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Cole S. Halland

November 01, 1985 - May 15, 2010


5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 in Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred ND.

10-11 a.m. Thursday, May 20 in Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred ND.

Prayer Service:

7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 in Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred ND.

Funeral Service:

11:00 Thursday, May 20 in Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred ND.


Valley City, ND.


Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred ND.

Cole S. Halland

November 01, 1985 - May 15, 2010


Cole Steven Halland, 24 of Valley City and also of Kindred, ND, died Saturday, May 16, 2010 in Valley City , ND .

Cole was born on November 1, 1985 in Fargo , ND to his parents Steven and Joan (Kapaun) Halland.  He was baptized and later confirmed at the Kindred Lutheran Church .

Cole attended Kindred Public School for grades K-12.  He was in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts as a youngster and also played little league baseball.  In junior high Cole was in wrestling, football and track.  While in high school he participated in band, FFA, baseball and his favorite sport – football.  As a senior he was the football captain and also a Region 1 first team lineman.

After graduating from Kindred High School in 2004, he enrolled at Valley City State University where he played football (#61) there for 4 years.  It was at VCSU that he met his many friends, coaches and players who were very important to him.  He enjoyed the game and loved the action of football – whether on offense or defense.

In the fall of 2008 for a coaching class he helped coach the defensive line at Maple Valley City under the guidance of his uncle Brett as the head coach.  In the fall of 2009 he coached the 5th and 6th grade football team at Maple Valley School where he showed incredible patience for his players.

Cole was a low-key witty person, the master of a good joke.  He could recall movie lines instantaneously and had an infectious laugh.  He and his cousins and other friends enjoyed being together – telling jokes and stories.  He played golf and softball and especially enjoyed hunting with his dad, uncles and cousins.

His survivors include his parents, Kindred, ND, sister Erin Halland, Valley City , ND ; his grandparents Elmer and Rita Halland, Tower City , ND, Paternal uncles and aunts: John Halland, Hunter, ND; Daniel (Gayle) Halland, Oriska, ND; Barb (Jerry) Spiekermeier, West Fargo, ND; Becky (David) Elbert, Fargo, ND; Kathy (Darrell) Holm, Valley City, ND; Vicki (Chris Erickson) Tower City, ND; and Neil Halland, Buffalo, ND; and 12 first cousins, Maternal uncle and aunts: Brett (Cindy) Kapaun, Tower City, ND; Pamela (Russell) Walcker, Finley, ND and Janice (Eldo) Beilke, Fargo, ND; and 6 first cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Donald & Jeanne Kapaun, Tower City , ND .

“One is not gone – who touched the lives of others in such a warm and caring way.

One is not lost – who warmed the lives of all around with freely given friendship.

One is not forgotten – who found the way to others’ hearts and mapped a route to love.”

The Funeral for Cole will be Thursday, May 20th, at 11:00am at the Kindred Lutheran Church , Kindred.  Visitation will be 1 hour before the funeral. The Prayer Service will also be at the Kindred Lutheran Church at 7:00pm on Wednesday, May 19th and visitation will be from 5:00-7:00pm. Burial will be in  Valley City , ND .



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  1. Sue Carlson says:

    Moorhead MN
    I am so sorry to hear of this terrible loss…I pray that peace will be with your family.

  2. Rena says:

    Richmond TexasMy deepest sympathy for the family. May the promises in the Holy Scriptures brings comfort to you. The Bible promises one day soon, “God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore” -Revelation chapter 21 verses 3,4. We yearn for the day to see our dear loved ones again. Jesus promises, “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out” – John chapter 5 verses 28, 29.

  3. Amanda Cole Voss says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss.

    Amanda Cole Voss
    KHS Class of ’83

  4. April Lane says:

    St. Paul MN
    I am shocked and sad at the loss of this young man. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I can remember him as a young boy. I am so sorry to the Halland Family for their huge loss.

  5. April Lane says:

    St. Paul MN
    I am shocked and sad at the loss of this young man. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I can remember him as a young boy. I am so sorry to the Halland Family for their huge loss.

  6. Charidy Mueller says:

    Moorhead Minnesota
    Steve, Joan, and Erin,

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Cole. It must be comforting to know that in your son’s short 24 years he was here he touched soooo many lives. I will always remember the happy go lucky little kid I use to babysit and just wish I would have gotten to know him as he grew into the fine young man he became. May God hold all of you in the palm of his hand and ease the pain and grief you have in your hearts. You are all in my prayers. Rest In Peace Cole.

  7. Vic & Karen Ertmann says:

    Hawley,M,N. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  8. Maranda McDougall says:

    Fargo, ND
    We will forever hold on to the great memories of you and keep you alive through them. There is no one that will ever wear an “ugly sweater” quite like you.

    There is no doubt that you are greatly missed…see you again someday Cool Whip.

  9. Wendy Burkhart Feotis says:

    West Jordan UtahHalland family,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time. Keep all your favorite memories and happy times with Cole close to your heart now and forever. May his memory be eternal.

  10. Marsha & Ted Reiter says:

    Hatton ND
    We didn’t know your son well, he lived with our son Scott in Valley City for a short time. Our sympathy and prayers go out to you and all your family at your loss. Pray God will be with you and see you through this time.

  11. David and Patsy Madsen says:

    Hunter ND
    We were so sorry to hear about Cole. We know how hard it is to lose a son. Our sincere and understanding sympathy to all of you.

  12. Michelle & Harley Blegen Family says:

    Kindred ND
    Joan, Steve, Erin- Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May the Lord give you strength and understanding. He shall guide your way.

    Cole was a precious gift and he will be missed dearly. So many laughs, smiles…..

  13. Jill Thoen Shorkey says:

    Chesaning MIDearest Hallands,
    What terrible news to hear! My memories of Kindred are all so fond and they always involve wonderful people like yourselves! Erin holding my music for pep band and Cole at the daycare! Mrs. Halland, I still can’t bring myself to call you Joan, but you are an incredible teacher, Mom and woman, my heart breaks for you and you all are in my prayers. Love to you all

  14. Gary and Darlene Christianson says:

    Vancouver WaWe were so sorry to here of your loss. Our prayers are with all.

    Love cousins
    Darlene and Gary

  15. Ben Eastley says:

    Bagley MnSorry for your loss, went up to visit family @ Arthur’s rest home, heard the bad news from Elmer. Our prayers go out to you, with deepest sympathies but I hope the memories and thoughts he left with you can still bring happy times. It was nice to chat with Grampa Elmer about the past.

  16. Tasha Horsley says:

    Tulsa OKI knew Cole from 2nd grade through 12th grade. I miss him dearly. He was such a happy, FUNNY guy in school…We all loved his jokes, especially when they interrupted Mrs. Hallands class. Their banter was hilarious. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I wish I could be there to show my love to you all.

    Tasha Horsley

  17. William & Brenda Gripentrog says:

    Watertown SDOur hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. We are so sorry for your loss.

  18. Rhonda (Akers) Young says:

    Fargo Dear Steve, Joan & Erin,

    My family has you in their thoughts and prayers. Hold the memories close of Cole’s smiles and know you don’t walk this path alone. Hold your friends and family close during this time. Take care of each other.

    Our Prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Rhonda & family

  19. jeri janakus (Von Bank) says:

    las vegas nvJoan and Steve, I am so sorry for your loss, that words cannot explain. I t is so sad to loose a family member and especially one so full of life. Please find strength in the great memories that you shared and know that Cole would like you to be happy and full spirited.
    Try to celebrate his life.

  20. Sharon & Brian Opdahl says:

    Grand Forks ND
    Joan, Steve, Erin and family,

    Our heart is heavy for you all. We know your pain must be unimaginable. Cling to the promises of our great Lord and He will give you the strength you need now and in the days to come. Psalm 18:2, “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” We are praying for all of you.

  21. Dane Grebel says:

    Valley City I offfer my thoughts and prayers to the Holland family. May God bless and comfort you all.

  22. JoDel Johnson says:

    Joan, Steve and Erin

    I am so sorry for your lose of a son, a brother and a friend. I remember him when I worked at the school. He was so well liked and funny. Just wanted to let you know that Cole will be missed in more ways then one.

  23. Lori Bybee says:

    Joan, Steve & Erin
    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lori

  24. Jason Pieper says:

    Albuquerque NMJoan, Steve, and Erin:
    My deepest sympathies and condolences on your loss of Cole. I’m sure my sisters, Molly and Peggy, would know Cole a little better than I do, but I haven’t forgotten how when Erin was little she called him ‘Cole Whip’. May God’s blessing and peace come upon you all.

    Jason Pieper

  25. Tom and Amy Milbrandt says:

    Tower City ND
    Cole, you will be missed greatly. You always had a smile on your face and brought so much laughter into the lives you have touched. I really got to know you at VCSU and when you become a fellow coach on our staff. The kids really looked up to you and we all loved ya. You will be missed buddy.

    Steve, Joan, Erin & family. Words cannot describe the pain in your hearts. Just know you have a lot of love and support from so many family and friends to help you through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  26. Sue & Wayne Triska says:

    Bismarck ND
    Dear Joan,Steve,, Erin, & family

    We are so sorry to hear about Cole. Our hearts go out to you! We can’t know what you are all going through, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. The days ahead will be hard but with the support of family and friends may it ease your pain just alittle. God bless you all!

  27. Ashley Boom says:

    Valley City North Dakota
    Marshall and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. Erin, if you need anything you know where to find us. Love you guys.

    Marshall and Ashley Boom

  28. Sherie (Aase) Reimche and family says:

    Burlington NSJoan and Steve our hearts are with you and deepest sympathies. You are in our prayers and know that God is with us all…

  29. Kristin (Fjelstad) McElmury says:

    Yorkville ILJoan, Steve and Erin, I am so sorry and saddened to hear of the loss of your son and brother Cole. I never knew Cole personally but I remember him running around and playing with his big sister Erin when they were just little peanuts. My heart aches for you and your entire family and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  30. Brenda (cole) Lang says:

    Harvey ND
    There are absolutely no words to make this time easier for you right now. Just hang on to all the thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

  31. Nancy Kittelson, Justin and Matthew says:

    Enderlin ND
    We extend our deepest sympathies to your family. Cole was Matthew’s coach for 5/6th grade football and Matthew wanted to let you know that Cole was a great coach who always encouraged them to do their best and to just have fun playing football. Cole touched their lives and will always be remembered. Our prayers are with your family.

  32. Larry and Elaine Kastrinos says:

    Fargo ND
    .Joan, We were saddened to here of the lost of your son. Our children talk of you often as you were one of there favorite teachers way back in the 80’s and 90’s. You have our deepest sympathy. The Kastrinos’

  33. Ronnette(Missy) Laude-Hervey says:

    Fargo ND
    I am so sorry for your loss. Though I only babysat Cole for a short time before moving from Kindred, it seems he grew up to be a greal role model just like his parents. My prayers are with your family.

  34. Justin & Jennifer Beto says:

    Walcott ND

    Joan, Steve & Erin

    We are so sorry for your loss. We did not know Cole very well but know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless your family

    Justin, Jen, Alexis Beto & Kaitlyn Haugen

  35. Nicole Olson & family/Barb Gendreau says:

    Valley City ND
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of need. May the Lord strengthen you at this time!!!!

  36. Donna Odegaard says:

    How sad to be saying goodbye to one of the happy people of this world. Cole will be remembered for many great things, but the first thing I think of is his cheerful and friendly demeanor, even to ‘old’ people!
    You will be flooded with prayers and sympathy to get your family through the tough times now and ahead. I add mine to the deluge–along with the” peace of Christ”.
    Love from Donna

  37. Bruce and Cyndi Stein says:

    Hankinson Joan and family,
    Please accept our love and support for your family. Be strong and have faith – We are praying for you. Joan, we know you and your family will find the strength to pull through. We are thinking about you .

  38. Desiree (Nordtvedt) Fuxa says:

    Walcott ND
    Joan, Steve, and Erin

    I am very sorry to hear about Cole. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this difficult time.

    God Bless you all!

  39. Zack-D.R.M.C. & T says:

    Halland Family
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Cole had a smile that you couldn’t help but smile back at. And his hearty laugh always made giggle along. May the memories help you through this time. T Zachrison

  40. Rachel Kotta says:

    Valley City ND
    I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man Cole. Even though I did not know you well, You made me smile. You will be greatly missed. Erin and family, I am saddend by not able to attend the celebration of Cole’s life with you on Wednesday or Thursday, but I am sending all my prayer to you. My deepest sympathy for your family. My your new gaurdian angel be there to guide you.

  41. Ryan Nelson says:

    Valley City ND
    Hallzy you were one of my best friends…there are not enough words to even begin to tell about all the great times we had. I will cherish the times that you and I had and the memories will be unforgetable. I miss you buddy…cya on the otherside my friend.

  42. Linda Davidson says:

    Moorhead MN
    Steve & Joan

    So sorry to hear about your son. Losing a loved one, (especially a child), is so hard. Our hearts go out to you and your family – God Bless

    Craig & Linda Davidson

  43. Jackie Von Bank says:

    Las Vegas, NVJoan, Steve & Erin,

    I am sooo sad to hear about Cole. I wish there were some words that could help ease the pain. You are in my prayers.

  44. KAREN SAUER says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know Cole but my daughter Julie went to school with him in Kindred and she talked about what a great guy he was. My heart goes out to his family.

    Karen Sauer

  45. Verna LaBounty says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you. We cannot express our sadness that the laughing boy who lived across the street is gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  46. Diane Burr says:

    I’m so saddened to hear of Cole’s passing. I so enjoyed Cole in the classroom, his laughter was infectious! He was a kind, kind spirit and he will be missed.

  47. Tammy Buhr Erickson says:

    Buffalo ndOur thoughts and prayers are with you. Cole will forever be a FB coach at Maple Valley.

  48. Bruce & Ramona Neva says:

    Sharon N. D.
    Our prayers & thoughts are with you at this time, just can’t imagine what you are going thru. Having all those unanswered questions,just want you to know you and your families are in our prayers.

  49. Tyler Doeling says:

    Carrington North Dakota
    I only knew Cole for a short time while I was at VCSU and Cole would always go out of his way to say hi to you, and was always sincere. Cole you will be missed bud. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  50. Pamela Steffen says:

    Morris, Illinois Cole you were always so much fun to be around. You had a smile and a hug for everyone. You will be missed and always remembered.

  51. Tim Hovet says:

    Bismarck Joan, Steve and Erin,
    I am so very sorry to hear about Cole. I have many fond memories of times spent over at the Halland house when the kids were little. I know nothing can be said or done to ease the pain but just wanting you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  52. Glynda Janz says:

    Mandan ND
    Joan, Steve and Erin – So saddened to hear of your loss of Cole. Our hearts are heavy for you and continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. It is very difficult to find the right words to say at a time like this. God Bless your family.

  53. Kyle Stewart says:

    Fargo, ND
    Keep on telling those jokes Cole, your family is in everyones thoughts and prayers.

  54. Kayla says:

    Valley City ND
    Holland Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. As everyone has stated he will be missed forever.. We will miss his SMILE and his hugs! My thoughts and prayers go out to the Holland Family and all of his many friends!

  55. John and Dianne Skauge says:

    Beltrami MnDear Red and Joan, Please accept our deepest sympathies. I can’t help but think about the times spent in the fishhouse with Cole. It was always nonstop laughter and wisecracks, that’s the way I’ll remember him.

  56. Stacy (Torgerson) Johnson says:

    fargo ndCole was such and amasing kid, I’m sooooo blessed to have known him and his family. I only wish that I would have had the chance to known him as an adult. I have so many great memories of him that I will cherish for ever. I was blessed to have know one of gods greatest creations and I will always remember his smile and his laughter. I do take some comfort in knowing that there is one more angel looking down and keeping watch. I will forever miss him and hold his memory close to my heart! Thank you Cole for all the laughs and the memories! You will forever be my Coley!

  57. Marie Astrup Olson says:

    Mahnomen MN
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this tough time. Take care of your selves all of you. My sympathies Marie

  58. Kathryn Lemm says:

    Jamestown ND
    Joan, Steve, Erin, and all Cole’s family,

    Words cannot convey the sympathies that I wish to send to you all at this time. My prayers are with you all.

    Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
    ~Matthew: 11:28

  59. Ed & Kathy Stahl says:

    Chandler AZ
    Joan, Steve, and Erin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. How we wish we could give you hugs at this time! May God be with you.

  60. Nick Wagner says:

    Valley City You always brought a smile to my face when I saw you, bud. Whether it be a witty comment or quick joke. God Bless you and your family.

  61. john and mona haugen says:

    We are so sorry to hear about your son’s death. It has to be the most sorrowful time to lose a child at any age. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  62. Toni Seidel says:

    Valley City Colzy, you will be missed by so many!!! You touchd so many peoples lives and we will never forget you!!!!!! Love you!

  63. Katie Baskin says:

    Austin MN
    As a part of the Kindred Elm Street family my heart is so sad and my prayers are with the Halland family at this time. Cole was a special man and he will always be remembered in the hearts of those who had the great pleasure of knowing him. I will continue to hold you all close in my heart as I am sure those in heaven are holding Cole.

  64. Peggy Lemer says:

    Harvey ND
    We’re thinking about you and pray that you will come through this tough time. I’m here for you if you need me…….your old college roommate!

  65. Shannon VanHorn says:

    Fargo Joan, Erin, and family,

    I am sooo sorry for the grief you are experiencing right now. While I didn’t have Cole as a student, I do remember seeing him smiling…always smiling… as he was in the halls. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God uplift you and carry you through this desert of grief and bring peace to you.


  66. Dan & Katherine McRoberts says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this very trying time.

  67. Sue Rau says:

    Napoleon ND
    My the Lord be with you and your family in these difficult times. Please accept my deepest and sincere sympathy

  68. Gregory Haglund says:

    Bradenton FLMy thoughts and prayers are with the family. May the Lord welcome Cole in loving arms.

  69. Beth Liudahl says:

    Kensal ND
    Dear Joan, Steve, and Family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. God bless you all. In deepest sympathy, Keith and Beth

  70. Amber Kracht says:

    Valley City ND
    I didn’t know Cole well, but he always had a smile when I saw him in class or on campus. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  71. Raylee Norton Vosburg says:

    Norfolk NEI know there is nothing anyone can say or do to make this time easier, but thoughts and prayers are sent your way.

  72. Jason Lindgren says:

    Valley City ND
    Our Prayers are with Cole’s family. We are always available and will miss Cole and his great laughter and infectious attitude. I never knew a bad moment when he was around, and softball won’t be the same.

  73. Jacinta David says:

    Valley City ND
    Cole was a dear friend and touched the hearts of many. I will miss you my friend.

  74. Candace Hochhalter says:

    To my dear, dear friends:
    Words cannot express how my heart aches for you. None of us can even fathom what you are going through–just know that we are all there for you when you need us.

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