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Eileen Verant

August 19, 1928 — December 7, 2021

Eileen Pearl (Holmen) Verant

Eileen P. Verant, age 93 of Hibbing, MN, passed away on December 7, 2021 at the Rising Sun
Vista in Hibbing. She was born in Thief River Falls, MN on August 19, 1928 to Oliver and
Annie (Schie) Holmen. Eileen grew up in the Thief River Falls area and attended high school
there. Eventually, she moved to Hibbing for work and started at Montgomery Wards as the
catalog manager. She worked there about 20 years and then went on to be an office
manager for JCPenney until her retirement. She married the love of her life, Gary Verant on
July 10, 1954 in Hibbing and they celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in July. Eileen
was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hibbing and her faith was very important
to her. Eileen and Gary spent all of their time together. They loved wintering in Arizona and
Florida. They loved traveling and took many trips throughout the years, with Mexico and
cruising the Panama Canal a couple of their favorites. Eileen was very much a people person,
and when you ran into her, there would inevitably be a big hug followed by a kiss or two!
She will be missed by all who knew her.
A special thank you to these special people for all their love, care, kindness and support:
Steven Jolowsky, Judy Shea, Lynn Walters, Ken Anderson, Carlin & Arlis Hahn, Pastor Kevin
Olson, Valentinis Supper Club, and Dana, Randy & Sherry at Rising Sun Vista.
Eileen is survived by her loving husband; Gary, sisters-in-law; Janice Anderson of Hibbing and
Geri Bensmiller of Naples, Fl, numerous nieces, and nephews and seven godchildren.

She is preceded in death by both of her parents and her three sisters; Olive, Adeline and
Marian.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30AM on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the
Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. Pastor Kevin of Our Saviors Lutheran Church will
officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 10:30AM at the funeral
home. A private interment will take place at the Maple Hill Columbarium in Hibbing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Hibbing

2615 1st Ave, Hibbing, MN 55746

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Hibbing

2615 1st Ave, Hibbing, MN 55746

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Private Interment

Dougherty Funeral Home Hibbing

MN

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