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Joan Annette Hopp, 73 of Cloquet passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in her home.

She was born Nov. 23, 1940 in Blackhoof to Robert and Hilma Hammitt.

Joan graduated from Wrenshall High School in 1958. On June 28, 1958 she married Ronald Hopp in Wrenshall.

Joan worked for many years at City National Bank, Cloquet Implement, Spies Super Valu, and retired from Potlatch.

Joan enjoyed the arts. She painted many beautiful paintings in oils, and numerous chalk and pencil drawings. She also enjoyed traveling and wintering in Casa Grande, Ariz., for the past seven winters.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Ron; nephew, Steven Green; and her parents.

She is survived and will be greatly missed by her three children, Cheryl (Jeff) Fisher of Carlton, Craig Hopp of Cloquet, and Patti (Russell) Thompson of Barnum; special friend and companion, Merlin Zimmerman of Cloquet; sisters, Jeanette Green of Golden Valley and Janice (Jack) Dahl of Wrenshall; brothers, Roger (Barbara) Hammitt of So. St. Paul and Burdette (Margaret) Hammitt of Calgary, Canada; grandchildren, Derek McKibbon, Ashley (Jake) Winchell, Megan Johnson, Cameron (Stacey Hess) Johnson, and Kyle Burggraff; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including one special niece, Valerie (Steve Johnson) Green; her special canine friend, Katie; and many close and special friends.

VISITATION AND DINNER: 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Monday, May 12, 2014 in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St. in Cloquet. Inurnment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Carlton. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see