Obit: Hovland, Oscar (1894 1957)

Contact: Dolores


Surnames: Hovland, Perkins, Oldenburg, Olson, Clausen


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 3, 1957


Hovland, Oscar (22 December 1894 25 June 1957)


Funeral services for the Rev. Oscar Hovland, 64, who died June 25, in a hospital at Sacramento, Calif., were held at the Methodist Church, Merrillan, Sunday, June 30, with the Rev. Mr. Clausen, Wesleyan Methodist pastor, officiating. The Rev. Mr. Clausen is a retired pastor and former pastor of the Hovlands.


Oscar Hovland was born in Jackson County, at Northfield, where interment took place Sunday in the family lot. An ordained Wesleyan Methodist minister, he served pastorates at Marengo, Guthrie Center and Bristol in Iowa at Garden Valley Wesleyan Church near Hixton, and conducted services on many occasions in Merrillan.


Four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Hovland came to Neillsville, purchasing a home at 1411 Hewett, where they have resided since that time.  Before moving here Mr. Hovland was employed at the Nelson Muffler factory in Neillsville, and he continued in this work until hospitalized last winter.


Serving as pastor of the West Beaver Community Church, north of Loyal, for two and one-half years, and pastor of the Sherwood Community Church for three and one-half years, Mr. Hovland was forced to give up his pastorates when he became ill about six months ago.  Entering a hospital, he underwent major surgery, but continued in failing health. The latter part of May, Mr. and Mrs. Hovland decided to go to California to be near their daughter, Mrs. Eldred (Elvina) Perkins, of Sacramento.  A week ago, he suffered a relapse.


Mr. Hovland is survived by his wife Selma and by two daughters, Mrs. Perkins of California and Ellen, Mrs. Harold Oldenburg, of Norwalk.


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 11, 1957


Rev. Oscar Hovland was born in Northfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin December 22, 1894, and left his early abode June 25, 1957, at the age of 62.


Oscar was one of four children born to Hans and Anna Hovland, who with one sister preceded him in death. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  He leaves to mourn his wife, Selma, and two daughters, Elvina (Mrs. Eldred Perkins) of Sacramento, Calif., and Ellen, (Mrs. Harold Oldenburg) of Norwalk, Wis.; one brother, Melvin of St. Paul, Minn.; and one sister, Stella, (Mrs. Harold Olson ) of Milwaukee, Wis.; six grandchildren (one grandchild, Bobby Perkins, preceded him in death), and a host of relatives and friends.


Rev. Hovland was an ordained minister of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Wisconsin having held pastorates at Hillsboro, Richland Center, Beloit and Angelo, Wis.; Guthrie Center, Benexette and Marengo, Ia.  Before his death he was serving as pastor of the Sherwood Community Church. Through his entire ministry he loved souls into the Kingdom.  His life was one of close and sweet communion with his God.  Up to the last week of his illness he greeted each new day on bended knee before his Maker interceding for those whom he desired to see walking with God.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel