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Ole Hadland, 86

Sep 9, 2012

Frost Ole Hadland, age 86, of Frost, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at United Hospital in Blue Earth.

Funeral Services were held Sept. 7, 2012, at United Lutheran Church in Frost. The Rev. Arne Halbakken officiated. Burial was in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service assisted the family with the arrangements.

Ole was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Bryne Norway, the son of Torvald and Nanna (Mellenstrand) Hadland. He was raised in Norway where he was baptized and confirmed at the Time Lutheran Church in Bryne. He was united in marriage to Tordis Rimestad on July 4, 1953, at Time Church. He came directly to Blue Earth in 1955 at the age of 29 and soon moved to Frost in 1957. Ole worked for the Faribault County Highway Department where he was a traffic sign painter and road stripe painter for many years. He retired in 1984. Ole and Tordis operated the Frost Mission Center for over 10 years and Ole volunteered many hours and made many donations to the mission work. He also sewed many items and sent truck loads of clothes to Nogales, Texas, and into Mexico. Ole is famous for distributing his hand made cross. His favorite hobby was going to the mission in Yuma, Ariz., for the winter.

Ole is survived by his wife, Tordis Hadland, of Frost; brothers, Kjell Hadland, Nils Hadland and Geir Hadland, all of Norway; and sister, Karen Norland, of Norway.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ragnae Hadland.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Faribault County Food Shelf.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com