Monday, March 23, 2009

Howard L. Holm, 1946-2009

Howard L "Howie/Buddie" Holm
Howard L. “Howie/Buddy” Holm, age 62 of Linwood Township, went to meet Jesus March 21, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. Howie was a dearly loved husband, father, step-father, grandpa, brother, neighbor and friend. Preceded in death by parents Howard and Evelyn and his best friend Kevin Sonsteby. Survived by wife Marie; children, Howie (Rachel), Laura (Bruce) VanHeel, Holly (Rick) Pergande, Jerald (Angela) Starks, Andy (Heather) Starks; 15 grandchildren; sisters, Carole, Darlene and Shirley; many other neighbors, family and friends. Howie spent most of his career life as a project engineer for Medtronic Inc. His first passion was to worship the Lord by serving on the worship team and in many other areas at Grace Evangelical Free Church. He particularly loved deer hunting and his annual Canadian fishing trips. He was a wonderful inspiration to his family and friends. Particular thank you to Pastor Daniel for being his friend and shepherd through the course of his illness and during the final hours with his family. A thank you also to the wonderful, compassionate care extended to Howie and his family by the Emergency Room and ICU staff at Fairview Lakes Hospital, Wyoming. Memorials preferred to the Grace Evangelical Free Church Building Fund. A Celebration of His Life will be held at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Crossroads Covenant Church, 17445 Notre Dame Street, Forest Lake. Visitation 4:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake and one hour prior to service. Interment at Linwood Township Cemetery.

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1 comment:

Ragazza Siciliana 78 said...

So sorry to hear of Howie's departure from this earth, but rejoicing that his body is completely healed to perfection in Jesus Christ and that he is in the presence of the Lord.