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Marilyn "Myrt" Holm

Tuesday, November 21st, 1933 - Thursday, November 26th, 2020
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A graveside service for Marilyn “Myrt” Holm, 87, of Tracy, formerly of Balaton, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at the Bethel Cemetery in Garvin. A recording of the service will be available at www.horvathfuneralservice.com. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring a lawn chair. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Marilyn Rose “Myrt” Holm was born on November 21, 1933, in Garvin to Luther and Emma (Schafer) Griffith. She graduated from Tracy High School in 1951. On October 4, 1952, Myrt was united in marriage to Marsden “Pete” Holm. The couple lived in Baltimore, MD, for a time while Pete served in the U.S. Army. They later returned to live, work and raise their four children on the family farm southwest of Balaton. Myrt worked side by side with Pete on the farm until his death in 1987. She also drove school bus from 1975 – 1977. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Balaton United Methodist Church and “Ruth” Circle. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, playing golf, gambling at local casinos, playing cards and being with her many friends.

Myrt died on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy. She is survived by her son Ken (and Cyndi) of Balaton, daughters Julie (and Rob) Sasker of Chancellor, SD, Becky of New Prague, Pam (and Kurt) Miller of Burnsville, grandchildren Jay and Jesse Hively; Kasey, Mitch and Morgan (Holm) Soupir; and Marsden “Mardy” Powell; seven great-grandsons, and sister-in-law LaDonna Rathje of Marshall. She was preceded in death by her husband Pete, parents and sisters Lorraine Averill, Ardell Gordon and Violet DeVries.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 | 2:30pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 2:30pm
    Location
    Bethel Cemetery
    Address
    GARVIN, MN
    Officiant
    Pastor Lori Von Holtum
  • Interment

    Location
    Bethel Cemetery
    Address
    GARVIN, MN 56258
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Keith Lewis

Posted at 08:31pm
The joys and heartbreak of farm living were always present. An "aunt" in every sense of the word. One of the "four queens." God bless you Myrt! Keith Lewis- Nephew
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Dennis Kronke

Posted at 08:13am
I just loved Myrt. From the first time I met her we just seemed to hit it off. She always had a hug and a great smile. We hosted the Holm reuion a couple times and I remember Myrt always loved bullhead feeds. When she couldn't make it over I would send a to go box with someone for her. She will be missed by many. My sincerest sympathy to the family,
Denny Kronke

Diane Mercie

Posted at 05:26pm
RIP AUNTIE - You had a beautiful day and a beautiful service. You will be greatly missed! I LOVE YOU. Until we meet again
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Alan Thorson

Posted at 08:17pm
Marilyn just had the “cool factor”.
The family reunions and visits to the farm are great memories, I’ll never forget those days.
When you talked to Marilyn you left feeling better, wiser and with a better outlook.
I going to miss her.
I love you Marilyn.

Alan Thorson
HS

Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 06:46pm
Your Mom had to be special to have a wonderful daughter like you Pam. We are thinking of you all. Much love Mark, Rita, Keith & Joan
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