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Harriett Martha Doepel

December 25, 1926 –
 July 21, 2022

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Harriett Martha Doepel passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends and family, to be with
our lord and savior on July 21, 2022 at 95 years old.
Harriett is survived by her siblings, Ethelyn (Pete) and Sylvia; her children, Daniel and Darlene;
and her grandchildren, Taylor and Kayley. She is predeceased by her parents, Gustov Adolf
and Agnus Marie Kuske; her siblings, Wilmer, Eugene, Dorothy, Donald, and Luella (Ellie); and
her daughter Denise Ann Doepel.
Harriett was born on Christmas Day,  December 25, 1926,  in Owatonna, Minnesota.  Harriett
grew up in a strong Lutheran Christian home. Her father was a strict father and a farmer, while
her mother kept a lush garden. Harriett was the oldest of 8, and assumed responsibility as such.
She often mentioned how she needed to be an example for her siblings. Living through
hardships like the Great Depression was not easy, but the farm and garden kept good and
plentiful food on their table. Although money was tight, it was a priority to her parents to put
each and every one of their 8 children through college. Harriett found joy in the fact that she
came from a family of preachers and teachers, and she was no different. After college she
taught school in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It was there that she met her husband, and they
eventually moved to Dallas. In Dallas she brought three children into the world and taught piano
to over forty students at a time which kept her more than busy. She found herself divorced,
which was difficult and nearly unheard of in the 70’s. It was a blessing that she was able to own
and operate rental property while managing a dress store which provided a living for her and her
children as a single mother.
Harriett was a loving daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother. As aforementioned, she was
an avid Christian, involved in many church activities, of which she was also happy to be an
important part of the Single Adult Sunday School of Dallas where she was actively involved for
over forty years. She also joyously witnessed and sang The Lord’s praises every chance she
could. She was a passionate teacher and pianist. She spent every holiday with her family, and
she will be greatly missed.

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands

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