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Earl J. HOLCOMB Obituary
Age 98 of Roseville Long-time St. Paul Funeral Director Passed away peacefully Feb. 12, 2014 surrounded by family. Survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Roswitha; children, Gary Holcomb, Linda (Don) Lundquist and Cheryl Holcomb; grandsons, Jason (Joanne) and Marcus Lundquist; great granddaughter, Ava; sister, Violet Wangensteen Magnuson; brother in-law, Bill Fern; nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Gertie Holcomb and Julia Fern. Visitation Monday, Feb. 17th from 4-8 PM with a Masonic Service at 7 PM at the HOLCOMB-HENRY-BOOM-PURCELL FUNERAL HOME, 536 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday, Feb. 18th with visitation from 10-11 AM at BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, Roy and Shields Aves., St. Paul. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Earl was a graduate of Washington High School and the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science program. Earl was a long-time St. Paul Funeral Director caring for and serving families since 1935. Earl affiliated with the A.E. Henry Funeral Home in 1948. Earl was active in many church, civic and fraternal organizations including, Church Council of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Past President of Midway Lions Club; Midway YMCA Y's Men's Club; Past Master of Triune Masonic Lodge #190; Past Patron of Merriam Park Chapter #199 O.E.S. He served on numerous Osman Shrine clubs and units and was Potentate of Osman Shrine in 1969. Past Board member of Twin Cities Shriners Hospital for Children. Earl recently received his 75 year certificate as a Mason. He was a member of Tusler-Summit Masonic Lodge #263; a 33rd degree member of the St. Paul Valley Scottish Rite; Osman Shrine and Midway Lions Club. Many thanks to the caregivers from Visiting Angels as well as St. Joseph station 5000 de Paul tower. Memorials preferred to Osman Women's Auxiliary.
Published in Pioneer Press from Feb. 13 to Feb. 16, 2014
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