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    Grygla - Palmer Holte, 94, died on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Oakland Park Communities in Thief River Falls, surrounded by his loving family.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 1, at Grace Lutheran Church in Grygla, with Rev. Vicki Saude-Worthington officiating. Casket bearers included Palmer’s grandsons. Honorary casket bearers included Palmer’s granddaughters. Interment was held at St. Olaf Cemetery in Grygla.
    Palmer Holte was born April 4, 1918 at Eckvoll Township, Marshall County, the son of Peter Simon and Hannah (Rue) Holte. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Petri Church, rural Grygla. He grew up and attended country school in Eckvoll Township and Veldt Township.
    On Jan. 19, 1941, Palmer was united in marriage to Geordes Lillian Mattison.  They made their home on Palmer’s grandfather’s farm in Eckvoll Township.  To this union seven children were born, Judy, Jane, Paul, Roger, Linda, Steven and LeeAnn. He worked on the farm all his life until 2008.  In the winter time, Palmer also worked in the woods for Holthusen and Gladen.
    He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Grygla and Grygla Lions.  Palmer also served on the Grygla Co-op Creamery board and Co-op Store board.  He liked hunting deer, moose and grouse, liked to fish, garden and do yard work.  In his early years, Palmer was an excellent baseball player for Grygla, Gatzke and Goodridge. He especially liked playing with his grandchildren.
    Survived by his loving wife of almost 72 years; Geordes Holte of Grygla; six children, Judy (Richard) Miller, Goodridge, Jane (Galen) Dahlen, Thief River Falls, Paul (Vikki) Holte, Fargo, N.D., Linda (Jon) Efteland, Knoxville, Tenn., Steven (Shirley) Holte, Grygla, and LeeAnn Nelson, Thief River Falls;  grandchildren, Robert (Marilyn) Miller, Tami (Tim) Irlbeck, Lyle Miller, Aaron (Jody) Miller, Jaci (Chris) Jorde, Karla (Wayne) Byklum, Josh (Danielle) Holte, Eric (Shannon) Efteland, Erica (Alex) Ford, Alexander (Allyson) Holte, Natalee (Jake) Schultz, Andrew Holte, Jessica Pedersen and Meghan Nelson; great-grandchildren, John (Amy) Miller, Casey (Ryan) Stromlund, Robbie (special friend, Sadie Olson) Miller, Zachary Irlbeck, Forest, Ethan and Sierra Mickelson, Clay and Cheyenne Irlbeck, Abe and Henry Miller, Tabitha (Nicolas) Miller, Chelsey (Bryan) Sorvig, Jace Jorde, Dacotah and Darien Byklum, Lauren and Anders Holte, Jonas and Liam Efteland, Edward and Palmer Ford, Brecken and Isaiah Holte, Annaliese and Annika Pedersen; great-great-grandchildren, Gage and Raegan Jane Miller, Jackson Sorvig; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
    Preceded in death by son, Cpl. Roger Holte in Vietnam; parents; sisters, Hazel Holte, Myrtle Hanson, Hilma Hanson and Mable Spicer; and brother, Alvin Holte.
    Family condolences may be sent by visiting www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.
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