Dirk Hoogland, 82, Daphne, Ala.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Funeral services for Dirk Hoogland, age 82, of Daphne, Ala., will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Hollandale Reformed Church. The Rev. Mark Volkers will officiate. Interment will be in Hollandale Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Dirk died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, in Alabama.

Dirk Hoogland was born June 23, 1921, in Marrum, the Netherlands, to Dirk and Antje (Jensma) Hoogland. He and his family immigrated to the U.S. in 1923, where they were among the first settlers of Hollandale, which had been reclaimed from swampland. Dutch families were brought in because of their lowland farming experience in the Netherlands.

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Dirk married Luella Veldman of Hollandale in 1946. She died in 1948 of cancer at the age of 18. In 1950, he married Nadean Algie of Ellendale. They were later divorced. In 1965, he married Helga Krampe of Badenweiter, Germany. They were also divorced. Dirk was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army Engineer Corps for 23 years, stationed in many U.S. bases, Alaska, Germany and France. After his retirement as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1967, he worked in civil service for 17 years, retiring at Fort Monroe, Va. Dirk later lived in Charleston, S.C., before moving to Daphne, Ala., in 2001.

Survivors include daughters: Amanda and husband Dennis Allen of Daphne, Ala., and Pati Shafer of Richmond, Va.; son, Charles and wife L’Myra Hoogland of Owatonna; grandchildren: Megan Hoogland of Mankato, Ellen Hoogland of Burnsville, Ben Hoogland of Mankato, Matt Allen and Libby Allen of Daphne, and Holli Shafer of Richmond; great-granddaughter, Isabella Hoogland of Mankato; and many nieces and nephews.

Dirk was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Case of Hollandale, John of Ruston, La., and Bob of Faribault; and nephew, Richard Hoogland.