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Oliver Hadland

June 09, 1923 - June 10, 2011


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Funeral Service:

1 PM Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Oliver Hadland

June 09, 1923 - June 10, 2011


Oliver Hadland, age 88, of Fargo, died on June 10, 2011 at Sanford Hospital.

Ollie was born to Oliver and Agnes Hadland on June 9, 1923. He graduated from Central High in Grand Forks and went on to Dunwoody, before being drafted into the army from 1943 – 1946. He was a member of the American Legion for over 60 years. He worked for Northwestern Bell as a transmission engineer. 

He married Sadie Zeman on May 10, 1947. Together they enjoyed roller skating and bowling. Ollie was a quiet and reserved man who enjoyed music, photography, computers and was quite a handyman.

Those who are left to remember his life, are his wife of 64 years, Sadie; son, Doug of Lompoc, CA; daughters, Shelley (Wayne) Gerlitz of Deer River, MN; and Jackie Hadland of Grand Rapids, MI; and son Rick (Kathy) Hadland of Kindred, ND; nine grandchildren – Denielle, Stephanie, Joe, James, Kristen, Kim, Brent, Rachelle, and Roderick; 11 great grandchildren; and a sister, Marlene Menge of CA. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Joseph; grandson, Eric; and brother, Harvey.


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  1. Nadine & Chuck Baker says:

    Deer River MN
    Shelley, Wayne & Family,
    I hope the words that I might say
    Could ease your pain in some small way, May every thought sent to you
    Give you strenght to see it through.
    With heartfelt thought.
    Nadine & Chuck

  2. susanne says:

    Fargo I want to send my condolences to the Hadland family through this difficult time. Cherish the lifetime great memories with Ollie.

  3. Bekki Majerus says:

    Fargo ND
    My fondest memories waitressing will always be of you and Ollie and the friends and family you surrounded yourselves with.
    No words can take away the sorrow of losing a loved one, but the grace of God can help us focus on happy memories and the truth that Ollie is at peace with the Lord.
    God Bless,

  4. Sandy Schulz (Gerlitz) says:

    Blue Springs, MOSadie, Shelley, Wayne and families. I’m so glad that the funeral home provides this service. That is a wonderful picture of Ollie. Sorry I can’t be there. But you are all in my prayers. Love, Sandy

  5. Patrice Parsons says:

    Shelley and family, feeling your loss. It’s hard to let go, but trust the suffering is no more. “Each loss is gain if day by day He takes the place of all He takes away!” Sending you prayers of comfort!

    Love, Chuck and Patrice

  6. James Tinghitella says:

    My deepest condolences to you. Although the past few years were tough on Grandpa and you, its for the best that he’s not suffering any longer. It must be tough to lose the love of your life, however he is in a better place, and lived a long wonderful life.
    Sorry I couldn’t make it to Fargo, I hope to see you soon. I’ll call you next week when things settle down.

  7. Roger and Mary Normandin says:

    Mankato MN
    Our sincere sympathy to Shelley, Wayne, and all the family. It must have been very hard to watch your loved one decline these past years. Your memories of your dad will become more clear and precious as time goes by. Trust in the Lord and rejoice that you were blessed to be part of the life of this wonderful man.

  8. E. John Carlson & Brenda Carlson says:

    Oxbow ND
    Dear Sadie & Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Ollie was a great guy and did not deserve this terrible affliction in his retirement years. It was hard on all of you and we thought of you often. Ollie is whole now and with his Lord and we take comfort in knowing that. God bless you all.

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