Mary Lou (Rabe) Holstad (1931 - 2014)

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Mary L. Holstad

A Celebration of Life service for Mary L. Holstad, 83, of Clear Lake, was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kirk Wilkie officiating. Inurnment followed in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Lake Mills. Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapels in Mason City was in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Lou was born June 2, 1931 in Hamlin. The youngest of the three children of Fred and Freda (Ruhs) Rabe and died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.
She attended school in Audubon, and college at UNI where she graduated with a teaching degree in 1951.
She married Orin Holstad Feb. 1, 1953 in Webb. In 1960 they moved to Clear Lake. She taught elementary school in Hanlontown for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Mary Lou is survived by her two children, Connie (Ken) Kvam of Buffalo, Minn., and David (Marlene) Holstad of Clear Lake; one grandson, Patrick Holstad; one brother, Fred (Barbara) Rabe of Audubon; one sister, Josephine Jensen of Loveland, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Should friends desire, memorials may be left in Mary Lou's name to Hospice of North Iowa.
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Hogan Bremer Colonial Chapel
126 3rd St NE
Mason City, IA 50401
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL on July 18, 2014