Harvey Hoiberg, 100
Harvey Hoiberg, 100, of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away Friday, December 2, 2022 at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.
Harvey Rudolph Hoiberg was born October 30, 1922 in McVille, ND, to Iver and Clara (Jacobson) Hoiberg. He grew up on a farm near Pekin and graduated from high school there before being drafted into the Army in 1944. He served in the Army Engineer Corp during WWII. He spent two years in Germany and was involved in the Battle of the Bulge and saw Buchenwald Concentration Camp shortly after it was liberated by American Forces. Upon returning home, he married Donna Mae Arlien on December 7, 1946 in Gary, MN. They made their way to Minneapolis where he went to telegrapher training and began working for the Sante Fe Railroad in Kansas. After location and railroad changes, Harvey retired in 1982 after 35 years of service on the railroad.
His second career began when Harvey accepted Christ as his Savior in 1968 and began working in Ministry. The voice of God was very real to him and he was ordained in October of 1982. He and Donna started Christian Fellowship Groups in Moorhead, MN and Steele, ND. Together, they also started the Living Water Church in Neilsville, MN. After moving to East Grand Forks, he pastored Kongsvinger Lutheran Church in Oslo for 16 years, retiring in 2012 at age 90.
Harvey loved teaching the bible and playing gospel songs on his guitar, especially with his wife. Together they also worked as photo retouchers for various studios for 35 years. He was a good provider for his parents, wife, and family. He and Donna adopted four children. They also opened their home to many foster children over the years. He loved the Lord and his family.
He is survived by his wife of (4 days short of )76 years, Donna Hoiberg of East Grand Forks; four children, Robert Alan (Diana) Hoiberg of East Grand Forks, Julie Kay (David) Jones of Falling Waters, WV, Angela Dawn (Dale) Stewart of Grand Forks, and Melissa Ann (DJ) Jones of East Grand Forks; grandchildren Kelli Bowen, Keith Hoiberg, Jennifer Harrison, Jordan Goering, Ethan Goering, Caitlin Goering, Tyler Jeffrey, Wade Jeffrey, and Lindsay Jones; and great-grandchildren John, James, Morgan, and Riley. He was preceded in death by his parents Iver and Clara, and sister Ardith (Vernon) Braaten.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 AM, Monday, December 12, 2022 at Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN, 56721. Funeral Service will be live-streamed on Harvey’s page at www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
VISITATION: 1 hour prior to the funeral on Monday
BURIAL: Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, Fertile, Minnesota
MILITARY HONORS: Will be rendered at the funeral home immediately following the funeral service by the MN National Guard, East Grand Forks American Legion Post #157, and VFW Post #3817.
ONLINE GUESTBOOK: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, MN
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