Shirley A. Hofland, age 90 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. She was born on September 15, 1929 to Harry and Stella (Knotts) Teepell in Austin, MN. Shirley attended Freeborn Country School grades 1 – 8 and graduated from Austin High School in 1947. She received her Certificate of Baptism from St. Augustine Catholic Church on July 20, 1930. Shirley was married to Virgil Houff from 1948 – 1966 and to Robert Hofland from 1967 – 1976. Shirley was a Quality Control Inspector for Minnesota Tire and Rubber where she retired from in 1992.
Survivors include her four sons, Larry (Sharon) Houff, Richard Houff, Robert Houff and Michael Houff; one daughter, Lonnie Houff; seven grandchildren, Nicole (Kip), Angela (Ryan), Melanie (Joe), Joseph (Lee), Richard, Emily and Matthew; and two great-grandchildren, Miles and Xanden. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Stella Teepell; husband, Robert Hofland; one son, Bill Houff; siblings, Harry, Cleo, Gladys, and Jessie.
A private graveside service will be held later in the spring. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.
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