Hans Wesley “Wes” HOFSTAD

Hans Wesley “Wes” HOFSTAD

Male 1921 - 2009  (88 years)

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  • Name Hans Wesley “Wes” HOFSTAD 
    Born 7 Jan 1921  Tracy, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jul 2009  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 Aug 2009  Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1930 Census: Minnesota, Monroe, Lyon:
      Peder Hofstad, head, owns his home valued at $2500, 47, first married at age 25, born in Norway, father and mother born in Norway, came to the U.S. in 1886, naturalized citizen, truck driver for a wholesale fruit company;
      Christine Hofstad, wife, 39, first married at age 22, born in Minnesota, father and mother born in Norway;
      Alton Hofstad, son, 17, born in Minnesota, father born in Norway, mother born in Minnesota;
      Neil Hofstad, son, 15, born in Minnesota, father born in Norway, mother born in Minnesota;
      Cyrus Hofstad, son, 13, born in Minnesota, father born in Norway, mother born in Minnesota;
      Harold Hofstad, son, 12, born in Minnesota, father born in Norway, mother born in Minnesota;
      Wesley Hofstad, son, 9, born in Minnesota, father born in Norway, mother born in Minnesota;
      Fern Hofstad, daughter, 1 1/12, born in Minnesota, father born in Norway, mother born in Minnesota.

      From the website of the George Boom Funeral Home:
      “Hans Wesley “Wes” Hofstad
      Jan 07 1921 - Jul 30 2009
      IN MEMORY
      Hans Wesley “Wes” Hofstad
      2600 West 18th Street, Sioux Falls, SD
      Died: Thursday, July 30, 2009
      Sioux Falls, South Daota
      Age: 88 years, 6 months, 23 days
      VISITATION
      12:00 PM Sunday, August 2, 2009
      George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD
      Family will greet friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
      GRAVESIDE SERVICE
      11:30 AM Monday, August 3, 2009
      Pastor Dick Boyd, Officiating
      Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 15
      PALLBEARERS
      All of Wes’s Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren
      HONORARY PALLBEARERS
      Glen Wintersteen - Dan Barton
      MEMORIAL SERVICE
      1:00 PM Monday, August 3, 2009
      First United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, SD
      Pastor Dick Boyd, Officiating
      Congregational Hymn
      “Amazing Grace”
      Special Music
      “How Great Thou Art”
      “The Lords Prayer”
      Fred Eitemiller, Vocalist

      Sioux Falls - Hans Wesley Hofstad, 88, died Thursday, July 30, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls, SD.

      The visitation will be 12:00 PM Sunday, August 2, 2009 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with the family present from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A committal service will be 11:30 AM Monday, August 3, 2009 at Hills of Rest Memorial Park. A memorial service will be 1:00 PM Monday, August 3, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church.

      Hans Wesley “Wes” Hofstad, the son of Peder and Christine (Morck) Hofstad was born January 7, 1921 in Tracy, MN. The family moved to Sioux Falls in 1934, and Wes graduated from Washington High School in 1940. He then served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

      On September 9, 1944, Wesley was united in marriage with Lillian M. Nelson in Sioux Falls. He owned and operated Hofstad’s Service, a Mobile gas station for 21 years.

      Wesley was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the American Legion, and the D.A.V. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, playing cards, and playing the “bones” to any music.

      Grateful for having shared his life are a son, Lee (Lona) of Jacksonville, FL; three daughters, Barbara Hofstad of Sioux Falls, Sandy (Ken) Dunlap of Sioux Falls, Judy (Tim) Melham of Buffalo, MN; nine grandchildren, Jackie (Will) Green of Hoover, AL, Dusty Olson of Sioux Falls, David (Carla) Dunlap of Sioux Falls, Kris (Chad) Zortman of Sioux Falls, Lisa Hofstad of Raleigh, NC, Lee Hofstad of Jacksonville, FL, Shannon Melham of Coon Rapids, MN, Travis Melham of Tempe, AZ, Tracy (Jasonn) Peltier of White Bear Lake, MN; ten great-grandchildren, Jordan and Austin Green, Amanda, Katie, and Macey Dunlap, Leslie, Lane, and Kaelyn Hofstad, Aiden Zortman, Liliana Peltier; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lillian; four brothers; and two sisters.

      The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the entire staff at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls.

      The family has requested that memorials be directed to the D.A.V.”

      Social Security Death Index:
      Name: Hans Wesley Hofstad
      SSN: 503-03-3827
      Last Residence: 57106 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota
      Born: 7 Jan 1921
      Died: 30 Jul 2009
      State (Year) SSN issued: South Dakota (Before 1951)

      U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
      Name: Hans W. Hofstad
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 7 Jan 1921
      Death Date: 30 Jul 2009
      SSN: 503033827
      Branch 1: CG
      Enlistment Date 1: 29 Aug 1943
      Release Date 1: 3 Feb 1944
    Person ID I111  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 

    Father Peder Martin HOFSTAD,   b. 17 Jul 1882, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Christine Anetta MORCK 
    Family ID F3669  Group Sheet

    Family Lillian Marie NELSON,   b. 6 Sep 1924, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 2007, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1944  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Barbara Ann HOFSTAD
    +2. Sandra Kay HOFSTAD
    +3. Leland Wesley “Lee” HOFSTAD
    +4. Judith Marie HOFSTAD
    Photos
    Hofstad, Wes and wife, Lillian Nelson Hofstad.
    Hofstad, Wes and wife, Lillian Nelson Hofstad.
    Hofstad and Lowell Cousins.
    Hofstad and Lowell Cousins.
    Under the Christmas tree during Christmas, 1952(?). L. to R.: Jerry Lowell, holding younger sister, Linda; Barbara Hofstad, Lee Hofstad, and Sandy Hofstad.
    Hofstads, Lowells, and Nelsons at Christmas.
    Hofstads, Lowells, and Nelsons at Christmas.
    L. to R.: Barbara Hofstad, Judy Hofstad Melham, Leann Lowell Zelhart, Jerry Lowell, Lee Hofstad, Gary Nelson, Sandy Hofstad Dunlap, Linda Lowell Geraets.
    Nelson, Harold Dreyer extended family.
    Nelson, Harold Dreyer extended family.
    The extended Nelson clan gathers to welcome cousin Inger Lien on her visit to Sioux Falls, South Dakota in November 2002.
    Back row, left to right: Jeff Zelhart, Leann Zelhart, Tom Geraets, Matt Geraets, Linda Geraets, Ken Dunlap, Macey Dunlap, Sandy Dunlap, Judy Melham, Barb Hofstad, and Carla Dunlap;
    Middle row, left to right: Millie Hofland, Betty Nelson, Harold Nelson, Inger Lien, Lil Hofstad, and Wes Hofstad;
    Front row, left to right: Mitch Block, Amanda Dunlap, Megan Zelhart, Katie Dunlap, Tracy Peltier, and Jerry Lowell.
    Hofstad, Wes and wife Lillian Nelson Hofstad.
    Hofstad, Wes and wife Lillian Nelson Hofstad.
    Nelson, Harold D.  Children.  Nelson Siblings and Spouses, July 16, 1986
    Nelson, Harold D. Children. Nelson Siblings and Spouses, July 16, 1986
    (L to R) Millie Wyman, Betty Nelson, Harold Nelson, Lillian Hofstad, Wes Hofstad, Alice Lowell, Jim Lowell
    Hofstad, Wes and wife Lillian Nelson Hofstad. Family.
    Hofstad, Wes and wife Lillian Nelson Hofstad. Family.
    Celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of Lil and Wes Hofstad. L to R: Judy Melham, Lee Hofstad, Sandy Dunlap, Barb Hofstad, Lillian Hofstad, and Wes Hofstad.
    Lowells and Hofstads.  Christmas 1960(?).
    Lowells and Hofstads. Christmas 1960(?).
    At the home of Jim and Alice Lowell, 1201 N. Lincoln, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Back Row: Barbara Hofstad; Middle Row, L. to R.: Jerry Lowell, Lee Hofstad, Sandra Hofstad; Front Row, L. to R.: Gary Nelson, Leann Lowell, Judy Hofstad, Linda Lowell.
    Hofstad, Lowell, and Nelson Families.  Christmas 1958(?).
    Hofstad, Lowell, and Nelson Families. Christmas 1958(?).
    At the Hofstad home, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. L. to R.: Barbara Hofstad, Leann Lowell, Judy Hofstad (standing at back), Jerry Lowell, Lee Hofstad, Gary Nelson, Sandy Hofstad, Linda Lowell.
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun.  Christmas 1962 (?) at the Lowells, 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Nelson, Harold D. and wife Gudrun. Christmas 1962 (?) at the Lowells, 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    L. to R.: Wes Hofstad, Gudrun Nelson, Sandra Hofstad, Linda Lowell, Harold D. Nelson. This picture may be the last one taken of Harold Nelson, who died May 29 1963.
    Lowell, Nelson, Gann, and Hofstad cousins.
    Lowell, Nelson, Gann, and Hofstad cousins.
    Taken at 1201 N. Lincoln Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, approximately 1962. L. to R.: (Back Row) Jerry Lowell, Linda Lowell, Sandy Hofstad, Lee Hofstad, Judy Hofstad; (Front Row) Gary Nelson, Peggy Gann, Leann Lowell, Craig Gann.
    Hofstad Four Generation picture
    Hofstad Four Generation picture
    L to R: Tracy Melham Peltier; Tracy's grandfather, Wes Hofstad; Liliana Peltier, being held by her Great Grandpa Wes; and Judy Hofstad Melham, Liliana's grandmother and Tracy's mother.
    Hofstad, Hans Wesley (Wes) holding his first great grandchild, Liliana Peltier.
    Hofstad, Hans Wesley (Wes) holding his first great grandchild, Liliana Peltier.
    Melham, Judy, father Wes Hofstad, and daughter Tracy Peltier.
    Melham, Judy, father Wes Hofstad, and daughter Tracy Peltier.
    Photo taken October 2008 at the Falls Park, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Hofstad siblings.
    Hofstad siblings.
    L. to R.: Barbara Hofstad, Lee Hofstad, Judy Hofstad Melham, and Sandy Hofstad Dunlap.
    Headstones
    Hofstad, Hans Wesley 'Wes' and Lillian Nelson Hofstad
    Hofstad, Hans Wesley "Wes" and Lillian Nelson Hofstad
    Histories
    Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald R.  Birthday card from Lillian and Wes Hofstad.  2006.
    Correspondence. Lowell, Gerald R. Birthday card from Lillian and Wes Hofstad. 2006.
    Birthday greetings from Lillian Nelson and Wes Hofstad. This was the last birthday card received by Jerry from Aunt Lillian and Uncle Wes. Aunt Lillian died on 21 November 2007 and Uncle Wes died on 3 August 2009.
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jan 1921 - Tracy, Lyon, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Sep 1944 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 2009 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Aug 2009 - Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Hofstad, Wes.
    Hofstad, Wes.
    At Alice Lowell's induction into the Hall of Fame.
    Hofstad, Hans Wesley 'Wes'.
    Hofstad, Hans Wesley "Wes".
    At work at Hofstad's Service, a Mobile gas station located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Picture taken in late 1940s or early 1950s.