Hope Korinta, age 49, of Ogema, Minn., died unexpectedly Jan. 3, 2014, at Essentia Health Services in Fargo, N.D.
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Hope Elizabeth Weed was born Feb. 13, 1964, in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of Charles and Katherine (Mawyer) Weed. She grew up in the Troy, Pa., area where she graduated from high school. Following graduation, Hope began her working career and started a family. She was employed as a Shop Vac builder, a Fire Safety Inspector, among several other jobs. Hope also sold automobiles and worked in a paneling plant. Over the years, Hope made her home between Pennsylvania and Minnesota. She and her son, Devon, settled in Minnesota in 2002.
Hope was capable of doing anything she set her mind to. This showed in her wide variety of jobs. She was a truck driver, lefse maker and test car driver only to name a few. After several years of working at the Shooting Star Casino, Hope became employed as a manager at the White Earth Credit Union located in the casino. While working at the casino, Hope met Allen Korinta. The couple was united in marriage on Aug. 8, 2010, in Mobridge, S.D.
Even though Hope was very outgoing and touched everyone she encountered, she still had a mystery about her. She enjoyed nature and being in the outdoors, no matter if it was deer hunting, watching the hummingbirds or simply tending to her flowers. She was always raising or growing something, like wild turkeys, pheasants and calla lilies. Another one of Hope's favorite things to do was SHOP, especially all the clearance items. She would always find a good deal.
Hope is survived by her husband Allen, Ogema, Minn.; two sons Sgt. Scott Lee House Jr., Texas, Devon (Ashley Cherf) Swartz, Ogema; a daughter Lenda Duckner, Tennessee; her mother Katherine (James "PaPa") Morgan, Troy, Pa.; two brothers Larry Weed and Garry Weed, both of Athens, Pa.; one sister Rebecca Phares, Gillette, Pa.; Allen's children Allen Jr. (Cheryl), Mortons Gap, Ky., Michael (Jennifer) Winterhaven, Fla., Edward "Joey," Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Wilbert "Willy," Valley City, N.D.; several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father.
A Time of Gathering will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson Family Funeral Home in Mahnomen, Minn.
Arrangements entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home, Mahnomen, Minn.
Published in Daily Review on Jan. 9, 2014