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Henry M. Holmberg

Henry M. Holmberg, age 83, of Watertown, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2001 at the VA Medical Center, Minneapolis.

Henry was born February 5, 1918, in Superior, Wis., the youngest son of David and Christina (Lycander) Holmberg.

He was a veteran of WWII, having proudly served his country as a sergeant with the 337th Infantry in North Africa, Italy, and Germany.

On November 8, 1946, he married Ruth M. Blomquist at the Evangelical Free Church, Watertown.

He began his married life in Watertown, assisting in the Blomquist Funeral Home and department store, and also worked for the Green Giant canning factory.

From 1957 to 1969, he owned and operated the A & W Drive In, Delano and, until retirement in 1980, was employed as a postal clerk in Watertown and Minneapolis.

Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; parents, David and Christina Holmberg; 14 brothers and sisters; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Berner and Hanna Blomquist; and brother-in-law, Gordon Bennyhoff.

Henry is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Mary Lou Holmberg of Waconia; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Michael Galassi of Hurst, Texas, Barbara and Gerald Olson of Bloomington; grandchildren, Philip Olson and Christina Olson; sister-in-law, Jeanette Bennyhoff of Mound; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 9, 2001, 11 a.m., at the Evangelical Free Church, Watertown, with the Rev. Paul Kling and the Rev. John Mulvihill officiating. Visitation will be conducted one-hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Interment will be at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Fort Snelling Honor Guard.

Philip Olson, David Bennyhoff, Nathan Bennyhoff, Lloyd Holmberg, Ken Holmberg, and Rodger Hansen will serve as casketbearers.

Arrangements were made by Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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