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.

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  • Donna Milner says:

    Our prayers are with your family. I have fond memories of our times with your family.

  • Louise Newcomb says:

    I have so many great memories having worked for Garland and Ellen several years. He was a very generous and busy man – involved in many civic organizations. My prayers are for the family in this time of grief.

  • Brenda (Zimmerman) Strief says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to Ellen, Marcia and her family, Jeffrey and his family and Michelle and her family. His picture is how I will always remember him – with a warm and friendly smile. I am left with such fond memories of time spent with all of you. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Sheri Mahnke says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family. Much love in Jesus to all.

  • Letha Stagg Ottaway says:

    To your entire family our sincere condolences. Your Father was a friend of the youth of West Liberty and I personally will remember the times spent having pizza. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Nancy Wombacher says:

    So sorry to read of Garland’s death.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Nancy Wombacher

  • Ann Campbell says:

    Hearing this news brought back some memories of our children being in the youth group in church in Coralville, IA. A wonderful family.

  • Cathy Fountain says:

    Ellen and family,
    I remember Garland as being a great talker.
    You two would just hop in the car and go east to visit the grandkids over the weekend.
    Your memories will always be there.
    Ellen, I worked with you in Int Med. I remember the great twinkie cake that you’d make and bring in for potlucks.
    Take care,
    Cathy Fountain

  • Judy Bailey says:

    Just learned of Garland death as it was in the Ottumwa Paper. My mom, Charlotte Haselhuhn spoke fondly of Garland. I wonder if about the same age. He lived a long life. Take care and enjoy the memories. Your shirt sleeve relative in Iowa.

  • MARK SNAVELY says:

    “To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.” When God takes something from your grasp. He’s not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better.The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.”
    My prayers go out to you and your family…..Be Blessed

  • Betty Stewart says:

    Ellen and Family,

    I was so saddened to hear of Garland’s passing. I learned so much from Garland when I worked at your grocery store there in West Liberty. You and Garland have always been so kind to me and I truly respect you both. Ellen, I always enjoyed our little chats when we were working together in Internal Medicine. Thank you for your friendship and I wish only the best for you and your family during these difficult times.

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