Obituaries for July 15, 2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Irvin J. Boysen, 81

Irvin Jerome Boysen, 81, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Field Crest Care Center, Hayfield.

He was born March 15, 1922, to Edward and Anna (Brekke) Boysen in Hayfield.

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On Dec. 15, 1943, he married Alice Marene Rosanna White at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayfield.

Irvin was a farmer and construction worker. He also worked with Libby's/SENECA Foods in Rochester. He was a member of Construction Labors 405 Union for 50 years and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayfield.

Survivors include his son, Steven (Donna) Boysen, Hayfield; daughter, Linda (Roger) Pettis, Zumbro Falls; special friend, Ethel Boeff, Dexter; two grandsons; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother and four sisters.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2003, at the funeral home and Friday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church with Revs. Stephan Sandness and Todd Hawkins co-officiating.

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Hayfield.

Funeral Home: Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, Hayfield.

Erland P. C. C. Hedegard, 84

Erland Peder Christian Christiansen Hedegard, 84, of Borden, Ind., died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

A native of Dexter, Minn., he was a resident of Washington County, Ind. for 23 years. He was an Army Air Force gunnery instructor, stationed in Las Vegas, Nev., during World War II. A graduate of Hamline University, St. Paul, Erland devoted his life to education. He was a retired superintendent of schools, having served in Russell, Wrenshall, Alberta, Byron and Rose Creek, Minn. He also spent several years as a sales representative for AAL Life Insurance in St. Paul, Minn. He was a volunteer fireman for 35 years and a Bell Award recipient for his contribution to community service in Indiana.

Erland was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Georgetown, Ind.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marjorie M. Coats Hedegard; four sons, E. Christian Hedegard, II, of Hastings, Minn., Kelly Hedegard of Scottsdale, Ariz., Kyle Hedegard of Salem, Ind., and Kent Hedegard of Borden, Ind.; two daughters, Karla Hedegard and Kari Hedegard, both of Borden; one sister, Viola Hodge of Austin, Minn.; seven grandchildren, C. Mack Hedegard, Haley Hedegard, Megan Hedegard, Wade, Peter and Daniel Hedegard; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.

A memorial service was held on Friday, June 13, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. His body was cremated, with a private burial in Martinsburg, Ind. Hughes Taylor Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to Viola Hodge of Austin.