Roger A. Hofslien, 84, died Wednesday May 15, 2019 at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua. He was born February 12, 1935 to Herman and Myrtle (Monson) Hofslien in Coon Township, Vernon County. Roger was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Esofea and graduated from Westby High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1957 and was named the “outstanding trainee” in basic training. Roger designed boxes for Tonka Toys and then worked for St. Regis Box Company in Minneapolis, retiring at age 62 in 1998. He bought a motorhome and traveled to Alaska. He loved fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and watching the Packers. Roger moved to Greenwood, WI (Mead Lake) in 2000. We would like to thank his lake friends, Steve, Terry, Dave and Dean for all they did the last 4 months. Roger was a member of the Coon Valley American Legion Post #116.
Survivors include his brothers, David (Elaine) Hofslien of Yuma, AZ and Daniel (Judy) Hofslien of Chaseburg and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Howard (Mary) and George (Rachel); a niece, Jenny and a nephew, Andrew.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday May 22, 2019 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Esofea. Rev. Pete Beckstrand will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given to the Coon Valley American Legion Post #116 or Bethany Lutheran Church.
The family would like to thank Norseland Nursing Home and Vernon Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care.
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