Obituary Record

Herbert A. Hjortsvang
Died on 4/10/2001


Buried in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Boomer Township

Published in Enterprise on 13 April 2001


Herbert A. Hjortsvang, 77, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, died April 10, 2001, at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 12, at St. John Lutheran Church with the Rev. E.A. Hering and the Rev. Roger Prescott, pastor of visitation, officiating. Interment was at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Boomer Township, with military rites conducted by American Legion Rainbow Post No. 2.

Herbert A. Hjortsvang was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Chicago to A.V. and Agnes (Jensen) Hjortsvang.

He lived in Fremont for five years, lived in Omaha for 25 years and in Underwood for seven years before he moved to Council Blufffs 13 years ago. He graduated from Calumet (Ill.) High School in 1942 and from Dana College in 1950. He received a master's degree from Creighton University.

On Dec. 20, 1950, he married Alvina L. Larsen.

Mr. Hjortsvang served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II. He worked for 23 years as a teacher and administrator at Boys Town, administrator at Masonic Eastern Home for Boys in Fremont and worked for the Iowa Department of Human Services in Glenwood for five years.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, American Legion Rainbow Post No, 2, the Danish Brotherhood in America, Jennie Edmundson Auxiliary, Heartland Hosts, Danish American Venelyst Club, and the Pottawattamie County Historical Society. He was a volunteer for the Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Western Historic Trails Center.

He is survived by his wife, Alvina, a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gary Repair of Omaha, a son, Paul Hjortsvang of Ellsworth, five grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials are suggested to the church or to Dana College.

Belford-O'Neill Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 4/13/2001