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Bertram Hovland


Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Bertram Benson Hovland, 91, of Rushford passed away at Good Shepherd Lutheran Nursing Home on December 16, 2012.

He was born March 30, 1921, to George and Laura Hovland. A graduate of Rushford High School, he excelled at Football, Baseball and Basketball. Bert married Helen Colbenson on May 25, 1943. He was a proud father of 10 children, 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Bert was a jack of all trades-farmer, logger, worked road construction on I-90 and Garrison Dam, worked at Farmer’s Elevator, G.S. Woxland, and was a school bus driver for many years. Bert’s interests included: collecting woodworking planes, building Adirondack chairs, and driving his miniature horse team Ginger and Bear in parades. He loved to cook the Old Norwegian foods like lefse, kumla, and blod klub. Bert enjoyed being outdoors planting flowers for his wife, planting trees, raspberries, grapes and spent hours on his riding lawn mower.

He was a lifelong member of Rushford Lutheran Church and an active member of the Rushford American Legion. He served as their Membership Director for many years. As a former Marine, Bert influenced his sons’ to join the military. He was very proud of their service.

Bert is survived by 10 children: Gary “Chip” Rushford; Bruce (Linda) Rushford; Larry (Jenny) Veneta, Ore.; Cathy (Dan Volkman) Whalan; Keith (Cynthia) Valley City, N. Dak.; Joel (Teal) Boxelder, S. Dak.; Davis (Cyndi) Oakland, Ore.; Scott (Diane) Las Vegas, Nev.; Heidi (Mike Halvorson) Rushford; and Nathan (Janis) Cambridge, Iowa; 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; also Robin Beckwith, Karen Machlica, Gail Hovland, and Linda Brown, two brothers, Ray (Grand Junction, Col.) and Lloyd (Omaha, Neb.) and one sister Evelyn (Hugh Gleason) Saratoga, Cal..

Bert was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, two brothers, Donald and Earl (Lois), two sisters, Doris (Merwyn Miltz) and Marion (Bert Colbenson); one daughter-in-law Tammy, and numerous beloved pets.

Noel David Larson

Wed, Dec 12th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Noel David Larson, 69, of Larkspur, Colorado, passed away November 5, 2012 after a long illness. Noel was born December 25, 1942 to parents Clifford and Ione Larson. He grew up in Choice, MN and graduated from Rushford High School. Noel worked for ..... 
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Cathleen Hatling

Tue, Dec 11th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Cathleen passed away at her daughter Patty Barton’s home December 10, 2012 in Eitzen. She was born July 5, 1928, in Harmony to Harold and Irene Flynn. She graduated from Harmony High School. Cathleen was married to Rolf Hatling September 8, 19 ..... 
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Ethel Bunke

Mon, Nov 26th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Ethel Bunke, 79 of Rushford, died Saturday, November 24, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. Ethel was born February 4, 1933 in Money Creek to James and Geneva (Johnson) McElmury. On April 24, 1948, she married Wilton Bunke at Rushford Lutheran ..... 
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Janet A. Ronnenberg

Tue, Oct 30th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Janet A. Ronnenberg, 73, died Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, MN. Janet was born on August 22, 1939, in Tawney, MN, to Daniel and Minerva (Nelson) Hungerholt. She married Willard A. Ronnenberg on Septemb ..... 
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Margaret B. Stensgard

Tue, Oct 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Margaret B. Stensgard, 89, of Rushford, MN, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at Sunrise Cottages in Rochester, MN, where she had resided since May. Margaret was born on August 10, 1923, to Henry and Betsey (Ramsey) Berge. On December 17, 1942, she m ..... 
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Ores Stanley Odland

Tue, Oct 16th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Ores Stanley Odland, 85, of Good Shepherd Care Center in Rushford, formerly of Lanesboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, Wis., where he had been a patient for one day. Ores was born Dec. ..... 
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Morris Carl Anderson

Tue, Oct 2nd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Morris Carl Anderson, 84, of Rushford, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at his home.  Morrie was born on July 27, 1928 to Melvin R. and Catherine (Humble) Anderson in Norway Township, Fillmore County. He was raised in Lanesboro and graduate from Lane ..... 
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Gary T. Odegaarden

Thu, Sep 20th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Gary T. Odegaarden, 69, of Rushford, Minn. died on Monday, September 17, 2012, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis. Gary was born on July 24, 1943, in Winona, Minn. to Chester O. and Mabel (Madland) Odegaarden. He was raised in th ..... 
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