Kenneth Earl “Mac” McHolland, age 77, of Monticello, formerly of Montrose, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at CentreCare Health Nursing Home in Monticello.
He was born Aug. 11, 1936, in Kentucky, the son of Earl and Anna May (Blake) McHolland.
Mac honorably served his country in the United States Army.
Kenneth was joined in holy marriage with Anita Santos June 3, 1961, at Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul. God blessed their marriage with three children.
Mac was the former owner of The Twister One Stop in Montrose, running a truck stop and having a towing business.
He enjoyed flea-marketing, playing cards, having coffee with the guys, buying toys and trains, spending time with his friends and family, and watching his grandkids play sports.
Mac was a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Monticello.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Anita “Annie” McHolland of Monticello; children Robert M. (Linda) McHolland of North Dakota, Colleen Skillings (Scott VanLith) of Monticello, and Lisa Kimmer of Big Lake; eight grandchildren: Robert McHolland Jr. and Anthony McHolland; Aaron, Felicia and Mariah Skillings; and David, Daniel and Christina Kimmer; two great-grandchildren: Jayson and Aubriana Skillings; a sister, Christine Ray of Louisville, KY; and many other relatives and friends.
Mac was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Monticello, with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Monticello, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; and continued Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.
Casket bearers were Robert McHolland Jr., Anthony McHolland, Aaron Skillings, David Kimmer, Daniel Kimmer, and Rito Hernandez Jr.
The Peterson Chapel handled the arrangements.