high school Dolores attended Mankato Commercial College in Mankato, Minn.

On Oct. 20, 1950, Dolores was united in marriage to Dennis Hoien at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ringsted. The couple raised their family and made their home in Armstrong. Dolores was employed at KSUM Radio in Fairmont, Minn., Arts Way Manufacturing in Armstrong for five years, and then 1st Bank and Trust and Bank Midwest for 25 years until her retirement. Dennis died Nov. 9, 1998. In her leisure time Dolores enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting. Most importantly, Dolores enjoyed spending time with her family.

Dolores was an active member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong where she participated in the various ladies groups and circles. She also was a member of the Armstrong VFW Post Auxiliary, a volunteer at Valley Vue Care Center and the Heritage Museum in Armstrong.

Left to cherish Dolores memory are her son, Brian Hoien and his wife, Margaret of Anaheim, Calif.; daughter, Rebecca Sherack and her husband, Daniel of Armstrong; her four grandchildren, Matthew (Jill) Larsen, LeAnne (Nicholas) Praska, Aaron Hoien, Josie (Javier) Gonzales; step-grandchild, Kari Blom; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Melvin Olson of Armstrong; many nieces, nephews and cousins and Faith (Sorenson) (Manuel) Garcia whom Dolores and Dennis raised during her high school years.

Preceding Dolores in death were her husband; parents and brother, Russell.

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