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Published March 30, 2012, 10:19 AM

Marilyn Hagerty: Oldest Sioux hockey fan bows out quietly

She spent her last day watching and listening to the UND hockey team in playoffs in St. Paul Saturday. And the oldest hockey fan in Grand Forks left this world early Sunday morning.

By: Marilyn Hagerty, Grand Forks Herald, INFORUM

Too much had gone wrong with her body, and Virginia Kaloupek knew that death was near. She told her granddaughters she was pleased to have both a radio and television in her room at Altru Hospital.

She spent her last day watching and listening to the UND hockey team in playoffs in St. Paul Saturday. And the oldest hockey fan in Grand Forks left this world early Sunday morning.

She left orders that there would be no obituary. She didn’t say we couldn’t report on a gathering of the Valley Bridge Club Wednesday afternoon to remember her.

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