Jeanette M. Hardekopf, age 83, of Parkers Prairie, died Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 27, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with Rev. Kirk Lee officiating. Music is provided by organist, Gloria Hollatz and vocalist, Dedra Zwieg. Burial is at Parkers Prairie Cemetery.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church.
Jeanette Marie Hardekopf was born March 20, 1931, to Mike and Mary Chovan in Minneapolis. Following her graduation from Roosevelt High School, she attended Fairview School of Nursing in Minneapolis. While doing her nursing internship at Fergus Falls State Hospital, she met Leonard Hardekopf. They were united in marriage February 3, 1951, in Minneapolis. Jeanette worked at the Parkers Prairie Hospital as a RN and Hospital Administrator for many years. Following the closing of the hospital, she worked at the Parkers Prairie Clinic until she retired, after working in nursing for over 50 years. Jeanette moved to the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck in 2011
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard in 2009; great-granddaughter, Hailey and brother, Robert Chovan.
Jeanette is survived by her son, Bill Hardekopf of Colorado Springs, Colorado; daughter, Cathy (Tim) Aslagson of Starbuck; brother-in-law, Marvin (Marlys) Hardekopf of Parkers Prairie; sister-in-law, Trudy Chovan of Minneapolis; three grandchildren, Adam, Amber and Becky; three step-grandchildren, Andy, Samantha and Jesse; five great-grandchildren, David, Madden, Jayna, Logan and Kael; two step-great-grandchildren, Matthew and Eli; cousins; nieces and nephews; and long-time family friend Mary (Rosario) Stevens.
Pallbearers are Andy Aslagson, Jesse Aslagson, Adam Goodman, Kelly Mesker, Gerald Freudenberg and LeRoy Nordlund. Honorary pallbearers are Gilmore and Joyce Jahnke, Lorraine Jahnke, Bruce Jahnke, Marvin and Marlys Hardekopf and Dennis Hardekopf.