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Marvin Leonard Holst -- Goodhue

GOODHUE -- The funeral for Marvin Leonard Holst will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Goodhue, with the Rev. Andrew Krause officiating. Spring burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Holst, 85, of Red Wing, a retired Goodhue farmer, died Monday (March 17, 2003) at Lake City Nursing Home-Mayo Health System.

He was born July 23, 1917, in Red Wing and attended rural Goodhue schools. From April 1941 to June 1945 he served in the Army with the 797th Port Company in Normandy and northern France. He married Sylvia Harrison on Dec. 10, 1947, at the family home in Goodhue. They farmed in Goodhue Township until moving to Red Wing in 1991. Mr. Holst was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Goodhue, where he served as a church elder, and was a past member of Stary-Yerka VFW Post in Zumbrota.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Dorita (Jerome) Bauer, Cindy Arendt and Maureen (Ken) Gadient, all of Red Wing, and Barb (Tom Gottas) Holst of Mazeppa; three sons, Anthony (Arleen) of Goodhue, Donald (Karen Huffman) of Otwell, Ind., and Leon (Lara) of Mazeppa.; 26 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, three grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call at the church from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and an hour before the service Thursday.

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Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel in Red Wing is in charge of arrangements.

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