Holm, Donald John 83

Holm, Donald John
age 83, of Cokato, passed away on July 16, 2018. He was born on July 23, 1934 on a very hot day on the kitchen table of the Stockholm township farm of Elin and Arthur Holm. Donald graduated from Cokato High School and attended the University of Minnesota Agriculture School in St. Paul. He entered into the U.S. Army on 1.20.54. Served in Germany in Battery C 45th AA Bn as a heavy artillery fire control crewman (radar operator). He was a member of the VFW and served as post commander of the local American Legion. Donald farmed in Stockholm township the remainder of his life. He was elected to the Soil Conservation board in the 1970’s. He married Jeanette Hafften of Buffalo on November 18, 1961. Taking home movies was a passion of Donald and one of the lasting gifts to his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, children, Mark (Susie), Bradley (Beth), Julie (John Newstrom) and Karen (Lance Vargason), and grandchildren, Cassidy and Derek Holm, Samantha and Jack Newstrom, and Taylor and Carli Vargason.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at church as well as 4-7 PM on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cokato, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com