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Doris B. Hitchen

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Doris B. Hitchen

Doris B. Hitchen, 84, Moorhead, MN, died peacefully at home with her loving family on May 31, 2014.

Doris Artamenko was born on March 20, 1930, in Fargo, ND, to Michael and Meta (Lemke) Artamenko. She grew up and attended school in Fargo.

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Doris married William Hitchen on July 4, 1947, and they traveled the world while he served in the U.S. Army. Following his service, they returned to Fargo for a brief time before moving to Crookston, MN. In 1971 they moved to Moorhead where they lived since. Doris was a homemaker for many years and later worked at Eventide for seventeen years.

Doris loved the Minnesota Twins, gardening, music, camping and family, (including planning menus for them).

William died on December 20, 2011.

Doris is survived by her son, Mike (Loretta) Hitchen, Fertile, MN; daughters Doris Pankonin, East Grand Forks, MN, Linda (Tom) Kempel, Barnesville, MN, Cindy (Al) Neisen, Moorhead, MN, Mary Faus, Moorhead, MN, Lori (Ron) Bellemare, Moorhead, MN, Jodi Lein (Bert Kvamme), Dilworth, MN; nineteen grandchildren Chad, Stacy, Matthew, Bill, Wayne, Katie, Karla, Jamie, Joey, Lisa, Michelle, Mike, Christina, Brian, Aron, Brenna, Casey, Jenny and Jason; twenty-nine sweet great-grandchildren; brothers Jack (Dixie) Artamenko, Colorado Springs, CO, Sam (Polly) Artamenko, Granby, Missouri; sisters Patsy Jansen, Minneapolis, MN, Gail (Jack) Sjurseth, Coon Rapids, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Robert and William Artamenko, sisters Nancy Jansen and Joyce Morris, son-in-law Rick Born.

Visitation: Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

Funeral: Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 1:30 P.M. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead, with visitation one hour before.

Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, ND.

Video tribute and online guestbook at www.wrightfuneral.com

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