Fredrick John Holseid (1923 - 2014)

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Fredrick John Holseid


Fredrick John Holseid, 90, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 20, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church and School, 5625 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, with visitation from 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to the funeral service. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Fredrick was born on October 10, 1923, in Nevada, Iowa to Ole and Hattie (Sorenson) Holseid. He married Ruth Arlene Gibson on July 16, 1948. Fredrick was an engineer for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 38 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church and School and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening.

Fredrick is survived by his daughter, Deborah Holseid of Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Olive Lutheran Church and School. Online condolences may be shared at

Special thanks to the caregivers at Bishop Drumm Care Center and Mercy Hospice for caring for my Father.


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Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-4567
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Published in Des Moines Register on June 18, 2014
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