March 13, 1939 – Friday, October 12, 2012
Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church-Rockford
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
AT THE FUNERAL HOME IN BUFFALO
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Robert Lee Holslin age 73, of Rockford, Minnesota passed away peacefully at his home October 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving family after many years of health issues. Throughout this long battle he never lost his positive attitude or his great sense of humor.
Born, one of four children to Edward and Alatha (Prickett) Holslin, he was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Bob was raised on the family farm on Frog Lake, south of Alberta. He attend the Alberta School and went on to get his auto-body training from the Hennepin Technical School. Following his career interests, he spent many years as an employee of International Harvester and retired after ten years at the Buffalo Cenex Station.
He loved his family deeply and spending time with the little ones brought him extreme joy. He was known for his collector vehicles and was a member of “The Wright County Car Club” where he had many friends and enjoyed many good times.
On March 21, 1959, after a couple years of dating, Bob married “The Love Of His Life” Ethel Louise Lewis and to this union were born five children: Michael (Jean) of Hanover, Jean Hogue of Rockford, Cheryl (Ted) Perry of Raymond, Karen (Joe) Drusch of Howard Lake and Nancy (Doug) Naglich of Milaca. Bob is also survived by a brother, Elbert of Alberta, a dear sister-in-law, Deloris Philiph of Morris, 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Dorothy Zade, and a brother, David Holslin.
Funeral services are scheduled at 11:00 A.M. October 17th, 2012 at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford, Minnesota with visitation to take place at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, October 16th from 6-8 PM and one hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow on October 18th at 1 PM Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery – Alberta, Minnesota.
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo assisted the family with arrangements.