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Elizabeth A. Hoiland

June 20, 1928 — January 5, 2023



Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Hoiland, 94, of Rushford, MN died on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Elizabeth Ann Semmen was born on June 20, 1928, near Bratsberg, MN to Alfred and Clara (Ferden) Semmen. She was raised on the family farm near Bratsberg. Betty was a graduate of Peterson High School. On December 7, 1947, Betty was united in marriage with Stanley Hoiland. She worked along-side of her husband on the family farm in Rushford where they raised their 7 children. Betty was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church where she was in the women’s circle and taught Sunday school. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Federated Club. Betty enjoyed golfing and bowling. She adored her family and enjoyed taking her grandchildren on rides in her golfcart.

Betty is survived by six children: Phillip (Mary) Hoiland of Rushford, Susan (Dale) Peterson of Lanesboro, MN, Barbara (Bill) Furry of Line Lakes, MN, Penny (Donald) Redalen of Fountain, MN, Holly (David) Schueler of Columbus, MN, and Alison (Ted) Kjos of Rushford; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and three siblings: Charles Semmen, Solveig Scroggins and Margaret Lea.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband; son Eric; and seven siblings.

The family prefers memorials directed to the donor’s choice.

There will be a memorial service for Betty at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Rushford Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will take place at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rushford this coming spring.

Hoff Funeral Home in Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please leave a memory of Betty and sign her online guestbook at


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