Doris Jean Hirman

Doris Jean (Weitl) Hirman, age 73, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Arizona from ongoing medical issues including COPD. Doris was the wife of Bernard (Bernie) Hirman with whom she shared 27 years of marriage. In recent years, they split their time between their homes in Elk River, MN and Casa Grande, AZ. Doris was born April 3, 1946, to Alfred and Ella (Riesberg) Weitl, in Carroll, Iowa. She attended grade school in Templeton and graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School, Carroll, IA in 1964. Doris was baptized and received her first holy communion at Sacred Heart Church, Templeton, IA. After graduation, she had several professional pursuits including real estate sales, but her proudest profession was that of a stay-at-home mom. Doris will be remembered for her beautiful blue eyes and for always having a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She had many creative hobbies including ceramics, crafting and sewing. Her homemade brownies and apple crisp were legendary. Doris also enjoyed gardening, antique hunting, playing games, and most importantly spending time with friends and her siblings and their spouses. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elk River, MN. Doris is preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Ella Weitl, brother Allan Weitl, and brother-in-law Bernard “Benji” Havermann. She is survived by her husband Bernie Hirman (Elk River, MN and Casa Grande, AZ); her sons with her first husband Peder Opsahl, Chris (Laura) Opsahl of Woodbury, MN, Scott (Patti) Opsahl of Lakeville, MN, Eric (Nikki) Opsahl of Zimmerman, MN and Jeremy (Tara) Opsahl of Lakeville, MN. Doris was a proud grandma to 11 grandchildren. Additionally, she is survived by Bernie’s children Jody (Paula) Hirman of New Hope, MN and Jennifer Nordeen of Hermantown, MN and Bernie’s five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Doris is also survived by seven of her siblings and their spouses, Howard Weitl (Sharon) of Audubon, IA, Noreen Havermann of Carroll, IA, Janice (Paul) Klaus of Forest Lake, MN, Gary Weitl (Mary) of Templeton, IA, Sharon (Ken) Wicker of Independence, MO, Gene (Polly) Weitl of Audubon, IA, Dave (Kris) Weitl of Pine, CO; 20 nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She will be dearly missed. Due to the current public health crisis, an online memorial will take place at 7 p.m. (central) on April 3 and the family will hold a celebration of life later this summer.

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Lani Blake Thorne

Doris was one of those rare persons that anyone would be blessed to have touch your life. She welcomed me with open arms from the 1st time I met her. Her smile and laughter, quick wit, unpretentious caring, and total infectious fun totally enveloped you. She is missed tremendously which only shows how much she is loved. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. You are blessed.

Mary Zachman

To Doris's family. I knew Doris for 30 years or more! Love her for herself. She was the kindness, loving lady you could very wanted to know. She was so fun when we worked together at Edina Realty, this where I got to know her. With Joyce, Doris & myself in the same (sharing) room. Over the years we enjoyed each other families and friends. I will miss her deeply, our talks, cards and the love for flowers and a good bottle of wine! Love Your Doris.

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