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James Willard Holman

March 2, 1938 ~ November 5, 2022 (age 84)
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James Willard Holman, age 84 of Ironton died on November 5, 2022 at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. Jim was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and later dementia. He was born in Milbank, SD on March 2, 1938.  Jim lived with his grandparents in Big Stone, SD until he moved to Minneapolis with his mother and step father when he was 6 years old.  He graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis, class of 1957.  Jim married Bettie Roggenbuck on October 3, 1959 in Big Stone, SD.  Together they made their home in Minneapolis where they raised their family.  Jim and Bettie retired in September of 1996, moving to Shirt Lake in Deerwood which was named Holman Point Drive, which joins with 2 other neighboring properties.  They enjoyed family and grandchildren and being a part of the Lake Association. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing and was happiest being outside taking care of yard and gardens. He was member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby.

Jim is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bettie; his sons, Terry (Lynette) Holman of Ahwatukee, AZ and Mark (Starlene) Holman of Fridley; two sisters, Shirley Griffith and Joanne Swanson both of Minneapolis; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren; 3 brothers-in-law and 3 sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Jim in death are his parents.

A Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby.  A visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at the St. Lawrence Cemetery in Milbank, S.D. at a later date.  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.



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November 12, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Crosby
619 Poplar Street
Crosby, MN 56441

Memorial Mass
November 12, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Crosby
619 Poplar Street
Crosby, MN 56441

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James Holman

March 2, 1938-November 5, 2022

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