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Aug
02

Holm, Carl Oscar 83

Carl Holm of Cokato Passed away suddenly while camping with his family in Two Harbors, Minnesota.
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Monday, August 6, 2018, at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato.
Visitation: 4-7 PM Sunday at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, and 1 hr prior to funeral service at church on Monday.

Carl Oscar Holm, was born August 30, 1934 in Cokato, MN to Franklin & Agnes (Bjurstrum) Holm, in Cokato, Minnesota. Carl was confirmed at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato and graduated from Cokato High school in 1952. After high school he went to Hanson Automotive trade school in Fargo, ND. He proudly served his country in the army from 1954-1956 in the Korean War. He went to Transportation Corps School for Railway Operations and then also served as military police in the army. He worked at the Howard Lake Ready-Mix for over 40 years and did construction in his retirement with Marvin Schultz & Ken Durdahl. He also worked at the hockey rink in Cokato for many years.
Carl was a lover of the outdoors and shared many fishing stories during his lifetime. He enjoyed many trips which often included fishing and during his last trip to Alaska said it was the “fishing of a lifetime.” Carl was an active member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato, the American Legion Honor Guard and Rainbow Sportsmen’s Club (where he helped with stew and pancake feeds and the annual ice fishing contest). He worked at the bingo tent at the Cokato Corn Carnival for decades.
Carl passed away suddenly on August 2, 2018 while camping in Two Harbors, MN. He was on his morning walk along Lake Superior when the Lord called him home. He had reached the age of 83 years, 11 months and 2 days.
. He is survived by his wife Margy (Horsch) of 57 years, children Ronnie (Heidi) Holm, Scott Holm, Penny Peterson. Grandchildren Ashley (Christian) Dauer and great granddaughter Finley; Jamie Peterson; Jacob Holm. Step-grandchildren Brandon, Stephen, & Ashley Zwirn. Siblings Helen Peterson, Chester Holm, Stanley Holm, and Arlene Phinney. Carl also had many nieces and nephews.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents Franklin and Agnes Holm, father and mother-in-law Raymond and Lillie Horsch, brother Ronald, sisters Evelyn Hintz & Edith Peterson, brothers-in-law Ellwood Hintz, Eldon Peterson, and Omar Peterson, niece Connie Holtz and other relatives and close friends.