Darrell Hovland, of Alexandria and formerly of Montevideo, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Bethany on the Lake Assisted Living in Alexandria at the age of 90.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Anderson - TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo with Pastor Jeff Fitzkappes officiating. Burial will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota, MN.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday.
Darrell was born on May 18, 1929 in Minneota, MN to Louis and Sara (Severson) Hovland. He attended and graduated from Minneota High School. Following high school he farmed at home, and also spent a year working at Boeing in Washington while living with his sister, Lila. On September 30, 1967, Darrell was united in marriage to Audrey (Halvorson) in Minneapolis. They lived and farmed near Minneota for a number of years before moving to Benson where Darrell worked at Bertas at a farm implement. He was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson and spent time doing custodial work there as well. In 2003, they moved to Montevideo and became members of Trinity Lutheran Church there. While in Montevideo, Darrell worked at Fiesta Car Wash until they moved to Alexandria in 2010 where he resided until his passing. Darrell loved talking to people and had the ability to spark up a conversation with anyone he came in contact with. He enjoyed watching all varieties of sports, including Minneota High School sports, taking walks around the neighborhood and nursing home in Alexandria, playing Bingo, and playing many card games and board games with his granddaughter, Bailee.
Darrell is survived by his son, Jason (Kim) Hovland of Alexandria; granddaughter, Bailee of Alexandria; sisters: Arlene Tollefson of Montevideo and Lila Smith of WA; sisters-in-law: Marie Hovland of AZ and Janice Hovland of Montevideo; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Audrey in 2014; siblings; and many nieces and nephews.