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Elda L. Hatten

August 12, 1932 — October 5, 2020

Elda L. Hatten

Elda Hatten, 88 of Devils Lake ND passed away on Monday evening, October 5, 2020 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks ND.

Funeral Services for Elda will be on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Reuben Schnaidt officiating.

Visitation will be on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  and continue on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Elda L. Kramer was born on August 12, 1932, to Edward and Fredericka (Rothfusz) Kramer in Lehr, ND.  She attended school in Ashley, ND and graduated with the class of 1950.  Elda attended Valley City Mercy School of Nursing and received her nursing certificate in August of 1953.  She took her state board examination in November, 1953 and received her Register Nurse certificate in November, 1953. 

While in training at Devils Lake Mercy Hospital she met and later married Larry Hatten while he was on active duty with the US Air Force in Denver, Colorado.  While Larry was stationed in Denver she began her nursing career with the surgical department of Mercy Hospital in Denver.  After two years in Denver they moved back to Devils Lake.  Elda started her long, dedicated nursing career back at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, followed by the Lake Region Lutheran Home.  When the children were in school, she started her long career with the Lake Region Clinic retiring in 1995.

Elda was a long time participating member of St Olaf Lutheran Church in Devils Lake.  She was a Sunday School teacher and was an active Faith and Care member.

Elda enjoyed reading, embroidering, and attending all children and grandchildren's school events.

At the time of her death Elda was a resident of Eventide Devils Lake Care Center.

GRATEFUL FOR HAVING SHARED ELDA'S LIFE:  Husband Larry Hatten; Daughters Kimberly Hatten and Cindy and her husband Gary Axtman; Son Bob and his wife Sheri Hatten; Grandchildren Stephanie and her husband Steven Thulien, Danica Axtman and Kendal Hatten; Sisters Joyce and her husband Don Little and Inez Kelley; several nieces and nephews. 

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY her parents, brother Delmar Kramer, sister and brother-in-law Verna and Reuben Kappes, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Severence Kelley, Eileen and Gordon Fugle and Irma and Duane Carter. 



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Past Services

Gathering of family and friends

Thursday, October 8, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 9, 2020

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