Doroles Haaland

Doroles Mary Sullivan

Haaland, 92, Minot, died

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, in

a nursing care facility in

Minot, holding the hand

of her first-born daughter.

Doroles was born Nov.

2, 1923, in Mayland

Township of Ward Coun-

ty, near Carpio, to Martin

and Barbara (Watne) Sul-

livan, the first of three

daughters. She was

reared on the family farm

near Carpio and in Ken-

mare. She attended

school in Carpio and

Kenmare. She graduated

from Carpio High School

in 1940 Summa Cum

Laude, attended Minot

State Teacher’s College,

and graduated from the

Trinity School of Nursing

in 1945, fulfilling her

childhood dream of be-

coming a registered


Doroles married Olaf

Haaland Oct. 25, 1945, in

Carpio. They made their

home in Minot where she

was employed as a nurse

at Trinity Hospital as

well as at Northwest

Clinic. During her time at

Trinity, Doroles served as

night supervisor in the

Pediatrics Department,

Emergency Room and the

Med/Surgical floor. When

her husband was elected

Ward County sheriff in

1956, her new role was

deputized matron of the

Ward County Jail. For six

consecutive terms (22

years) she cooked and

served three meals a day

to the inmates. After re-

tirement from public ser-

vice, Doroles and Olaf

moved to Salem, Ore.,

where in 1979 at the age

of 56, she resumed her

nursing profession. Dor-

oles returned to Minot in

October 2002, where she

lived for the remainder of

her life.

Doroles was a lifelong

student of the Bible and a

fearless disciple for

Christ. She was a mem-

ber of Zion Lutheran

Church in Minot and Our

Savior’s Lutheran Church

in Salem. She served on

both church councils.

She was a member of the

Mouse River District

Nurses, North Dakota

Peace Officers Associa-

tion, Sons of Norway,

and served on the N.D.

Board of Nursing. She

was involved in com-

munity through PTA,

Girl Scouts, Operation

Prognosis, AFS (Foreign

Exchange Student Pro-

gram), Kurdish Refugee

Resettlement and count-

less other endeavors. In

her free time she enjoyed

knitting, crocheting, read-

ing and crossword puz-


Doroles had an abun-

dance of curiosity and a

beautiful mind.

Doroles is survived by:

three of her four children,

Jane (Craig) Nelson, Mi-

not, Julie (Ron) Johnson,

San Diego, and Joan

(Paul) Paddock, McMinn-

ville, Ore.; her only

daughter-in-law, Lynnette

Haaland, Minot; grand-

children, Keri (Shaun)

Sipma, Cory (Danielle)

Nelson, Sedona (James)

Reynolds, Dakota John-

son, Blair (Jaime) Haa-

land, Brian (Heather) Haa-

land, Kristy (Joel) Stugel-

meyer, John Martin and

Helen Paddock; 19 great-

grandchildren; and her

sister, Helen Haaland.

She is also survived by

many nieces and neph-


Doroles was preceded

in death by: her parents;

husband; brothers-in-law,

Martin Haaland and Gir-

dell Patterson; sister,

Fern Patterson; and son,

John Olaf Haaland.

Celebration of the Life

of Doroles Haaland: 11

a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, in

Zion Lutheran Church,


Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: noon to 4

p.m. Sunday in Thomas

Family Funeral Home,


Memorials are pre-

ferred to: the Zion Luth-

eran Church Building

Fund or Trinity Hospital

Foundation, both Minot.

Those wishing to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share memories and

condolences are invited

to use the expressions of

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