Esther Dove

June 5,1942-Dec.22, 2017

Esther Dove, 75, Minot,

ND, went home after a

brave fight to be with her

Lord and Savior on De-

cember 22, 2017. Born

June 5,1942 in Rugby, ND

to Jacob and Christine

(Krenzel) Schaan, Esther

graduated from Notre

Dame Academy (Willow

City) and then St. Joseph’s

School of Nursing, after

which she worked loving-ly as a nurse in Williston

and Minot.

Esther’s greatest joy was

her family. Encouraged by

her faith, family and

friends, she worked hard

to raise her four girls. It

mattered not whether it

was her children,

grandchildren, husband,

nieces, nephews, siblings

or beyond; family meant

everything to her. Esther

lived to serve others, and

will be remembered for

her generosity and self-


Surviving family in-


Husband, Glendon

Dove, Minot; children,

Natalie (Kevin) Ploof,

Minot, Charissa (Mike)

Hamm, Minot, Stefanie

(John) Ridout, Dallas

Center, IA and Gabrielle

Dove, Minot; grandchil-

dren, Cristian Norton, Ian

(Brandi) Howard, Jordyn

Norton, Jacob Howard,

Victoria Ploof, Abigail Ho-

ward, Bethany Ploof, Ire-

land (Tristan) Erwin,

Adrianna Elkin, Jonah Ho-

ward, Noah Ploof, Morgan

Dove, Isabella Howard

and Noelle Ploof;

great-grandchildren, Con-

nor Doerr, Thea Howard,

Ella Erwin and Andrew

Howard; 8 siblings; step-

children, Larry (Dawn)

Dove, Donna Weiss and

Susan (Mike) Bozine; and

numerous step- grandchil-dren and


Esther was preceded in

death by: her parents;

stepson, Richard Dove;

and her siblings, Peter,

Gerald, Veronica and

Cecilia Schaan.

Memorial Mass of

Christian Burial: Tues-

day, January 2, 2018, at

10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of

Grace CatholicChurch,

Minot, ND.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,


Visitation: Monday

from 3 to 5 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot, ND.

Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, memorials are


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