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Darlene Hovland

Darlene Hovland

Nov. 10, 1931-March 19, 2013

Darlene Hovland, 81, passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by her family, on March 19, 2013, in Gold Canyon, Ariz.

She was born to Selma (Kloster) and Henry Hanson on November 10, 1931 in Northwood, N.D. She graduated from Northwood High School and was then employed by the First National Bank of St. Paul.

Darlene married her husband of 63 years, Harvey Hovland, on March 25, 1950. They farmed in the Northwood area for over 40 years before retiring to Detroit Lakes and Surprize, Ariz.

Darlene was very active in Ebenezer Lutheran Church and other community organizations. She only saw the good in others, and everyone she met was welcomed with a smile. Darlene lived a rich and full life, centered around her family, and enjoyed golf, pottery, word puzzles and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving Darlene are her husband, Harvey; four children, Jackie (Bill) DeMars, Valerie Anderson, Kevin (Dawn) Hovland and Beth (Bryan) Wetzel; eight grandchildren, Tami, Misty, Alden, Robert, Madison, Aaron, Katie and Brittany; and six great grandchildren, Rachel, Taylor, Halle, Brock, Sennett and Zenon.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Henry and Selma; brothers, Marvin, Harlan and Duane; and sister, Marlys Fransen.

Celebration of life and memorial services will be held in Northwood and Detroit Lakes over the Memorial Day weekend.