Walter E. Holm and Michael N. Holm
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday May 9, 2014 at St. Catherine’s Church with prayer service at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral will be Saturday May 10, 2014 at 10:00 at St. Catherine’s Church with Monsignor Dennis Skonseng presiding. Burial will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.
Walter Ervin Holm, 87, of Valley City, ND died May 6, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Valley City, ND. Walter was born October 28, 1926 to John and Victoria (Schiele) Holm. After graduating from St. Catherine’s High School he served in the Army until his return to farming in Norma Township. He was united in marriage to Orlys Nelson on February 28, 1949. They made their home on the farm in Norma Township until they moved to Valley City in 1994. Walter moved to the Legacy Assisted Living in 2010 and then in January 2014 resided at the Sheyenne Care Center.
Walter was very active in his community with involvement as a 4H leader, township board, founding member of the Fingal Wildlife club, rural fire department, life member of the Eagles, Winter Show, Barnes County Housing Authority, Barnes County Historical Museum, Nearly Nu, Knights of Columbus, American Legion.
Walter is survived by his daughters Patricia Johnson, Victoria (Roger) Griffin, Jennifer (Gary) Peterson, Catherine (Patrick) Keogh, Angela (Tod) Rohde, and son Christopher (Valerie) Holm. 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Orlys, his sons Michael and Paul and granddaughter Mylena Chavez, his parents and sisters, Dorothy Storbeck, Lucille Kunze, Evelyn Grant and brother Clarence Holm.
Michael Holm died Sept. 18, 2013 near Beaumont, TX as a result of an automobile accident.
He was born Nov. 13, 1950 in Valley City, ND to Walter and Orlys (Nelson) Holm. He graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in 1968 and then attended NDSU where he was a member of ROTC. He graduated from Valley City State University with a history major. He sold insurance for a time before moving to Texas and then worked in the construction industry. He was living in San Antonio, TX at the time of his death.
Mike was survived by his son Walter, San Antonio, TX; his father Walter Holm, Valley City, ND; siblings, Pat Johnson, Jennifer (Gary) Peterson, Angie (Tod) Rohde, and Chris (Valerie) Holm all of Valley City, ND, Victoria (Roger) Griffin, Mandan, ND, and Cathy (Pat) Keogh, Fargo, ND, his sister-in-law, Melissa Ann Holm, Dover, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his mother, Orlys Holm, his brother, Paul Holm, and his beloved daughter, Lini.
In lieu of flowers or plants the family prefers memorials to St. Catherine’s School – Valley City or to the charity of your choice.