John E. Hofland died Feb. 12, 2019, at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Minn. He was 85.

John was born the son of Edward and Selma (Stevenson) on Aug. 7, 1933, in Horse Creek. He attended Meadowview school until eighth grade. John was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He worked for BelCheese, F&A Dairy, and Saputo Cheese. John married Sylvia Bottolfson on March 15, 1975, at West Immanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed running his farm and visiting with the neighbors. John was a hard-working man but still had time for his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Selma; granddaughter, Emeline Nelson, four sisters, Eleanor (Louie) Larson, Evelyn (Bill) Griffin, VernaMae (Dick) Jorgenson, and Shirley (Glen) Jorgenson; and brother-in-law, Ed Bierbauer.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; children, Geraldine (Mike) Zauhar, Susie (Mark) Lee, and Richard Hofland; grandchildren, Katie (Randolph) Kagel, Anthony (Natalie) Nelson, Samantha (Alex) Bush, Benjamin, Allie, and Daniel Nelson, Josephine and Christopher Zauhar, and Logan Lee; great-grandchildren, Philomena, Sebastian, and Callistus; brother, Leon “Bud” (Carol) Hofland; sister, Donna Bierbauer; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Memorial services were Feb. 16 at West Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Private family interment will be in West Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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