Funeral Services: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, rural Massena with burial in the Victoria Township Cemetery, rural Massena. Full military graveside rites will be held by the Anita American Legion Post No. 210.
Family Visitation: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena.
Open Visitation: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena.
Memorials: To the Bill Holste memorial fund to be established by the family.
Norman "Bill" Hall Holste was born February 28, 1928, to William A. and Gladys (Hall) Holste in Massena, Iowa. He passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Griswold Care Center in Griswold at the age of 83.
Bill was raised and lived most of his life near Massena. He was baptized and confirmed in the St. Peter's United Church of Christ. He served his country in the United States Army in World War II and then farmed for years south of Massena on the family farm. He loved his family and farming.
He was united in marriage to Dolores Bergren on February 14, 1978, in the St. Peter's United Church of Christ. Bill was a lifelong member of the St. Peter's United Church of Christ and American Legion Post No. 693.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Holste of Massena; son, Jeff Holste and wife Lori of Walnut; daughters, Patty Fischer and husband Steve of Altoona and Tammy Carpenter and husband Rob of Caldwell, Idaho; five grandchildren, Eric Holste (wife Jackie), Emily Barrett (husband Travis), Andrew Fischer (fiancee Katie), Alex Fischer, and Stephanie Carpenter; four great grandchildren, Alex and Michael Barrett and Davin and Ellison Holste; lots of cousins; other relatives and friends.