Margy Lillie (Horsch) Holm of Howard Lake and Cokato passed away at Mercy Hospital of Coon Rapids Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
Margy Lillie (Horsch) Holm was born Feb. 4, 1942 in Howard Lake, MN to Raymond and Lillie (Melinsky) Horsch.
She was baptized at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
The family moved a bit, but when Margy was 5 they settled on what became the family farm north of Howard Lake.
She went to North Howard County School for one year and then went to public school in town. Seventh and eighth grade were at St. James Lutheran School where she was confirmed in 1956. In 1960, she graduated from Howard Lake High School.
While in high school, she detassled corn for Northrup King, and also worked for Green Giant Canning in Cokato.
After graduation, she worked at Northwestern National Bank in Minneapolis, the home of the original weather ball.
The night of the Aquatennial parade in July 1960, she became engaged to Carl Holm of Cokato.
They were married Oct. 15, 1960, at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. They lived in Minneapolis until spring 1961, when they moved to Cokato.
Upon moving to Cokato, she worked at Pioneer Telephone Company, Fabri-Tek Corporation, and Midland Co-op. In March 1982, she went to work at Crest (Electronics) Healthcare Supply in Dassel, where she managed the warehouse for many years. She retired from Crest in September 2013. During her time at Crest, she took a short break for a few months and worked at Cokato Manor, but returned to Crest.
Margy and Carl went on many bus tours together. They toured almost all of the 50 states, including Hawaii and twice to Alaska. They even got to Nova Scotia.
Later, she went to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with her granddaughter, Jamie. Another time, she went to Italy with Jamie and her daughter, Penny.
The camping trips up north with their kids growing up were always special. Cannot forget the many Apple River trips with other family members, as well.
Margy was an active member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato with WELCA, quilting, the Corn Carnival church stand, Sunday school and for many years. When her kids were in Sunday school she was involved in the Christmas program.
Margy was preceeded in death by her parents, Raymond and Lillie, and her husband, Carl, as well as other dear family and friends.
Margy is survived by her children Ron (Heidi) Holm, Scott Holm, Penny (April) Peterson, grandchildren Jacob Holm, Ashley (Christian) Dauer, Jamie Peterson, great granddaughter Finley Margy Dauer; step-grandchildren Brandon, Stephen, and Ashley Zwirn.
Margy is also survived by siblings Donnie (Norine), John/Chub Horsch, Harlan Horsch, Pauline (Bob) Bellah, Verla (Roger) Olson, in-laws Chester Holm and Arlene (Jim) Phinney. She also left behind many nieces, nephews, and very dear friends who will miss her dearly.
A funeral took place Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato. Visitation took place Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato.