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Olive Holter

January 16, 1922 — August 25, 2009

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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