Doris Sweningson

Jul 21, 1929 - May 02, 2019


Doris Irene (Hoppe) Sweningson, 89 of Winona and formerly of Utica died Thursday, May 2, 2019 at St. Anne Extended Healthcare. Doris was born July 21, 1929 to Walter E. and Olga (Nuthak) Hoppe on a farm in Mt. Vernon township, Winona County. When she was 3, they moved to Norton township and she...


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May 12


Sunday, May 12, 2019
2:00 pm

Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service - St. Charles

519 St. Martin Avenue
St. Charles, Minnesota 55972

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Doris Sweningson

July 21, 1929 - May 02, 2019

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Bonnie Engrav Boettcher May 12, 2019

I hadn't seen Doris for over 20 years. What i remember about her is her smile and kindness. We would go to visit her out on the farm where all the kids were growing up. I did not know she was in St. Annes or would have gone to see her. She was loved by all. I am sure she will be missed by all. Bonnie Boettcher

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Sandra Grenell May 9, 2019

My life is truly enriched by having known sweet and loving Doris. She greeted me warmly when I became the elementary principal in Lewiston/Altura. She was to be my secretary, but became so much more. She was loyal and protecting at all times. It used to make me smile when I was getting ready to go to Altura. In the winter, Doris would follow me to the front door and button my coat, as I seldom did. She would carry the mail bucket to the car as if I wasn't strong enough to. Even though Doris was delicate and looked fragile, she had the strength of a "mother bear". I learned a great deal from my sweet Doris. We became close friends and our friendship went far beyond my few years in Lewiston/Altura. It was always special to spend time with Doris and Orvin at Christmas time. She was the best hostess and always made us (the whole family) feel welcome. I truly miss her and will love her forever. I have never know anyone more kind, more loving or more gentle than Doris. Truly she was an angel on earth. I am so proud to have called her my friend. Sandra Grenell

Pug and Frank Murphy May 6, 2019

Oh my! Where does one start!!!! We are so saddened to here of the loss our lovely friend, Doris.❤️
Doris held the Lewiston Elementary School together from the day she entered. She was everyone’s salvation!!! We all loved her with all our hearts!!! ........ not only the staff but all the students, as well!!! Can’t remember how many years she was CEO😍, but just think how many lives she touched!!!! We all have such wonderful memories of Doris...... too many to even mention! One of the best might be her infectious laugh!! Gosh we all loved that women!!! Now we all need to take all of our memories of Doris, tuck them deeply within our hearts, and she will always be with us! How could we not remember her forever!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sweningson

Jana Kalmes-Ruhoff May 6, 2019

CandleDoris was one of the most caring, patient, and happiness person I have ever known. RIP sweet Doris❤️

Kristen Herrick May 6, 2019

Jeff Jackie & Family -

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.

Gary and Marlys Mills May 6, 2019

Doris was caring, kind and always had a wonderful smile. She loved both students and staff and was so easy to work with. She took pride in her work and her wonderful family. She will be missed.
Gary and Marlys Mills

Gloria Roy May 4, 2019

Doris will be missed dearly. My heart is sad and it goes out to her family. She was an amazing woman. She remained me of her mother, my Grandmother. She always had a warming smile and hugs to no end. I will miss our times together but greatful for what was given. God's mercy is beautiful for he taught us Love and forgiveness.
One day we will meet again in His Kingdom where we can sing and dance together. Until then she will be in my heart keeping me warm with her smile and hugs. I love you Aunt Doris for today you rest in peace until we meet again.
Love Gloria

Carol Gohman May 3, 2019

My deepest sympathies. She was such a sweetheart. I enjoyed seeing her and talking with her when my daughter went to grade school.

Mer thoen May 3, 2019

Always so kind to everyone ...always greeting with a loving smile. Doris always had a positive attitude that brightened everyone's day. We teachers and the children loved her. Rest in Peace, Dear Sweet Lady.
Mer & Mary Thoen

Micole Crowson May 3, 2019

Such a beautiful lady! It was my pleasure to take care of her! Us Utica girls had to stick together. Will miss her very much and her kindness. Goodbye my Viking fan! May you RIP. Love, Micole, LPN

Cindy Evans May 3, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Doris was such a sweet and kind lady. I such great memories of us kids walking down to play ball at your farm. Cindy Fabian Evans

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