Carl Oscar Holm, age 83, of Cokato, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, while camping in Two Harbors. He was on his morning walk along Lake Superior when the Lord called him home.
Carl was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Cokato, to Franklin and Agnes (Bjurstrum) Holm. He was confirmed at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato, and graduated from Cokato High school in 1952.
After high school, Carl went to Hanson Automotive trade school in Fargo, ND.
He proudly served his country in the army from 1954-1956, in the Korean War. While in the army, Carl went to Transportation Corps School for Railway Operations and then also served as military police in the army.
He worked at the Howard Lake Ready-Mix for over 40 years, and did construction in his retirement with Marvin Schultz and Ken Durdahl. He also worked at the hockey rink in Cokato for many years.
Carl was a lover of the outdoors and shared many fishing stories during his lifetime. He enjoyed many trips, which often included fishing, and considered his last trip to Alaska the “fishing of a lifetime.”
Carl was an active member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato, the American Legion Honor Guard, and Rainbow Sportsmen’s Club (where he helped with stew and pancake feeds and the annual ice fishing contest). He also volunteered at the bingo tent at the Cokato Corn Carnival for decades.
Carl is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margy (Horsch); children Ronnie (Heidi) Holm, Scott Holm, and Penny Peterson; grandchildren Ashley (Christian) Dauer (their daughter Finley), Jamie Peterson, and Jacob Holm; and step-grandchildren Brandon, Stephen, and Ashley Zwirn.
He is further survived by siblings Helen Peterson, Chester Holm, Stanley Holm, and Arlene Phinney; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Agnes Holm; father and mother-in-law Raymond and Lillie Horsch; brother Ronald; sisters Evelyn Hintz and Edith Peterson; brothers-in-law Ellwood Hintz, Eldon Peterson, and Omar Peterson; niece Connie Holtz; and other relatives and close friends.
Carl’s funeral service took place Monday, Aug. 6 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato.
Arrangements were with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.