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Olive Holter

Olive Holter, 87, of Grand Forks, North Dakota formerly of Hatton, North Dakota died Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at the Valley Memorial Homes Woodside Village in Grand Forks.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton with burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery.

Olive was born on January 16, 1922 at Minnewaukan, ND, the fourth of five children of Oscar M. Olson and Ruth Brown Olson. She grew up in Minnewaukan, graduating from Minnewaukan High School in 1940. She attended Jamestown College for a time and graduated in 1944 from NDAC (now North Dakota State University) in Fargo with a degree in Home Economics. Olive taught Home Economics in Hatton, ND for a year and worked for a period of time for the Benson County Extension Agent. On July 18, 1946 Olive and Norine F. Holter were joined in marriage at her father's house in Minnewaukan. They made their home in Hatton where they raised three sons, Dana, Gregory and Jonathan. Olive worked outside the home only briefly and devoted herself to being a wife, homemaker and mother. She was active in the St. John Lutheran Church Ladies Aide, the Order of the Eastern Star, and Homemakers Club. Norine died in 1997 and Olive moved to Grand Forks in 1998.

Olive was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Neil and Martin, sisters Grace and Ann, her daughter Mary, and her husband Norine. She is survived by son Dana and his wife LuAnn of Charleston, WV, son Gregory and his wife Nancy of Richland, WA, and son Jonathan and his wife Yvonne of Grand Forks, ND; five grandchildren Erik, Alissa, Gretchen, Maria and Scott and four great-grandchildren.

The Bilden Funeral Home of Hatton is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Sending our deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy and the God Who is the Source of every comfort... 2 Corinthians 1:3

Poston & Jane Drake Aug 31 2009 12:00 AM

So sorry to read of your mothers passing. Pray your memories are in all the wonderful years you have had her with you. Jim and Donna Gilbery

Jim and Donna Gilbery Aug 29 2009 12:00 AM

Our condolences for the loss of your mother. As you gather to remember her life take time to appreciate one another.

Jana Grotte Brooks Family Aug 29 2009 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to read of your Mother's death. Mom enjoyed visiting her when she visited us in Grand Forks. Your mother was a very special woman. May your many memories bring you comfort. God Bless you all, Toni Vonasek

Toni (Tonette) Engelhardt Vonasek Aug 29 2009 12:00 AM

I remember Great-Aunt Ollie very fondly. God bless all of you and my family will have you in our prayers.

Eric Grotte Aug 28 2009 12:00 AM

Dana, Greg, Jon and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Ollie and will always remember how she and Esther (the matriarchs of our little world) ruled. They kept a watchful eye on us as we were growing up. Always wanting what was best for us. And they did a great job too. Living next door to each other as we did, we grew up almost as brothers...and for that I am greatful. Your family always made me feel welcome and Ollie always had some homemade or homegrown delight to enjoy. Blessings to you as you honor her memory. Michael

Michael Holter Aug 27 2009 12:00 AM

Our prayers go out to all the Family & friends for the loss of Olive, she has found her place. I remember many visits when we went to Hatton to see Jerome & Esther, neighbors of Norine & Olive, she had the biggest garden. Our sympathies, and God be with her at her side. Jeff & Sally Stoa

JEFF & SALLY STOA Aug 27 2009 12:00 AM

Rest eternal grant her, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon her.

The Rev. Brian & Merrie Nunnally Aug 27 2009 12:00 AM

I know that she has gone to a wonderful place and is seeing Him face to face.

Brenda Miller Aug 27 2009 12:00 AM

Was sorry to hear of Great-Aunt Ollie's passing. Many fond childhood memories, growing-up in Hatton, included Uncle Norine and her. I pray the Lord will bring you comfort in this time of sadness. God Bless. Cousin Jennie (Rick & Gayle's daughter)

Jennie Holter Moser Aug 26 2009 12:00 AM

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