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Edward James Hoffland


Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Edward James Hoffland, 90, passed away on January 15, 2014 at his home in Cresco, Iowa.

Edward was born on March 26, 1923 in rural Howard County near Saude, Iowa. He was the son of Martin and Lea (Basteson) Hoffland. He was baptized at the Saude Lutheran Church by Rev. Tyennagle. He was later confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Saude by Rev. H. Finstad and was a member there until it closed. He then became a member of the First Lutheran Church in Cresco.

Edward was a World War II Veteran of the United States Merchant Marines, which took him to many countries in Europe and Asia.

On October 20, 1947, he was united in marriage to Marguerite Hill of Clear Lake, Iowa by Rev. Samuel Carlson at the Old Lutheran Academy in Canton, South Dakota. After living a short time in Clear Lake, they moved to a farm near Schley, Iowa for one year and then moved to a farm north of Saude where they lived for 57 years. From the farm, he moved to the L & L Apartments in Cresco where he has lived for the last 8 years.

Edward farmed for many years and worked a few various jobs and retired from Mason City Millworks after working there for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, Marguerite of Cresco, two daughters, Candace (Lester) Erickson of Mabel, Minn., and Jeanine (Dale) Schwade of Lime Springs, Iowa, six grandchildren, Leif (Joanie) Erickson of Chatfield, Minn., Peter (Jennie) Erickson of Chatfield, Marcia (Justin) DeVore of Charles City, Iowa, Thor (Tina) Erickson of Elgin, Minn., Dean (Libby) Schwade of Lime Springs, Iowa, and Leah (Jesse) Underbakke of Bellbrook, Ohio, and 13 great-grandchildren, Autum & Silja Erickson, Brent, Chandler & Davis Erickson, Hannah & Jonah DeVore, Torin & Tayla Erickson, Brooke & Kate Schwade, and Helena & Magnus Underbakke.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harlan & Marvin.

Funeral services were on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the First Lutheran Church in Cresco. Burial will be in in Saude Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Karen Ann (Bowers) Luoma

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Karen Ann (Bowers) Luoma, age 72, of Backus, Minn., passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd, Minnesota, surrounded by her husband and three children. Karen was born to Alice and Archie Bowers on Janua ..... 
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Chatfield accepts engineering proposal for St. Albans Place

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the January 13 Chatfield City Council meeting councilors split the engineering responsibilities for the four 2014 street improvement projects planned. The city’s engineering firm WSB will do the engineering work for three of them. G-Cubed wil ..... 
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Chosen Valley Community Foundation “Chill Fest”

Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The 12th annual Chatfield “Chill First” Celebration will be held this year on Saturday, January 12 in Chatfield. The celebration will have many events in Mill Creek Park and Groen Park along with other events occurring throughout Chatfield the w ..... 
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Habitat for Humanity is coming to Chatfield

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Business Announcements

A steering committee has been formed in Chatfield, Minn., to bring Habitat for Humanity to our community. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, grass-roots, ecumenical Christian ministry. Its mission is to eliminate sub-standard housing and homeless ..... 
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Matthew Patrick Erickson

Thu, Jan 9th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Matthew Patrick Erickson, 29, of Chatfield, Minn., died Sunday, January 5, 2014 in an automobile accident near Winona. Matthew was born September 17, 1984 to Steven and Deborah (Henry) Erickson in Rochester, Minn. He attended school in Lanesbo ..... 
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Chatfield reconsiders portion of engineering proposal

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At a special meeting of the Chatfield City Council on December 30 councilors discussed a decision made at their November 25 meeting. At the November meeting it was suggested that WSB’s projected engineering fee for St. Albans Place improvements ..... 
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Loren “Tom” Thomas Jeche

Tue, Dec 31st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Loren “Tom” Thomas Jeche, 69, of Chatfield, Minn., died Friday December 27, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Tom was born February 21, 1944 in Spring Valley, Minn. to Loren and Laura (Bagan) Jeche. He attended schools in Wyko ..... 
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Chatfield School Board approves 2014 levy

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

CPA Alan Anderson was in attendance at the Chatfield School Board meeting on Monday, December 16 to give a district audit financial report on the 2012-2013 school year budget. Anderson reported that the school district is doing well in terms of its ..... 
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