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Michael Holtberg-Flyte

Michael Holtberg-Flyte

Sept. 29, 1954 - March 19, 2007

BELGRADE -- Michael "BOOB" Holtberg-Flyte, 52, of Silver Lake, formerly of Belgrade, died Monday at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today at Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Belgrade.

Arrangements are with Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson.

He was born Sept. 29, 1954, in Sauk Centre to Lawrence "Colonel" and Lorraine "Mavis" (Hakomaki) Holtberg. He grew up and attended school in Belgrade. He was the founder of "Star of the Flyte" rock and roll band, toured with the band, and performed with Tommy Tutone and Joan Jett.

After 20 years on the road, he moved to New Lisbon, Wis., and owned and operated the Flyte Haus roadside tavern. He moved to Silver Lake in 1992 and worked as the sound and light man for the Johnny Holm Band. He also worked at 3M, Hutchinson Technology, ADC, and Menards in Hutchinson. He retired in 2005 for health reasons.

He is survived by his mother: Lorraine "Mavis" Twit of Silver Lake; two brothers: Donald Holtberg of Hutchinson, Thomas Holtberg of Belgrade; and his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; and his stepfather: Jerome Twit.