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Janice Hoiland

Jan 9, 2021

Aug. 15, 1947 – Jan. 3, 2021

Janice Hoiland, 73,

Glenburn, passed away on

Sunday, January 3, 2021,

at a Minot assisted living


Janice Katherine (Hal-

vorson) Hoiland was born

August 15, 1947 in Rugby,

ND first born to A. Mel-

ford and Theresa (Bisch-

off) Halvorson. Jan was

raised on the family farm

near Knox. She attended

Knox Public School and

graduated from Rugby

Public School in 1965.

She attended Valley City

State College. Jan worked

as a bookkeeper in Devils

Lake, Grand Forks and

Boise, ID. In 1976 she

moved to Minot to attend

Minot State College. Jan

began working at First

American Bank (Bremer

Bank), Minot, in 1978.

Jan met John Hoiland

on September 15, 1989 in

Richardton, ND. They

married on February 17,

1996 in Glenburn, ND.

Residing in Glenburn Jan

continued working at Bre-

mer Bank in Minot and

helped John with farming.

True to her faith Jan

was a member of Trinity

Lutheran Church where

she was involved

throughout different areas

of the church. Especially

the Roast Beef Dinners.

After retiring from in

2004 from Bremer Bank

Jan continued her hobbies

of reading, gardening and

collecting antique Fiesta

dishes. Jan continued her

love of helping people by

becoming the manager of

the Glenburn Food Pan-

try. Jan and John spent

many hours picking up

food in Minot and

delivery food basket. Jan

was involved in the Glen-

burn Lion’s Club and the

Glenburn Community

Development Corporation

where she served on the

board of directors and

treasurer of both organi-


In 2012, Jan was award-

ed the Renville County –

YWCA Woman of Distinc-

tion Award for her work

at the Food Pantry

Jan’s days were spent

walking and taking care of

her Chocolate Lab –

Butte. Butte was by Jan’s

side all the time including

sleeping with Jan and


Jan is survived by her

husband, John;

step-daughter, Lyndee

(Tyler) Heser, Williston;

step-grandsons, Teagan

and Holden, Williston;

sisters, Judith (George)

Railsback, Bismarck and

Karla (Douglas) Johanson,

Bismarck; brother, Mark

Halvorson, Bismarck;

sister-in-law, Debra Kunk-

el (Halvorson); special

nieces and nephews,

Brenda Halvorson, and

son, Ian, Hanford, CA

Joanne (John) Carillo and

girls Raylynn and Jana,

Templeton, CA, Sarah

(Logan) Reindel and chil-

dren Emma, Brently and

Henry, Bismarck, Nick

Railsback, Thomaston,

ME and Jake Railsback,

Bismarck, Katie Johanson

(Kevin Moore), Memphis,

TN, Mary Johanson,

Bismarck, Christopher

Johanson, Fargo, and Ra-

chel Johanson, Grand


Jan was preceded in

death by parents; broth-

ers, Bryon and Duane Hal-

vorson; and in-laws John

and Bernice Hoiland.

A memorial service

was held on Friday, Janu-

ary 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. at

Trinity Lutheran Church

in Glenburn. The service

will be video recorded for

the public to view and

can be accessed by going

to YouTube


Visitation was on

Thursday, January 7, 2021

from 4-6 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home in Minot. In

lieu of flowers the family

requests memorials to

Glenburn Food Pantry,

Trinity Lutheran

Church-memorial fund or

the Metigoshe Ministries.

Those wishing to sign the

online register and share

memories may access the

online obituaries section