Verna Hofland obituary

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Wednesday, December 31, 1930
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Poem Written by Mrs. H. G. Dahl

Verna was so sweet and charming.
How we miss her gentle touch
Keen we feel this sudden parting
Because we loved her, Oh so much.
So wonderful in all her ways,
A loving daughter, true and kind;
Cheerful to the end of her days;
Beautiful memories left behind.
Passed beyond our mortal vision,
All heedless of our falling tears,
Unconscious of our desolation,
Unnoting of our lonely years.
For all redeemed; "To die is gain".
Though dark the gloom, we see a
God's word declares they'll meet
Where is unknown a farewell scene.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, being very largely attended, but only a small portion of the large assemblage were able to get within hearing distance of Rev. Langehough who had charge of the service.

The floral tributes were elaborate and numerous, the beautiful casket being surrounded with a wealth of flowers. The remains were laid to rest in the family lot in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, the Spencer Jordan funeral directors of Austin, having charge. A male quartette, composed of H. G. and L. F. Dahl, Rev Langhough and L A Sherman sang several selections.

The pall bearers were: O. J. Richardson, Idore Torgeson, L. F. Dahl, Conrad Dyrland, Reuben Berg and Richard Bjork.

Among those who came here to attend the funeral of the late Verna Hofland were: Mr. and Mrs. Archie Groth and daughter Adeline and his brother Eddie Groth of Enderlin. N. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Jewett Hofland and Mrs. Herman Nelson of Vida. Mont. Mr. and Mrs. Art Hofland. L. A. Sherman, Geo. Anderson, Clara Nelson, and Catherine Beckel of Austin: Mrs. J. H. Hughes and daughters, Jennie and Meda of Rochester; Mrs. C. Culbertson and Mrs. Link Priem of Carpenter; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Thompson, Mrs. E. Weness and Daisy, Mr. and Mrs. Bergene,
Mr. and Mrs. John Fardahl, Mr. and Mrs. A. Amble, Mrs. Lewiston of Adams: Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Sandland of Minneapolis; Mrs. H. Kline and son Donald, Gus Hedland and Evelyn Solberg and friend of Winona; Geo. Baldner and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Martin of St. Ansgar and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goplerud of Osage.


We wish to express our most heartfelt thanks to the relatives, friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the death of our beloved daughter and sister Verna. Especially do we wish to thank Rev. Langehough, the quartette, Mrs. Dahl and Mrs. Langehough for the beautiful duet, the pall bearers pianist, the decorating committee and those who sent floral tributes and memorial wreaths and those who furnished cars and to all those who in anyway assisted at the time of our bereavement. May God richly bless you for your kindness.

Mr. and Mrs. Iver Hofland
And Children