Delores A. Kounkel, 82, long-time resident of Fort Ripley, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Delores was born on Dec. 31, 1929, in Hillman, Minn., to Joseph and Alvina (Marshall) Hoffman. She married James Kounkel on March 6, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hinton, Iowa. She loved her family and raised three generations of Kounkels. She raised her family to be proud, strong and kind. She also enjoyed reading, hunting, animals, coffee and conversations. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and attended Riverside Union Church.