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Donavon W. Dehn

November 3, 1941 — June 2, 2013

Donavon W. Dehn, 71, of Hatton, ND died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at his home in Hatton. Donavon was born on November 3, 1941 in Grand Forks, ND, the son of Marvin and Lavina (Coy) Dehn. He attended grade school at St. Michael’s and graduated from St. Jame’s High School in Grand Forks and finished his schooling in Wahpeton, ND. He married Diane Flom and the couple lived in Grand Forks. Donavon worked at Northern States Power for over 38 years, retiring in 2000. On August 26, 1988 Donavon married Ellen “Ellie” Hennessy in Crookston, MN and the couple resided in Grand Forks. They moved to Wyoming in 2000 and later to Hatton in 2006, where they have resided since. Donavon was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton. In his younger years, he was a renowned softball pitcher and in 2000 was inducted into the North Dakota Softball Hall of Fame. He was an avid golfer throughout his life. He also found time to bowl. Donavon liked to hunt and fish and in the last couple of years, he acquired an appreciation for gardening. Donavon is survived by his wife: Ellen “Ellie” of Hatton, ND; 2 daughters: Danyelle (Jose) Ramerez of Irving, TX and Darcy (Duane) Edel of Hendersonville, TN; one son: Donavon (April) Dehn of San Angelo, TX; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter; one sister: Darlene (Dwight) Collins of San Clemente, CA and one brother: Richard (Barb) Dehn of Ann Arbor, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Memorial Service: 1:00 PM Friday, June 7, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton, ND with a visitation one hour prior to the service.
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