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Harriet Wallin

Mandan, North Dakota

1927 - 2021

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Harriet Wallin

Harriet M. Wallin, 94, formerly of Hebron, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at St. Gabriel's Community in Bismarck. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at DaWise-Perry/Mandan Crematory, (4211 Old Red Trail), Mandan, with Rev. Gaylund Olson officiating. Burial will be in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Harriet was born Jan. 27, 1927, to Charles and Pauline (Heid) Freise in New Salem. She graduated from New Salem High School and Interstate Business College, Bismarck.

On Sept. 3, 1949, she married Keith Wallin. They were blessed with four children. In 1951, they moved to Hebron and opened Wallin Studio, later changed to Wallin Photography, serving Hebron and surrounding areas for the next 45 years. Harriet worked in many aspects of the business including hand tinting black and white photographs, assisting with photographic darkroom work, accounting, and other business operations. She accompanied Keith to weddings and other events, with a keen eye for spotting a crooked tie.

Harriet was an active member of St. John United Church of Christ, Hebron, the American Legion Auxiliary, Hebron Business Club, and Homemakers. She enjoyed creating quilts, cross stitched pieces, and other crafts for family and friends. She loved to grow vegetables and flowers in her large gardens, was an avid reader, and appreciated the beauty of the United States during many camping trips with family. Harriet treasured each grandchild and great-grandchild as the Wallin family expanded.

She will be missed by her loving family: two sons, Craig (Rita) Wallin, Glen Ullin, and John (Darlene) Wallin, Eden Prairie, Minnesota; two daughters, Claudia (Wayne) Byre, Walford, Iowa, and Pam (Mike) Jennings, Atkins, Iowa; sister Eunice (Chuck) Kjaer, Eugene, Oregon; brother-in-law George (Ginny) Wallin, West Jordan, Utah; nine grandchildren including Jessica (Scott) Glovich, Melanie (Tim) Bruestle, Jeff (Carrie) Wallin, Aaron (Amy) Jennings, Kyle Jennings, Lindsay (Nate) Montague, Kristin, (Bryan) Simmons, Amanda (Matt) Haapakoski, Brady (Chasidy) Byre; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Harriet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Keith; and two brothers, Harold and Hubert Freise.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. John United Church of Christ, Hebron, or the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

Please sign her guestbook and share memories at www.dawiseperry.com.


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My father and I are deeply saddened by your loss. My father stills lives at Primrose where he and my mother first met Harriet and Keith. Many good and happy memories are remembered. Thinking of you all with deepest sympathy.