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Bernard Hoidal Memorial

This scholarship is funded by close family friends of Bernie, who passed away in 2013, and goes to one Agriculture student and one Automotive student. Bernie farmed for several years and then built and operated a garage and gas station in Holloway for 10 years. After selling the station he worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for local road construction crews. He was a proud member of the 49ers union and received numerous awards and recongnitions for his dedicated union affiliation. He and his wife Helen also owned and managed Hoidal’s Trailer Court in Montevideo for 20 years. Bernie enjoyed traveling, camping, and summerime adventures. Bernie was a celebrated race car driver and loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. (Bernie’s daughther, Jeanne Cleary, is the Director of Nursing Simulation at Ridgewater).