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Robert K. Holmseth, 87

Feb 24, 2019

Robert K. Holmseth

Frost Robert K. Holmseth, age 87, of Frost, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Thorne Crest Senior Living in Albert Lea.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at United Lutheran Church in Frost, Rev. Arne Halbakken officiated. Burial was in South Blue Earth Cemetery, Seely Township. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com.

Robert was born on Oct. 30, 1931, in Frost, the son of Lawrence and Alma (Silrum) Holmseth. At a very young age his mother Alma passed away, and Lawrence married Clara Henderson, who raised the children as her own.

Robert attended country school District 117 of Frost. In 1953, he was drafted into the Korean War. He finished first of 28 in his platoon. He served as an army sergeant while stationed in Korea. Following the war, he owned a corn shelling business with his brother Laurice. He then worked at BENCO Electric as a foreman for 25 years.

Robert enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, and running daily until the age of 84.

Robert is survived by his wife, Idalice Holmseth, of Frost; children, Bruce (Ranette) Holmseth, of Shoreview, Gary (Darlene) Holmseth, of Blue Earth, and Lynn (Jeffrey) Stelzer, of Lakeville; brothers, Richard (Mavis) Holmseth, of Blue Earth, and Charles (Kay) Holmseth, of Blue Earth; sister, Jean Hougen, of Blue Earth; eight grandchildren, Jeff (Jenna) Holmseth, Kelly (Matt) Bohlig, Kristi Holmseth, Grant Holmseth, Riley Holmseth, Brianna Stelzer, Blake Stelzer, Zachary Stelzer; and four great-grandchildren, Carter, Braden, Jack and Nora.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Laurice (Nylene) Holmseth; and brother-in-law, Jerry Hougen.