Published On: Wed, Nov 9th, 2011

Obituary – Irvin Holm

HARTINGTON — Irvin Holm, 93, Hartington, died Nov. 5, 2011, at his residence. He is the husband of Clarice.
Visitation will be Nov. 9, from 5-8 p.m., with a prayer service and Masonic Services by the Wausa Lodge #251, at 7 p.m., at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington. Visitation will continue Thursday at the church one hour prior to services.
Funeral Services will be Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hartington, with the Rev. David Lund officiating.
Burial will be at the Coleridge City Cemetery, Coleridge.

Pallbearers will be Iver Lien, Ron Bardal, Gene Bardal, Dave Bardal, Curtis Bardal, Dave Peterson, Ed Peterson and Gary Graham.
Honorary pallbearers will be Arnold Anderson, Gilbert Brummels, John Grindvold, Duane Larsen, Lyle McInnis, Gordon Yunker, Jim Specht and Merlin Evans.
Irvin Holm was born on the family farm July 29, 1918, in Fortuna, N.D., to Ingebright K. and Gertrude (Lund) Holm. He was baptized Dec. 15, 1918, and later confirmed at Writing Rock Lutheran Church, Alkabo, N.D. Irvin attended Writing Rock Grade School then helped his dad farm. In May 1942, he joined the U.S. Army. He was in the 7th General Hospital Medical Corp stationed at Fort Grant, Ill., then went to Fort Andrews at Boston, Mass. Irvin was shipped to Brisbane, Australia July 1943, on the USS Comfort, then to a different island prior to going to New Guinea. Plans were to be home for Christmas, but the boat motor blew and they were delayed a week. He returned to Camp Stoneman, Calif., and was discharged at Fort Lewis, Wash. Irvin was married to Clarice Graham Jan. 24, 1946, at the Thorndike Hilton Chapel, Chicago, Ill. Irvin and Clarice farmed in North Dakota for two years after their marriage prior to moving to the Hartington area. Irvin retired from farming in 1987 and then they moved into town.
Irvin was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served as a council member; a member of the Wausa Masonic Lodge #251; the Order of the Eastern Star Miriam Chapter 175, Laurel; and the Sons of Norway, Yankton, S.D. He was a former Pearl Creek Country School Board member and Cedar County Historical Society Board member. He was also a former 4-H leader.
Irvin cherished his time with family and friends.
Irvin is survived by his wife, Clarice, Hartington; three children Cheryl Holm, Anoka, Minn.; Sheila Holm, San Diego, Calif.; Keith and wife, Shelly Holm, New Braunfels, Texas; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Allison Holm; sister, Josephine Stockman, Williston, N.D.; and sister-in-law, Evis Olson, Walla Walla, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph and Cornwall; and sisters, Pauline Pope, Gudrun Lien, Ella Bardal and Clara Pederson.