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Iolene Holand

Iolene Holand Iolene Holand, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went home to be with the Lord on July 3, 2013. Iolene was born February 26, 1920 in Edmore. She eventually moved with her parents, Elmer and Inez Fox, to Lansing during the Great Depression. Iolene graduated from Central High School and attended secretarial school. She was then hired by General Motors as a secretary. Iolene had a zest for life and was always up for a challenge. Her interests included softball, bowling, dancing, playing bridge, volunteering, and entertaining at home. Her absolute number one love was her family. However her passion was acting. While living in Florida she acted in many plays and also tried her hand at directing. Iolene was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Inez Fox, her loving husband John, her daughter Suzanne, and her grandson Thomas Parkes. She is survived by her daughter Debra (Randal) Proctor of Harbor Springs, six grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren. Iolene will always be remembered for her loving spirit, her kind, generous ways, and her infectious smile and laugh. Iolene has requested that there be no funeral. She has requested a simple graveside service. This will be scheduled at a later date. It will be held at Chapel Hill Cemetery for family and close friends.


Published in Lansing State Journal on July 12, 2013
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