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Funeral services will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM (Mountain).

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Philip, South Dakota

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 2:30 p.m.
Milesville Cemetery
Milesville, South Dakota
A visitation will be held one hour preceding the services at the church.

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In memory of

Glen A. Hovland

of Rapid City formerly of Milesville, South Dakota, died on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospice House in Rapid City at the age of 72

Glen A. Hovland was born January 11, 1948, in Philip, South Dakota, the second of seven children born to Rueben and Rue Adene (Kulvik) Hovland. He grew up seven and a half miles east of Milesville. He received his education at King Rural School and later Philip High School, graduating in 1966. During his school years, Glen was active in 4-H.

After high school he attended college at Black Hills State, later transferring to South Dakota State University, graduating in 1971. While in college, Glen was active in ROTC. The summer after graduation, Glen spent three months at Fort Benning, Georgia, for Infantry Officers Basic Course. Upon completion of the training, Glen returned to Milesville where he operated a ranch a half-mile east of Milesville. He later leased his land and worked for various people throughout the years.

In 1997, Glen began writing a book “Crazy Kids and Good Ol’ Boys” finishing it in 2005. Due to health reasons, Glen moved to Rapid City, where he has since resided.

Survivors include three brothers Allen Hovland of Milesville, Wade (Susan) Hovland of Hartford, and Vern (Angi) Hovland of Edgemont; three sisters Ruby (Alvin) Pearson of Philip, Grace (Paul) Bushall of Elephant Butte, New Mexico, and Laura Krueger of Akron, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law Mike Krueger.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip with Pastor Ray Greenseth and Pastor Gregory Hinners officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 at the Milesville Cemetery.

A reception will follow the graveside service at the Milesville Hall.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 1:00 p.m.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Philip, South Dakota

Pastor Ray Greenseth
Pastor Gregory Hinners

Marilyn Millage - Pianist
Congregational Hymns
"Amazing Grace" - #509
"I'm But a Stranger Here" - #515

Allen Hovland - Wade Hovland - Vern Hovland
Alvin Pearson - Paul Bushall - Miles Hovland

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 2:30 p.m.
Milesville Cemetery
Milesville, South Dakota

Will follow the graveside service
at the Milesville Hall.

  • Remember the good times and always keep them in your heart. Prairie prayers from Plainview coming your way. ~ Jim and Vonnie O’Dea Howes, SD (9/9/2020)
  • Thoughts and prayers to the Hovland family. Many memories of getting together as well as helping with the bull sales. ~ Kevin and Lori (Quinn) Bierwagen Sioux Falls, SD (9/7/2020)
  • Our thoughts and Prayers to the Hovland family. God Bless ~ Ralph & Cathy Fiedler Sturgis, SD (9/7/2020)
  • We are so sorry to hear of Glen's passing. Fond memories of all of you on the ranch.. We send our love and hope all of you find peace. ~ Ron and Marcy Hoffman Westfield, Iowa (9/7/2020)
  • Sorry to hear of Glen's passing! Had many a visit with him!! ~ Joe Millage Philip,SD (9/7/2020)
  • We are thinking of you folks during this difficult time, hold on to all the memories. He is in a better place. ~ Les & Joann Pearson Philip, SD (9/6/2020)
  • thoughts and prayers to all. hold the memories close ~ Joann Stark Sergeant Bluff, IA (9/6/2020)
  • Hovland Family,
    I want to express my sincere sympathy in the loss of Glen. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Take care & God Bless!
    ~ Jim Ahart Alcester, SD (9/5/2020)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God hold you close during this sad time. Hugs to you all. ~ Rick and Nancy (Pekron) Ehrhardt Brandon SD (9/5/2020)
  • sympathy and prayers to the family and friends ~ Donna Bodkin Craven (9/5/2020)
  • Rest in Peace Glen ~ Pat Quinn Centennial CO (9/4/2020)