Garland E. Haselhuhn
March 26, 1920 ~ September 27, 2013
Garland E. Haselhuhn, 93, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of West Liberty, IA, went to the loving arms of His Lord Jesus, Friday, September 27, 2013 at his home.
Visitation will begin at 5pm, Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, with family present. A Prayer service will begin at 7pm. Funeral services will be 9am, Thursday, October 3, at Hope Community Church, Sioux Falls, with Rev. Mike Gaudet officiating. Burial will be Thursday, October 3, at the North English, IA Cemetery.
Garland was born in Dallas, IA, March 26, 1920, a son of Frank and Inice (Lancaster) Haselhuhn. He was married to Ellen Mae Martin, May 21, 1950.
He was a 1938 graduate of Dallas/Melcher High School, and later attended Central College in Pella, IA. He owned Garland’s Super Value grocery store and Garland Pizza – a place for the youth and families of West Liberty. He later worked as the assistant business manager of the Iowa Security Mental Facility, was a member of the Iowa realtor’s association in Iowa City and worked for the USDA, until the age of 80. Garland loved his family & loved to help people in the community.
Garland served in World War II as an Army officer aboard Liberty ships and was in charge of the cargo these ships held. He helped to found and build Faith Baptist Church in West Liberty, IA, was a member of Bethany Baptist church in Iowa City and later, Hope Community church in Sioux Falls, SD. Garland served in several civic organizations, Lions, American Legion and was a distinguished recipient of the Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Fellow award. He could also be found as a chaperone on many West Liberty Band trips and school dances. Garland also helped to build the West Liberty Community Country Club.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Ellen, two daughters: Marcia (Mike) Gaudet of Sioux Falls and Michelle (Douglas) Young of Overland Park, KS; a son, Jeffrey (Shelly) of Humboldt, IA; a brother Merle of Adel, IA; and seven grandsons: Gavin Gaudet of Sioux Falls, Eric (Beth) Young of Kansas City, MO, Evan (Brianna)Young of Platteville, WI, Jarod of Mason City, IA, Jason, Jesse, and Jonah Haselhuhn of Humboldt, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and two brothers.