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Alma Evelyn Doeksen — Eagan

Alma Evelyn Doeksen,90, of Eagan, died peacefully Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Lyngblomsten Care Center, St. Paul.

Alma was born in Pipestone, on Sept. 30, 1922, to Albert and Magna Thompson. As a young girl, she moved with her mother to Luverne, where she attended school, graduating from Luverne High School.On March 14, 1942, she married the love of her life, Peter Doeksen. While in Luverne, she enjoyed dedicated work as a Nursing Assistant at the Mary Jane Brown Home. In 1970, they moved to Eagan, where she lived until her passing.

She took pride in her home, family, and numerous dear friends.

Alma is survived by her six children, Donald Doeksen, of St. Paul, Patricia (Garlan) Hulbert, of Lewiston, Linda (Robert) Christensen, of Sioux Falls, S.D., Sharon Becker, of Sioux Falls, S.D., Diane (Kevin) Erickson, of Rochester, and Jodi (Gary) Messerich, of Eagan; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Bev (Duane) Johnson, of Tyler; and one brother, Marlin (Audrey) Thompson, of Sioux Falls, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter; parents; great-grandchild, Lynn Zimmer; her sister, Mabel Boland; and two brothers, Albert Thompson and George Carsrud.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Christ Lutheran Church, 1930 Diffley Road in Eagan.

Visitations will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Klecatskys & Son's Funeral Home, 1580 Century Point Road in Eagan, and one hour prior to the service at church. Interment to follow at Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Christ Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association.

Klecatsky & Son's Funeral Home - Eagan Chapel,1580 Century Point, Eagan, MN 55121. 651-454-9488. klecatskys.com