Margie L. Holland, 89
Blue Earth Margie Lavon Holland, age 89, of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth, surrounded by her minister and family.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Arthur Keith officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Elmore. Visitation time was from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the church and one hour prior to services at the church. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Margie was born Dec. 9, 1922, in Pleasant Prairie Township, Martin County, the daughter of Fred H. and Mabel S. (Groth) Henke. She was raised and educated in Blue Earth where she attended schools. Margie was a lifetime member of Salem United Methodist Church (now Hope United Methodist Church) where she was baptized in 1923 and later confirmed. Margie was married to Gerhard H. Holland on Sept. 28, 1940, in Blue Earth. Margie was a homemaker and was very involved with the church where she was member of several circles and was a chaperone for a youth mission trip. She was a great cook, baker, loved to play cards with family and friends and was a wonderful flower and vegetable gardener. Her family was most precious to her.
Margie is survived by her sons, Greg (Diane) Holland, of?Blue Earth, and Bill Holland (special friend, Nancy Westerhause), of Osceola, Wis.; brothers, Harland (Shirley) Henke, of Farmington, and Bob (Marce) Henke, of Amarillo, Texas; brother-in-law, Harmon Wilke, of Knoxville, Iowa; sister, Maxine (Bob) Ikier, of Mankato; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gary, in 2003; two sisters, Lucille Pirsig and Arlene Wilke; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Pirsig.
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