Friday, March 30, 2007

LeRoy Eivind Holten

The ForumPublished Friday, March 30, 2007

LeRoy Eivind Holten, 73, Moorhead, died Thursday, March 29, 2007, in MeritCare Palliative Care Unit, Fargo.

Mr. Holten was born May 17, 1933, in Duluth, Minn. He graduated from Fergus Falls (Minn.) High School in 1951. In 1953, he earned a degree in auto mechanics from North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton. From 1953 to 1955, he served in the U.S. Army. He was an Army Reservist for eight years.

On Oct. 5, 1957, he married Vivian Sternberg in Fergus Falls, where they lived. He operated Holten Lumber and Hardware there with his father. He expanded the business to Dalton, Minn., and operated a Behlen dealership. In 1972, he and his wife moved to Bozeman, Mont., where he worked for Brennen-Dorn Implement. In 1974, they moved to Rochester, Minn. He worked for Lampert Yards in Cannon Falls, Minn. In 1975, they moved to Moorhead, where he worked for Steiger Tractor. He later worked for Duo Fast of North Dakota as a salesman. From 1988 to 1992, he worked for Meeks Lumber, Rocklin, Calif. He then earned his insurance license and worked part time for Moorhead Insurance Agency until he retired.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Steve (Dianne), Crystal Lake, Minn., Kurt, Isanti, Minn.; three daughters, Kathy (Blaine) Gerlach, Moorhead, Patty (Jack) Gerberding, Neche, N.D., Pam (Roy) Musland, Jamestown, N.D.; a sister, Gloria Sheils, Fergus Falls; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday from 5 to 7, with a prayer service at 7, and Tuesday from 1 to 2 in Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls.

Funeral: Tuesday at 2 in the funeral home.
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery.
Online: http://www.glendenilson/ .com


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