George William HolmGeorge William Holm, 93, of Cromwell died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in his home.
George William Holm, 93, of Cromwell died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in his home.
He was born Nov. 6, 1920 in Eagle Township to John and Tilda Holm.
He attended Eagle Lake School. In 1944 George was drafted in the Army during World War II. For his outstanding heroic service, he received a Purple Heart Medal. After the war he returned to Cromwell where he continued farming. On May 4, 1953 George married Gertrude Ehret. They made their home in Cromwell and together raised two daughters. George also operated his own sawmill for many years. In 1976 George and Trudy bought the Four Corners Store and operated it until the mid 1980’s. In addition to farming and operating the sawmill, George enjoyed driving school bus for the Cromwell school district.
George was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. He enjoyed wood working , especially making log-house bird feeders. George was blessed to have many good friends and was most grateful to his Tuesday morning breakfast group for their continuous friendship for so many years.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Trudy; brothers, John, Lawrence and Ray; sisters, Lillie Golden, Dorothy Grogaard, and Esther Broadway.
He is survived by two daughters, Carmen (Mike) Martin of Cromwell and Candace Holm-Anderson of Cloquet; sister, Elma Norris of California; two grandchildren, Rachel (Brian) Lind and Matthew (Susan) Martin; three great grandchildren, Alaina, Emerson, and James with another great grandchild due in April; special niece, Sandy Broadway of Studio City, Calif.; and other nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Cardinal Courts for the wonderful care and friendship they have provided to George.
VISITATION: 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell. Burial will be at Eagle Lake Cemetery, Eagle Township. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow in the church social hall. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com
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