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Jeniva K. Djoseland (Hovdeness)

January 5, 1937 — November 15, 2019

Jeniva K. Djoseland (Hovdeness)

Jeniva K. (Hovdeness) Djoseland, 82 of Devils Lake, formerly of Tolna, ND passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at her home in the loving care of her daughter, family and Altru Hospice.

Jeniva Hovdeness, daughter of Julius and Jonette (Tufto) Hovdeness was born on January 5, 1937 in McVille, ND. She grew up and was educated in Tolna, graduating from Tolna High School with the class of 1954. Jeniva later continued her education at UND for 2 years where she received Library Training.

Shortly after graduating, Jeniva moved to Devils Lake and worked at the Great Northern Hotel Restaurant, Mayer Hotel and the S&L Store. For nearly 10 years, she worked as a Title One Aide and Library Aide at Sweetwater School, retiring in 1984.  She was at one time married to Joseph Huber.  

Jeniva was united in marriage to Ronald “Bummy” Djoseland in June of 1984 in Esmond, ND. They established their home on the farm in Broe Township, Benson County until moving to Minnewaukan in 1996. In May of 2011 they moved to Devils Lake. Ron passed away on November 15, 2011. 

Jeniva was an avid reader, enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles and created many beautiful embroidered works of art. She also enjoyed membership in the Eagles Auxiliary. 

Jeniva is survived by her loving family. Her daughters Shannon (Jim) Woolf, Thebes, IL, Kelly Jo Armentrout, Minnewaukan, ND and Sandra Huber, Pendleton, OR; ten grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; sister Helen (Lloyd) Bremer, St. Peter, MN; brother Gayle (Shirley) Hovdeness, Devils Lake; step children Lonnie (Doreen) Djoseland, Emerald, WI and Craig (Marcelle) Djoseland, Molalla, OR; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ron, son Richard Huber and sister Joann Funaiole.

Funeral Services for Jeniva are pending for May 2020.



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