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Ann Holm

July 27, 1955 - April 24, 2011

Gathering:

12-1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 28 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 28 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Ann Holm

July 27, 1955 - April 24, 2011

Obituary

Ann Swenson was born in Roseau, MN, on July 27, 1955. Her tattoo was of a trinity sign. She said it can mean anything you want and to her it meant Birth, Life and Rebirth. Ironically she died at 7:27 in the morning at the age of 55. She was born 7/27/55. Now we know exactly what she meant. Have a happy life again Ann.

She lived in Roseau until moving in the 6th grade to New Hope, MN. From there it was to Winger, MN and graduating from high school at McIntosh, MN.  After high school she served in the US Army. She lived in Williston, ND, for 13 years and then in Fargo, where she received her degree as an adolescent addiction counselor and worked for the State until her passing.

One of her many loves was traveling. Her trips brought her to Ireland, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Her strong independence brought her much insight into the countries she traveled and the people she met along the way.

She loved having coffee in the room in her home she called her dream room. One of her favorite things to do was sit out there on a stormy night and listen to the thunder and watch the lightning.

You could see her creativity in the beautiful stained glass she would make. She found beauty in unusual pieces of driftwood or rocks which she would come across at her peaceful place which was Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota.

She touched the lives of so many people she worked with, counseled with, and those that she just passed by. She was a champion of the forgotten and a fighter for the adolescence.

She will be sadly missed but never forgotten by, Jerry; her son, Jeremy (Stacey) Holm of Moorhead, MN; and their children, Kai, Bria, and Ella; , her son, Josh Holm of West Fargo, ND; and his children, Owen and Sophia; and her daughter, Ali (Rich) Erdmann of Fargo; and their children, Ruby and Reed. Also surviving are her parents, Forrest and Adeline Swenson of St. Croix Falls, WI; her sisters, Marsha (Russ) Kilponen of Phoenix, AZ; Janet (Tom Immormino)Crary of Brooklyn Park, MN; and Julie(Eric) Christensen of Centuria, WI; her sisters- in- law, Mary Swenson and Elaine Swenson, both of Roseau, MN; and her many friends, co-workers, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Swenson; her grandparents; and aunts and uncles.

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  1. Kim says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Ann. I got to know her during her battle and am saddend by her death. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  2. Elaine Strand says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Josh and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May God be with you in this sad time.
    Elaine Strand

  3. Beverly Holm says:

    Badger MN
    Ann was my 1st cousin. Her obituary is a beautiful reflection of her. I came across a verse which reminds me of her: Galatians 6:10 “While we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith”. The brevity of Ann’s life is a reminder to me to live out this verse like she did. May her memory be forever blessed. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  4. bruce gunderson says:

    colorado springs coto all of Ann’s family, I am saddened to hear the news. Let her memory live on in memories of the good times.

  5. Jenenne Guffey says:

    Dilworth MN
    Ann was great with my adolescents, thank you. May the family know that their daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother was well respected and loved.

  6. Casidy says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Family,
    I just want to wish you all my sincere respects during this time. I know that she meant the world to all of you. I am sorry to hear of her passing, and she will be missed.
    Thinking of you at this time.

    —Casidy Heilman

  7. Missy Liesener Doeden says:

    Holm Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray you find comfort and peace in memories of her.
    God Bless you,
    Chuck & Missy Doeden

  8. DesiRae (Ruhland) Muirhead says:

    Sioux Falls SDI just want to express my condolences to the Holm family. I know it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, but looking back in memory may help comfort you tomorrow. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    God Bless,
    Dez

  9. Stephanie Skarphol Tangedal says:

    Williston ND
    Jeremy & family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and our prayers. God’s peace to all of you.

    Steph and Nate Tangedal

  10. Judi Carlson Gieseke says:

    McIntosh MnI am one of the “winger girls”. Ann was my classmate, and she to was one of the winger girls. She was not only my classmate but also a kind of friend that you just knew she would be there for you if you needed her to be. She was someone I admired very much for her strong spirit, outgoing ways, able to make friends so easily. She will be missed by many, I am sure.
    I am sorry I had lost contact with her since we graduated in 1973 together. I think that is the last time I saw her…
    For some reason, only God knew, she was on my mind all last week. So I did what I could do and that was to pray for her.
    In loving memory of Ann,
    Judi Carlson, Gieseke

  11. Judi Carlson Gieseke says:

    McIntosh MnI am one of the “winger girls”. Ann was my classmate, and she to was one of the winger girls. She was not only my classmate but also a kind of friend that you just knew she would be there for you if you needed her to be. She was someone I admired very much for her strong spirit, outgoing ways, able to make friends so easily. She will be missed by many, I am sure.
    I am sorry I had lost contact with her since we graduated in 1973 together. I think that is the last time I saw her…
    For some reason, only God knew, she was on my mind all last week. So I did what I could do and that was to pray for her.
    In loving memory of Ann,
    Judi Carlson, Gieseke

  12. CHARLES AND MARIE BUTZ says:

    Harwood ND
    Josh, so sorry to hear that you have lost your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Pam Hetteen says:

    Roseau Minnesota
    Our sympathy to everyone especially my great friend and Ann’s sister, Janet. I grew up around the Swenson family and knew all the family. We had great times together! I did not know Ann was ill and was shocked to read the Fargo paper today and see the obituary. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. teri dittmer says:

    moorhead mnI was sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.She was a freind and a great co-worker. I was lucky to have known her. Thank you Ann. Teri Dittmer your freind from the Shack

  15. Shelly Swenson says:

    Minneapolis MN
    Ann, one of the bravest women I have ever known! I can search the world over and never come close to finding a woman with as much strength, courage, integrity, wit, resolve, humor and TRUTH. Our relationship was just getting started and was cut way too short – I had a lot to learn from Ann.

    I love you, Ann. Thank you for being you and being there for me when I was needing some answers in life.

  16. Dan, Kristi & Jake says:

    Fargo N.D
    .Ann was a great counselor to our son,
    Jake. She even went out of her way to
    attend his graduation! We will always
    be grateful for her support. We feel
    blessed that Ann was more than just a
    counselor to us, she was also like a
    “member of our family!” Our sincere
    condolences, Dan, Kristi & Jake

  17. Darcy Collings says:

    Jerry, Jeremy, Josh and Ali,

    We are so sorry for your loss! She was like my 2nd mom growing up! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Darcy, April and family

  18. Joel and Brandi Beach says:

    Bismarck ND
    Josh-

    We are so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a special lady. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

  19. Bev (Tangen) Helgaas says:

    Glenwood MN
    Holm and Swenson families. Great saddness fills my heart for all of you. Ann could leave a smile on your heart and face long after talking to her. I lived behind the Swenson family while in Winger. Ann and I spent many hours at each others house. I remember Ann Piercing my ears at my house and Adeline came running over thinking we were being attacked because we were both screaming . I am not sure who screamed the loudest her or me. Go in peace Ann and know that we all have your family in our hearts and prayers.

    Old Friend Bev,

  20. Stephanie (Sorvig) Daley says:

    Thief River Falls MN
    May God’s love comfort you during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Ann’s family.

  21. Elaine Swenson says:

    Roseau, mn Ann, I will miss you so much!! Your love to everyone that knew you was so unconditional! I will always treasure the time we spent together in the years past. I am proud to call you my “sister” and plan to keep in touch with Jerry and your kids. Your love and cards to my mom in her time of need will always be cherished. Love you all!

  22. Anita Folden says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Sig and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We enjoyed many good times with her during our hockey years. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Dawn Peters says:

    Ann Holm touched the lives of many adolescents who were in need. She was a wonderful, inspirational person. My thoughts to her family.

  24. Henry Myers says:

    Susanville, CA. Josh,Jerry,Ali, & Jeremy.

    It brings me great saddness knowing the pain and sorrow you are experiencing, with the loss of your mom & friend. Years before her time should have ended. She was a wonderful woman to know and I so apprecitated her warm, kind, and always welcoming hospitality when ever I was in Fargo to visit. As you all have been. You’re always in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. LIBBY ESPESETH says:

    GOLDEN CO”Ann”, my best buddy in High School. We’d whistle, when outdoors, to check for each other, then hang-out as long as possible.
    Memories of your unique salt & pepper colored hair illuminating smile and adventurous spirit will never leave me. “Peace” to you and your Family, Libby.

  26. Renae Reynolds says:

    Ann was such a great person. I so enjoyed her smile, laugh and ability to always see the positive. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

  27. Julie Christensen says:

    Centuria WisconsinAnn,
    It was an honor to spend the last 10 days of your life on this earth with you. I will cherish it forever. I miss you so much and I look so forward to seeing you again. Thanks for being my sister.

    PROUD to be Ann’s sister, Julie

  28. Louise Langford says:

    Lewistown MTDear Josh and Family……My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Your Mother was a very lovely woman, and very wise….Take strength from those around you and know she is in good hands.

    My love to you. Grandma Louise

  29. Brenda Pickle says:

    Fargo ND
    Josh
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing sounds like she was a very special lady.

  30. Chad Wehrman says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  31. DeLona Bratlien Broe says:

    Williston ND
    Lots of prayers for Ann’s family. She was so special and I very much enjoyed the “hockey & baseball days” with her and our son’s. Having lost a sister to cancer–my heart aches right along with the family’s. Be happy and thankful that her pain is gone and I know each and everyone of you would want the same for her. Remember–everytime a bell rings–an angel gets her wings. What an awesome beginning for Ann! You will be missed!

  32. Marsha Kilponen says:

    Sun City AZ
    My presious sister ANN. I will deeply miss you. I will never forget you. You were loved much by may. You touched so many lives.

    I am so thankful that you are no longer in pain. I am so sorry that you had to go through so much.

    I am proud of who you were and what you did.

    You were a great sister.
    Lovingly remembering you.
    Love
    Marsha

  33. Rachelle Routh Isaacson says:

    Lake Park MN
    Jerry, Jeremy, Josh, and Ali,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of your entire family during our years in Williston. I will keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers!

  34. Jenny Pulczinski says:

    Greenbush MN
    I was in grade school with Ann and I remember what a great person she was. She was funny, nice, and a great friend to everyone. I remember trading May baskets with her in the spring and what fun we had.

  35. Justin Routy says:

    Moorhead MN
    My thoughts and prayers for family during this difficult time. Ann was a great person who will be greatly missed.

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  36. FAYE (HOIDAHL) HORN says:

    WILLISTON ND
    I KNEW ANN WHEN SHE WAS GROWING UP IN WINGER AND ALSO WHEN WE BOTH LIVED IN WILLISTON. I WANT TO EXTEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY ON THE LOSS OF A DEAR SWEET GIRL. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU AND MEMORIES CONSOLE YOU AT THIS TIME. FAYE

  37. Cindy Smith says:

    Moorhead My thoughts and prayers go out to your family… I’m so sorry for your loss.

  38. missy stewart hill says:

    Jerry, Jeremy, Josh, and Ali,
    I am deeply saddended to hear about Ann’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Like Mari said, I some very special memories from your time on Hillside Court.
    love,missy stewart hill

  39. clayton and pearl bertsch says:

    Ypsilanti North Dakota
    We are saddened to hear of Ann.s passing.Our condolences to her children and families.She was a co-worker of our daughter Melody Peterson, who has lost a close friend and we are the recipients of one of her Stained glass creation. She will live on in our Hearts. Remembering Ann with humor!

  40. Janet Crary says:

    GOLDEN VALLEY MN
    TO MY SISTER

    I WILL MISS YOUR CANDOR, WIT, CREATIVITY, AND MOST OF ALL, YOUR LOVE. YOU GAVE THE REAL YOU TO EVERYONE YOU TOUCHED IN THIS EARTHLY LIFE. YOUR GENUINE UNIQUENESS SHOWED THROUGH BEAUTIFULLY IN EVERYTHING YOU DID. GIVE BROTHER JERRY A HUG FROM ME. TELL HIM I MISS HIM TOO. XOXO

  41. Doreen Kohl says:

    roseau mnIf tears were research dollars, cancer would be cured!!!

    I was lucky to have Ann not only as my Aunt, but to call her Friend!
    Every time I hear the thunder I will think of her.
    -dor

  42. Mari (Stewart) Stilwell says:

    Jamestown ND
    Dear Holm Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Ann. I have many great memories of her and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
    Mari

  43. Innovative Basement Systems says:

    Fargo ND
    Our deepest sympathy to the Holm family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  44. Catharine Sundby says:

    fargo north dakota I love you ann you changed my life in so many ways! Im glad your pain is gone and your in a better place please watch over my family! I know you will! I love you and with out you there would be no me! For Anns kids and family she was a wonderful woman and did great things for me! I wouldnt be here today if is wasnt for this amazing person! I love her deeply and god bless all of you in your time of loss

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