Last Rites Saturday for Oscar E. Hofland, Wed. Accident Victim

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Thursday, August 6, 1953
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Funeral services for Oscar E. Hofland, 44, of Toeterville, who died as the result of an automobile accident near Mona Wednesday, July 29, were held at the Six Mile Grove Lutheran church Saturday, August 1, with the Rev. Stanley V. Gjervik officiating.

Oscar Emmett Hofland was born July 10, 1909, in Union township, Mitchell county, Iowa, the son of Elling and Gertrude (Engeseter) Hofland. He was baptized and confirmed in the Six Mile Grove Lutheran church.

Mr. Hofland was inducted into the service in World War II April 21, 1942. He served in France and Germany with Company A, 254th Infantry Regiment of the 63rd Division and also served with the 201st Infantry Regiment in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. After three years and three months of service he was discharged July 27, 1945.

He had been employed by Geo. A. Hormel & Co. for 17 years. Mr. Hofland died July 29, 1953, at the age of 44 years and 19 days. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include three brothers, Alfred, Sidney and Eugene, and two sisters, Martha (Mrs. Ervin Schulze) and Ella (Mrs. Ervin Dieterich); also two nephews and three nieces.

The Walter T. Ennebreg Post of the American Legion of St. Ansgar was in charge of the military service. Burial was in a family lot in Pleasant Hill cemetery in Mona with the Rev. Gjervik in charge of the committal services.

[All That Remains of Hofland Car Following Accident] caption for picture included