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William (Bill) Russell Holland, age 59, of Monticello, passed away on February 28, 2021 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born on April 14, 1961 to Norma and Russell Holland in Anoka, MN.

After graduating from St. Michael High School, in 1979, he went on to study engineering at The University of Minnesota. His career was in electrical engineering, most recently working for Cummins in Fridley, for the past 14 years. In 2006, he met Linda Weddel (Eull), and they wed in July 2008. Together they have 5 children, Andrea Glessman (Josh), Mitchell Holland (Denise), Hailey Olson (Christopher), Brittany Kolles (Ryan), Shawn Weddel (Anastasia); as well as 9 grandchildren who he absolutely adored.

His family meant more to him than anything else in the world. Bill was gentle and quiet with the most tender heart. He was the man who would anticipate and tend to the needs of others before himself, his selflessness brought him extreme joy.

Bill was also passionate about anything outdoors, especially hunting, 4 wheeling and bonfires and could often be found tinkering in the garage or helping others. Anyone who knew Bill knew that he was the most loving father, husband and grandfather a family could ask for.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Russell Holland.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Holland; his children and grandchildren; mother, Norma Holland; siblings, Wayne Holland (Dori), Wes Holland (Jeanne), Deb Raab (Tim), Dawn Schmidt (Dave); as well as many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family requests that all flowers and cards be sent to The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, 300 Main St N.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, with a service starting at 12:00 PM, at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.

Services will be livestreamed at: 763-497-5362

24 Guestbook Entries

  1. Julie M Freshwater

    There are no words to express my sorrow…love you

  2. Terry Peterson

    I am so sorry for your loss of Bill. He was a great man and loved by many and will be deeply missed. You all will continue to be in my prayers.

  3. Jacqueline Skrutvold

    There are no words, there is only love. May memories of Bill’s life, love, and laughter envelop you as you embark on your grief journey. I imagine him celebrating your love in Heaven, as he waits patiently for the day you will all be reunited. My love and wishes for comfort for you all

  4. LuAnn Greninger

    Linda, your kids and grandkids,
    I’m so sorry with the loss of your husband, dad and grandpa, I’ve never met him but he must of been a very special person, that you picked him for your husband. You all were so lucky to have him in your life. But remember he will be in your life again someday and that will be so awesome. For now, he will watch over you Linda and you kids forever from heaven. His love will be with his family always, just talk to him when ever you want, he will listen.
    My love to all of you. I love you, Linda, hugs and kisses are included here for you!!

  5. Deb Clover

    Hugs for you my Friend

  6. Roxanne Rogers

    Linda, Bill will be missed by us all. He was a great neighbor. He was there any time I needed something. He always had the snow removed from my driveway before I could even start the snowblower and then he was on to the next driveway in the neighborhood. We will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  7. Mark Dalske

    Peace and comfort to all.

  8. Sherry Henning

    So very sorry Linda may God keep all of you in his in peace Bill. God bless you all…….

  9. Kay Kurka

    Blessing to your family✝️🙏Kay Kurka, good friends with Wes and Jeanne

  10. Deanna (Cantin)Sutton

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Bill mostly from our roller skating days. He was very kind man. Just remember he is not that far away, he will always be in your heart.
    God Bless you all.

  11. Jessi Watson

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. His smile alone would bless those in a room with him— what an incredible man! You are a blessed family to have gotten to be loved and cherished by him during this lifetime… many never get to experience that— but you all got that gift! So many love and hugs to you all! ❤️

  12. Toni Seroshek

    I was to sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He was a super nice guy and deserved to have had a longer wonderful life with those he loved. My sincerest condolences to Linda and family.

  13. Matthew Schneider

    To Bill’s family. I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I have known Bill for several years and used to visit him at work in Fridley several times a year. He was always in a good mood and working hard. My heart goes out to all of you. My prayers are with you.

  14. Alyssa Ambrosius

    Sending you lots of love Linda, I am thinking of you and your family. Alyssa Ambrosius (Monticello High School)

  15. Amy Friedrichs (Monticello High School)

    Lifting you up in prayers Linda. May the memories of Bill offer you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  16. Christine A Husom

    Dear Holland family, We pray for your comfort and peace during this sad time. God’s blessings to all of you. Dan and Chris Husom

  17. Teri Durant-Nelson

    Dearest Linda and family, I know no words can fill the loss you feel in your hearts. I can only say that we were so lucky to have the opportunity to know and have Bill in our life, even if it was for a short time.
    My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

  18. Troy and Lisa

    Our heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

  19. Carol Bitzer

    Linda, you and your family have my deepest sympathy.

  20. Cat (Cathie Robeck) Kinney

    So hard to believe he’s gone… prayers and condolences to all his family and friends.

  21. Mike Carr

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family! You are in our thoughts and prayers at MHS.

  22. Mike & Nita Olson

    Linda and family, Our prayers go out to you at this sad time. RIP Bill.

  23. Glenn Buskirk

    Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Bill many years ago at Angeion. He was a very good guy.

  24. Kim Larson

    Linda and family,
    Unfortunately, we were unable to attend today. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss.


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