Harriett Letnes

harriett letnes
Harriett passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home at the age of 94, surrounded by her family. Harriett was born on October 25, 1922, in Bloomfield Township, near Hillsboro to Andrew and Sina (Leiren) Wilson.  Harriett was united in marriage to Harold   Letnes on January 16, 1942. They made their home in Hillsboro where they farmed. She is survived by her daughters, Sandy (Fred) Johnson, Deb Kritzberger, Rebecca (Tom) Bryl, Judy Tweten; a son, Tryg Letnes; a son-in-law, Bob Kunze; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings; husband, Harold; daughter, Corrine Kunze; infant   daughter, Donna; sons-in-law Ken Fossum, and Lynn Kritzberger; grandson, Mark Fossum; and great-granddaughter, Sophia Fossum. Harriett’s family would like to especially thank the doctor, nurses, and staff of the Hillsboro Medical Center and Long Term Care for their kind and tender care during her stay. They were more than caregivers; they were her friends.        

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  1. I remember Harriet as being a woman full of life and interested in many things. She always was so proud of her family. She was always kind to me. My deepest sympathy to you all. God bless you with wonderful memories of Harriet.

  2. So sorry yo hear of the loss of aunt Harriett 😔 Sending our condolences and deepest sympathy to all. Antoinette, John and family and Scott Forde

  3. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Harriet. Please accept my sincere sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jerry Wright Family (Joanne, Pam, James, Rick)

  5. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Harriet was a kind, caring person who never seemed to mind when we stopped over after school!

  6. So sorry for the loss of your family member . I remember Harriet coming in the store all the time and waiting on her I just loved her she was a sweet person inside and out I’m sure she’ll be very much missed.

  7. God bless sweet Grandma Harriett! Some of my best memories of her and Grandpa Harold will always be at Leech Lake. The camper always felt like home and the fish was always good! I will continue to hold you close in thought and prayer! 🙏🏻❤

  8. Our sympathies to the family. We didn’t know Harriet well but we know she raised a kind and thoughtful family who will continue to shine her light through the goodness and faith that she taught them! Our prayers are with you all.

  9. Our sincere condolences to one of our favorite Hillsboro families. What we remember most about Harriet was her kindness and her beautiful smile.

  10. May God Bless the memory of Harriet Letnes. She was a lucky person to have such a beautiful family!

  11. I had a chat with Ryan today, and he notified me of Harriet’s passing.I just wanted to extend my condolences to the family. Becca and I were classmates and cheerleaders together, and she and Tom lived on the same farmstead that I grew up on. To this day, Ryan farms the small piece of land passed down to me by my father, so there is a long connection with the family. I’m thinking of youall of you, and I will be praying for you during this time of transition. God bless you all,

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