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Dolores (Ziegler) Hovdestad

Dolores (Ziegler) Hovdestad, 73, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., passed away on May 31, 2007, in Moorhead, Minn., from complications following a fall. She was born Nov. 8, 1933, in Cloquet, Minn., to Ramona (McConnell) Ziegler and Walter Ziegler. Dol...

Dolores (Ziegler) Hovdestad, 73, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., passed away on May 31, 2007, in Moorhead, Minn., from complications following a fall.

She was born Nov. 8, 1933, in Cloquet, Minn., to Ramona (McConnell) Ziegler and Walter Ziegler.

Dolores grew up in Superior, where she attended Cathedral School. She was blessed with a beautiful voice and was very active in local musical events. She graduated in 1952 and went on to Viterbo College in La Crosse, where she became a nun and received a bachelor's degree in music. She taught in Wisconsin until 1966 at which time she left the convent.

Dolores moved to California, where she met her husband, Harold. They were married in 1968 and celebrated their 39th anniversary in April.

Dolores taught school in California for 38 years. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education at the University of Riverside, Calif. and a master's degree in counseling from the University of Redlands, Calif. While attending Redlands University she had the privilege, in 1989, to sing with their choir at Carnegie Hall. Dolores retired in 1993, but always missed teaching.

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Dolores loved teaching, traveling, reading, working crosswords puzzles, but most of all she loved children. She was so much fun to be with because she got so much enjoyment out of every little thing. Dolores, with her beautiful smile, will be greatly missed.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents and her younger sister, Doris.

She is survived by two brothers, Charles Ziegler, Duluth, and Lawrence (Peg) Dahlgren, Sunshine, Fla.; four sisters, Charlene (James) Stariha, Superior, Ramona Moen, Proctor, Andrea (David) Johnson, Superior, and Helen (Gene) Fye, Martiniz, Ga.; her dear friend, Alyce Papin, San Bernardino, Calif.; two aunts; one uncle; and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring Dolores' wishes, there will be no service.

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