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Jean Hopman

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April 18, 1933-Aug. 17, 2011

Jean M. Hopman, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at her home.

Jean was born the daughter of Ole and Evelyn (Johnston) Dahl on April 18, 1933 in Devils Lake, N.D. She was raised in rural Michigan, N.D., and attended country school, where her mother, Evelyn was also the teacher.

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Jean graduated from Michigan High School in 1951. After high school she attended Aakers Business College in Grand Forks and after graduating in 1952, she became a secretary at ASC in Grand Forks for six years.

Jean was united in marriage to Dennis Hopman on August 6, 1956 at St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church in Michigan. They made their home in Mayville, N.D., while Dennis was attended Mayville State College. They later moved to Esmond, N.D., for eight years and then to Moorhead for six years, before moving to Detroit Lakes in 1971.

Jean's family was the most important part of her life. She loved to plan and host all the family gatherings. Jean also treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling with Dennis, which they did often during their retirement years. Jean also enjoyed ceramics, sewing, gardening, golf, snowmobiling and boating.

Surviving Jean are her husband of 55 years, Dennis Hopman of Detroit Lakes; children, Kim (Brad) Johnson of Prior Lake, Minn., Kent Hopman of Detroit Lakes and Denise (Eric) Musland of LaMoure, N.D.; two grandchildren, Molly and Max Musland; one brother, Dennis (Millie) Dahl of Thief River Falls, Minn.; two sisters, Jacqueline Hopman of Detroit Lakes and Shirley (Albert) Binfet of Elgin, N.D.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding Jean in death were her parents; brother, James Dahl; and brother-in-law, Pat Hopman.

Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

West-Kjos Funeral Home is providing arrangements. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.

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