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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 4:25:14, Apr 18th 2014 - SignRancher - I can't wait to check it out ! My daughter, who lives in Rushford, can' ... [Read More]
- 10:55:36, Apr 3rd 2014 - Attendee - I do think the meeting went well in terms of sharing information. But also ... [Read More]
- 11:56:59, Apr 2nd 2014 - svtaxpayer - Start the meeting with the same old rehash about how great college class ... [Read More]
- 11:30:55, Mar 28th 2014 - RoryKramer - I couldn't have said it any better. My family has shopped at Willie's f ... [Read More]
- 8:44:51, Mar 26th 2014 - Gunnar Berg - Would that be Henrik's lessor known younger brother "Al"? ... [Read More]
- 1:21:46, Mar 23rd 2014 - REDHORSE51 - EXCELLENT COMMENTARY ON BULLYING, HOWEVER THE AUTHOR STILL SUPPORTS THE ... [Read More]
- 6:23:24, Mar 17th 2014 - about time - About time they start giving tickets to people who park where it days no ... [Read More]
- 5:51:04, Mar 17th 2014 - what? - I guess it depends who you are in this town. I called and talked to the city ... [Read More]
- 4:03:17, Mar 14th 2014 - - Looking for his mom and found this. Randy you will be greatly missed. I loved all ... [Read More]
- 10:21:04, Mar 14th 2014 - Doc - So many winners. ... [Read More]
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Fri, Aug 8th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries
Posted in Obituaries
Lawrence E. Hoiness, 88, a Harmony native, died July 30, 2003 at his home.
Lawrence Hoiness was born November 20, 1914, in Harmony to Edward and Jane Hoiness. After graduating from HHS, Lawrence attended St. Olaf College in Northfield. On April 9, 1938 he married Gertrude Miller and returned to Harmony, working at his father’s creamery until 1957. Turkey farming, selling sugar, and working as a city assessor occupied Lawrence’s time until 1968 when he and Gert bought and operated the Harmony A & W. Later he purchased the Harmony Laundromat and Harmony Motel, converting the motel into the Hoiness Apartments. Full retirement came in 1979, when a previous hobby in woodworking became a true labor of love. Creating, sculpturing, and crafting original pieces became his trademark. His work including everything from a basic chopping block to complicated intricate Paraguayan Harps. Any spare hours were occupied with other activities including hunting, fishing, and especially training his best friend, Colonel, a standard poodle. Hoiness served the community as a Volunteer Fireman for 31 years, several of which he spent as chief. He has been a lifelong member of Greenfield Lutheran Church, member of the Greenfield Masonic Lodge #289, Harmony City Council, and Harmony Lions Club. Survivors include his wife of sixty-five years, Gert, two daughters: Phoebe (Rolf) Nelson of Brooklyn Center, Minn, and Sandee (John) Pates of Fort Myers, Fla, four grandchildren: Knute Nelson, Kristine (Andy) Mullmann, Erika Nelson, and Jason (Elena) Pates, two brothers: Merlin and Donald, and two sisters: Lillian Turner and Muriel Waage. From his Norwegian family of eleven, he was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and two sisters.