Jeanette Mary Holm, age 78, of Cokato, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
A memorial service will take place Friday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
There was also visitation Thursday, March 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.
Jeanette was born March 28, 1940, in Redwood Falls, where her father was working on road construction. Her parents, Keith and Margaret Hafften, soon settled on a farm in Buffalo.
Jeanette graduated from Buffalo High School in 1958, and worked in the Oakley National “round” Bank in Buffalo until 1963.
She married Donald Holm of Cokato Nov. 18, 1961, and became a farm wife. (The straw bales in the back seat of the honeymoon car were foretelling.).
Jeanette was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato for over 40 years, and the American Legion Auxiliary for over 30 years.
When asked late in life about her life accomplishments, Jeanette quickly responded, “I had a good husband, and I raised four children.” She was a devoted mother, who took time to help each of her children get a good start in life.
Jeanette’s 1958 Buffalo High School yearbook described her with two words: “sweet personality.” Those who knew her, know this is true. Jeanette touched many during her life, all of whom are better for knowing her.
She is survived by her children, Mark (Susie), Bradley (Beth), Julie (John Newstrom), and Karen (Lance Vargason; grandchildren Cassidy (Kyle Johnson) and Derek (Ashley) Holm, Samantha and Jack Newstrom, and Taylor and Carli Vargason; brother Ken Hafften (Eileen); niece Emily (Paul Reilly), and nephew Nick. Happily, she is most recently descended by great-granddaughter Lucy Johnson (born 3.14.19).
Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; and her parents.