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Joanne Holl

April 24, 1930 — March 21, 2015

Joanne Margaret Holl, 84, passed away as a result of metastatic breast cancer on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at her home in Hoffman, MN. Visitation will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church Chapel on Friday, March 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 28 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Nathan Thompson officiating. Burial/Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery. The Erickson-Smith Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.

Joanne was born in Dunlap, IA to William and Margaret (Roush) Rosenow on April 24, 1930. She attended Estherville High School and graduated in 1947. She went on to earn a degree in bookkeeping from Estherville Junior College and worked at a Dodge-Plymouth Agency in Estherville and later at Iowa Guaranty Inc. On April 1, 1950 she married Wayne Holl who had returned from military service and was working on a farm. Following marriage, they found a farm to their liking in the Hoffman area and soon were a busy part of the community. As their three children grew, Joanne found time for leadership in Scouts and 4-H Club. Looking to the future for their children's college education with their youngest in fifth grade, Joanne entered Alexandria Technical College and earned her accounting degree. After working for many years at an accounting firm in Alexandria, she took a year of leave from work then chose to open her own Joanne M. Holl Accounting firm in Hoffman. Joanne was an active member of the Lions Club for many years and received the Melvin Jones Fellow Lions Clubs International Foundation Award for dedicated humanitarian services. She served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Hoffman Good Samaritan Center. She received Woman of the Year Award in 1978 from the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Club. She served on the Grant County HRA Board and was also active with the Hoffman Senior Citizens. She was an active member of Lands Church and then Messiah Lutheran Church when it was formed. Joanne found much joy in spending time with family at her cabin on Otter Tail River, visiting and playing cards with friends, playing bingo on Friday evenings, and occasionally attending Twins games at Target Field. She was an especially avid reader and enthusiastic Vikings football fan. She was devoted to her various pet cats over the years. Joanne is preceded in death by her husband Wayne, her parents William and Margaret Rosenow, great granddaughter Crystal, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Joanne is survived by: Sister Norma Jeanne Cannady and brother-in-law Gary Ruehmann of Richville, MN; sister-in-law Betty Holl of Spirit Lake, IA; Children Gordon Holl (& Marquetta) of Nicholasville, KY; Mark (Katherine) Holl of Burnsville, MN; and Cynthia (Charles) Edelen of Lakeville, MN; Grandchildren Melissa (Tim) Lupu of Oklahoma City; Krista (Steven) Cassell of Lexington, KY; Andrew (Erin) Holl of Lakeville, MN; Samuel Holl (& Katrisha) of North St. Paul; Randall (Angelina) Holl of New York City; Stephanie Lindquist (& Howie) of Hudson, WI; and Kelly Byrd (& Vinni) of St. Paul, MN; Great Grandchildren Dylan, Madison, and Lincoln; Caitlyn; Alex, Annika, and Amelia; Kayla (& Jason), Tatiyana, Anastasia, and Blake; and Braxton; Great Great Grandchild Nolan; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joanne's name may be made to an organization of your choice. Condolences may be left in Joanne's online guestbook at www.EricksonSmithfFH.com. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Knute Nelson Hospice, Messiah Lutheran Church, Pastor Nathan, Hoffman Lions Club, Bethany Home, doctors and nurses at Sanford Broadway Clinic and Douglas County Hospital, family, and friends.
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Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Hoffman 103 7th Street North Hoffman, MN US 56339

Previous Events

Visitation
Friday, March 27, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Messiah Lutheran Church

502 Kentucky Avenue
Hoffman, MN 56339

Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Service
Saturday, March 28, 2015
11:00 AM
Messiah Lutheran Church

502 Kentucky Avenue
Hoffman, MN 56339

Visitation one hour prior to the service.

cemetery
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Bethel Lutheran Cemetery

Hoffman, MN

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