Representative Hillman Howard Sersland View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/21/1985
Birth Place: Winneshiek County, Iowa
Birth County: Winneshiek
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 55 (1953) - 60 (1963)
Home County: Winneshiek
Hillman Howard Sersland
Winneshiek County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Hillman H. Sersland begs leave to submit the following Memorial:

Hillman H. Sersland was born August 10, 1906 in Winneshiek County. On August 28, 1929 he married the former Irene W. Olson of Decorah, to which union two sons and one daughter were born.

Mr. Sersland farmed and operated the Sersland Implement Company in Decorah; was an active member of the Washington Prairie Lutheran Church, where he held numerous offices; was a member and past president of the Winneshiek County Farm bureau; was a charter member and past president of the local Lion’s Club; was a member of the Winneshiek County Health Improvement board and Elks Club.

A Republican, Mr. Sersland represented Winneshiek County during the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth and Sixtieth Extra General Assemblies.

Hillman H. Sersland died October 21, 1985. He is survived by his wife, Irene, of Decorah; two sons; Howard of Decorah and Walter of Monona; his daughter, Marilyn Bostrom of West Union; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond of Decorah, Arnold of Mt. Vernon, Washington, and Kenneth of Madison, Wisconsin; two sisters; Agnes (Mrs. Orval) Seegmiller of Waterloo, and Florence Johnson of Decorah.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-second General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Hillman Sersland, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be I t Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.