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St John Lutheran Church
Wednesday October 12th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

St John Lutheran Church
Wednesday October 12th, 2022

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Gayle Holter

Gayle Holter, 77, of Hatton, ND, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hatton Prairie Village, 950 Dakota Ave, Hatton, ND 58240.

Gayle Christopherson was born November 4, 1944, in Minneapolis, MN to Allen and Gladys (Johnson) Christopherson. She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Central High School. Gayle met Rick Holter while playing in a fun softball league in 1966. They were married that year in Minneapolis. Gayle and Rick moved to Robbinsdale, MN after their marriage. In 1968, they adopted a son, Jason and in 1972, a daughter Jennie. 

In April of 1974, Gayle and Rick moved to Hatton and began farming. Gayle started working as a volunteer at Hatton Prairie Village in 1977 and continued to work there until her retirement in 2022. She opened a ceramic shop called T & G House of Molds with her friend Twyla. In the early 1990’s, Gayle ran a daycare for five years while still working at the nursing home. In 1991, Gayle and Rick adopted two girls, Jodi and Sandi. Even though she retired from Hatton Prairie Village in 2022, she still ran the coffee shop at the nursing home. Gayle was involved in Sunday School at St. John Lutheran Church, the Hatton Booster Club, and St. John Ladies Aide. Whenever there was an opportunity to help, she was always willing and ready.

Survivors include her husband, Rick, Hatton, ND; daughters: Jennie (Sean) Moser, Lee’s Summit, MO; Jodi Holter, Grand Forks, ND; Sandi (Matt) Schoenberg, Grand Forks, ND; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Diane (Greg) LaVelle;

Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers, Roger and Jimmy; sisters: Nancy, Carolyn, and Jean; and son, Jason.

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Gayle you gave me so many belly laughs. Godspeed to you until we meet again.

Tess Oct 12 2022 8:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gayle Holter

Brianne Stately Oct 11 2022 7:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gayle Holter

Carol Lerfald Oct 11 2022 4:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gayle Holter

GAYLE BENSON Oct 10 2022 3:38 PM

Rick and Family so sorry for your loss of Gayle. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kay Jeff and Shawn Peterson

Kay Peterson Oct 9 2022 10:32 PM

I'm going to miss Gayle so much. Every time I went into the coffee shop she would say " Ma what's for supper ". Love and miss her already.

Mellisa Chapman Oct 8 2022 10:32 PM

My heart goes out to the family she was such an awesome friend and a co worker for many years

Sylvia Onerheim Oct 8 2022 3:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gayle Holter

Scott and Shawnee Evanson Oct 8 2022 11:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gayle Holter

Diane Breidenbach Oct 8 2022 2:01 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gayle Holter

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