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Cleone (Hoff) Doggett

Cleone (Hoff) Doggett

Dec. 21, 1926 ~ July 28, 2014

Cleone Marie (Hoff) Doggett, age 87, of Oakes, N.D. died July 28, 2014 at the Oakes Community Hospital, Oakes, N.D.

Cleone Marie Hoff was born December 21, 1926 in rural Marshall County, Minn.; the daughter of Clarence and Emma (Bergman) Hoff. She was baptized and confirmed at Elim Lutheran Church, Alvarado, Minn. She graduated from Alvarado High School and Moorhead State University.

In 1948, she married Axel Erickson at Alvarado, Minn. They lived at Elbow Lake and Norcross, Minn. until 1954 when they moved to Fargo, N.D. In 1959 they moved to Oakes, N.D.

Cleone married Darrell Doggett on December 24, 1970, and they resided in the Oakes area. She shared her love for music by teaching piano and organ lessons for over 60 years. Cleone was active in many roles at Grace Lutheran Church and loved to sing with the church choir, performing her last Easter Cantata at the age of 82. Cleone loved her family, family gatherings, trips to Fargo, Oslo and Aberdeen, a good game of monopoly and a cup of cappuccino. She will always be remembered for her strong Christian faith and compassion for others.

She is survived by her son, Daryl (Ethel) Erickson of Oakes, N.D., daughter, Becky (Jeff) LeDoux of Fargo, N.D.; stepchildren, Jeff (Teri) Doggett, Bismarck, N.D., Glenn (Teresa) Doggett, Oakes, N.D., Kenny (Julie) Doggett, West Fargo, N.D., and Sandy (Mark) Doggett Young, Ludden, N.D.; sister, Lola Gowan, Oslo, Minn., and brother, Arden Hoff, Oslo, Minn. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jenna (Zac) Ruzycki, Jessica (Ethan) Schnabel, Carley LeDoux, Erica (Mike Berry) Erickson, Joel (Emily) Erickson, Wendy Malmberg, Sadie Doggett, Jake Doggett, Calli Doggett, Jesse Doggett, Mary Doggett, Dusti Farley, Randi Farley; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband Darrell, son Douglas, sister Yvonne, parents and grandparents.

A celebration of Cleone's life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, Oakes, on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., with burial following at Oakes View Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 30th, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service starting at 7:00 p.m. at Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Oakes. On-line guestbook signing at