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David Hoiland

January 28, 1932 March 19, 2014
David Hoiland
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Obituary for David Hoiland

DAVID O. HOILAND was born January 28, 1932 to Selmer and Martha (Ormseth) Hoiland in Luverne, Minnesota. He spent his childhood years on the family farm near Luverne where he graduated from Luverne High School in 1950. David excelled at football and continued his love of the game at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He attended Augustana for two years until being drafted into the US Army during the Korean War. He married his high school sweetheart, Verna Lou Shelby, on January 4, 1952 in Luverne. During his years with the Army, he served in the 2nd Infantry Division where he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and two Battle Stars. He also played on the Ft. Riley Battle Stars Army football team in Kansas. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned home to his bride in Luverne. They made their home in town filling it with six children, love and laughter. They moved out to the family acreage in the 1980's. Initially, David farmed with his Dad, worked as a rural mail carrier, and was a First Sergeant for the Army National Guard. In 1964, he began his career at Mark Jacobson Implement where he worked as a salesman until his retirement in 2009. He also worked for many years as a salesman for DeKalb Seed. Verna preceded him in death on August 27, 2002. David remained on the acreage and stayed active at his job and in the community. On September 18, 2013, he moved to the Minnesota Veterans Home where he died peacefully on March 19, 2014 at the age of 82 years, 1 month and 21 days.

David was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne where he served as a Sunday School Superintendent. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, member of the Jaycees, officer and board member of the Maplewood Cemetery Association, and a lifetime member of the Luverne Country Club. He enjoyed woodworking, vegetable gardening, mowing, and entertaining his classmates of 1950. He was proud of his family's acreage and the beauty it held. He loved decorating the farmplace for Christmas and hosting annual 4th of July and Memorial Day Celebrations. He especially enjoyed taking walks with his brother Steve and solving the world's problems. Many words of wisdom came from David and one thing he would want you to know is... 'Just remember, always have fun!'

David is lovingly remembered by his children, Suanne (Jere) Ohme of Luverne, Pam Hoiland of Sioux Falls, Mark (Sharon) Hoiland of Sioux Falls, Angie Hoiland of Sioux Falls, Matt (Heather) Hoiland of Minneapolis, MN; his son-in-law, Rick (Jaye) Anderson of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren, Kirsten (Damon) Eisma, Jackie (Tory) Payne, Amanda Gabrielson, John (Mollie) Gabrielson, Derek (Leah) Ohme, Alison Anderson, Brian Anderson, Tannen Loge, and Layne (Drew) Miller; 14 geat-grandchildren; and his siblings, Alice Larson of Bloomington, Minnesota, Stephen (Sharon) Hoiland of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and Laura (Alan) Welle of Willmar, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Verna; his daughter, Peg Hoiland Anderson; and his parents.

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Visitation

Friday

21

Mar

4:00 PM 3/21/2014 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/21/2014 7:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St.
Luverne, MN 56156

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel
207 Elm St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

22

Mar

10:30 AM 3/22/2014 10:30:00 AM
Bethany Lutheran Church - Luverne

720 N. Kniss Ave.
Luverne, MN 56156

Bethany Lutheran Church - Luverne
720 N. Kniss Ave. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Maplewood Cemetery - Luverne Final Resting Place

1242 W. Warren St.
Luverne, MN 56156

1242 W. Warren St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States
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