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Nancy Hitchcock

Nancy Hitchcock

Owner/Intern/Office Manager

Nancy Melgaard Hitchcock was born and raised in Thief River Falls, MN. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and is also a licensed attorney, having graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1992. Nancy practiced law in Cold Spring, MN, for 14 years before purchasing the funeral homes in Glenwood and Brooten in 2006. While she is no longer actively engaged in the practice of law, she remains licensed and serves as legal counsel for the funeral home when the need arises. In August of 2018, Nancy enrolled in the Mortuary Science program at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, IA. There she studied Mortuary Science and Funeral Services. In August of 2019, Nancy successfully completed the program graduating with an Associate degree in Funeral Services and an Advanced Standing Diploma in Mortuary Science. That fall she took and passed her national and state board exams to officially became a licensed Intern at the funeral home, working under the direction of longtime employee, Dawn Jenson. Nancy looks forward to completing her internship in 2020.

In addition to her internship responsibilities, as the owner/manager of Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home, Nancy oversees the day to day operation of the business and meets with clients to pre-plan funeral and memorial services. She is also a cemetery marker sales representative for Little Falls Granite Company, Murphy Granite, as well as Coldspring. 

Nancy is a member of Restoration Church in Glenwood. She has two college-aged sons who often help out at the funeral home.


Dawn Jenson

Dawn Jenson

Funeral Director

Dawn Jenson is a native of the Glenwood area.  She was born and raised just a short distance away in Lowry and is a graduate of Minnewaska Area High School.  She continued her education at the University of Minnesota, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science in 2003. Prior to coming to work at Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home, Dawn worked as a funeral director in Hutchinson, MN, for three years.  She and her husband, David, live in Glenwood with their two children. Dawn is active in the Minnewaska PTA and the Pope County ASAP Coalition. She is a member of Glenwood Lutheran Church, where she currently serves on the board of deacons. Along with being a funeral director Dawn also is a cemetery marker sales representative for Little Falls Granite, Murphy Granite and Coldspring.


Arnold Domke

Arnold Domke

Funeral Assistant



Clifford Ogdahl

Clifford Ogdahl

Funeral Assistant

Retired


LaVonne Holland

LaVonne Holland

Funeral Assistant



Merle Wagner

Merle Wagner

Funeral Assistant



Mike Tamte

Mike Tamte

Funeral Assistant



Ralph Gaffaney

Ralph Gaffaney

Funeral Assistant



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