|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1926|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 2004|
KASSON -- The funeral for Arnold V. "Hap" Holtan will be at 2 p.m. Monday at South Zumbro Lutheran Church in rural Kasson.
Mr. Holtan, 77, died Thursday (March 18, 2004) at Rochester Methodist Hospital.
He was born April 11, 1926, at Salem Township in Olmsted County. He grew up on the family farm in Olmsted County and attended rural school. He married Verla Nielsen on Sept. 4, 1949, at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester. After their wedding, the couple lived in Rochester, where he was employed at Mayo Clinic. He worked there for 37 years, retiring in 1988. In April 1955, the family moved to their present farm home in Salem Township. In addition to working at Mayo Clinic, he also farmed.
He was a longtime member of East St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Rock Dell, where he ushered for many years. He was most recently a member of South Zumbro Lutheran Church. His interests included his faith, family, farming, friends, old-time music, dancing and the Minnesota Twins.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Randy (Cindy) and Alan (Kathy), both of Rochester; one daughter, LuAnn (Tedd) Gilkison of Kasson; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey (Betty) Holtan of Rochester and Melroy (Ardith) of Menahga, Minn. He was preceded in death by one brother and one granddaughter.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville, until 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ed Palmer Holtan (1900 - 1961)
Agnes Bertha Larson Holtan (1897 - 1979)
East Saint Olaf Lutheran Church Cemetery
Created by: Bob & Sandi Hamilton
Record added: Apr 22, 2008
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