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Robert A. Holland Dec. 26, 1919 - March 12, 2013

Robert A. Holland Dec. 26, 1919 - March 12, 2013

WILLMAR - Robert A. (Bob) Holland, 93, of Willmar, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Bethesda Pleasantview in Willmar. His funeral will be 11:00 am, Saturday, March 16th at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar,

Robert was born on December 26, 1919, in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Julius and Nora (Anderson) Holland. He grew up in Dovre Township on the farm and continued to work on the farm following his schooling. On October 5, 1940, he was united in marriage to Luella Severeide at the Crow River Lutheran Church parsonage. They farmed her parentÂ’s farm in Burbank Township, near Belgrade until 1955 when they moved into Willmar. Robert then went to work at Chappell Duct as a sheet metal worker, retiring in 1982.

He was baptized and confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar where he had been a trustee, usher and worked behind the scenes with whatever needed to be done. Robert and Luella were members of an RV travel club and enjoyed traveling as well as spending several winters in Arizona following their retirement. Robert also enjoyed tinkering and fixing anything he could get his hands onto, even while in the nursing home.

Surviving are his children, Sharon (and Dale) Latterell of Willmar; John (and Carol) Holland of Otsego; six grandchildren, Cynthia (and Randy) Twardy, Lisa (and Jim) Doering, Beth (and James) Young, Michael (and Dawn) Sankey, Tim (and Rhonda) Holland and Tom (and Jean) Holland; 14 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren; and his sister, Margaret Benson of Rochester.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Luella on February 23, 1997, son-in-law, Dennis Sankey, baby John Holland, and great grandchildren, Adam and Ashley Twardy.