Daniel's service will be livestreamed below at 2 PM Saturday December 11, 2021.
Daniel Holte, 66, West Fargo, died from Covid-19 on December 6, surrounded by his family, taking his final journey to meet The Lord. Dan was born May 14, 1955 in Hibbing, MN to Marian (Heald) and Philip Holte. He attended many schools until his family settled in Parkers Prairie, MN where he graduated. He married Darlene Krumm settling in Moorhead. He was blessed in this union by two beautiful daughters. In 2001, he married Susan Brokofsky. They lived in Dilworth before moving to West Fargo. Dan was a beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother, and friend. He was quick with a joke or story or a good laugh. His greatest joy was seeing his family, especially the grandkids. Nothing made him smile more than a little one running toward him yelling, “Grandpa.” He was so proud of the women his daughters had become, and the perfect choices they had made in picking their husbands. He loved reminiscing about when his daughters were little. Danielle sneaking out to watch “Cheers” with him long after she should have been asleep. And Tiffany, who broke her arm and had a cast on it, liked to beat her older sister with her cast. He enjoyed being a dad, loving the special time he had fixing supper, giving baths, and putting them to bed. Being separated from them when he moved to Salt Lake City was one of his darkest hours. He missed them so much, even though he loved it there, he moved back to be closer to them. Fortunately, God’s plan was for Dan to reconnect with Sue, who would become his wife. The love he had for her was evident in the way he looked at her. Dan was happy to show his love for Sue. Holding hands and kisses were there until the end. As relatives and friends jokingly said, “a true love connection.” Through all of Dan’s medical challenges, Sue was his biggest advocate, much to his dismay, at times. He loved to get together with friends, going out to eat, sharing an adult beverage, or having a fire in his driveway. He’d light the fire, snap a pic, text it to the neighbors and soon there would be 10 – 20 people gathered for conversation with Dan and Sue. It even made the local paper! He definitely was a Green Bay Packer fan saying, “There are only 2 kinds of football fans: those that are Packer fans and those who wished they were.” Dan loved to talk about the Viking vs Packer game he and Sue attended at US Bank Field. The Vikings lost which was even better! Dan enjoyed travelling: from tent camping trips with his dad, mom, and sister, spending time in the Boundary Waters with the Youth for Christ organization, to a honeymoon trip with Sue to the Duluth area, staying at Gooseberry State Park. He was disappointed when he was no longer able to go camping because of the disease Myasthenia Gravis (MG). But he still travelled: Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando, St Louis, San Francisco, and even the BIG ISLAND. The last BIG trip was a 3-week working vacation to Las Vegas for a Shaklee Convention. He and Sue saw 14 states, many national parks, including the Grand Canyon. They spent 3 days in Salt Lake City seeing the places and things he enjoyed while he lived there. Oh, the stories he told about growing up in Parkers. He worked at Parkers Superette, owned by his parents. He also worked for a local farmer. He got another Big Sister, Pam Severson, who is Sandy’s best friend. Pam always called him “her little brother.” He played on the Panther football and golf teams, even going to a state championship for golf. Golf was a lifetime passion for Dan. He played in Nashville, at Gaylord Spring Golf Links, getting heat stroke ‘cause he didn’t want to quit, even though the temperature was 114. After he shot a round at Bully Pulpit in Medora, he said, “He had gone to Golf Heaven!” He had a collection of over 30 GOLFING SANTA’s. And he loved decorating the outside of the house for Christmas and every light had to be just so! Dan worked at Village West Barber Stylists and Shear Magic as a Master Barber. He started selling furniture, working over the years at Slumberland, TLC, Furniture Mart, and Conlin’s. In May 2013, he was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis (MG) and in 2014, he medically retired. Over time it severely limited his ability to do anything that required strength in his muscles. He faced the new challenges that MG brought, he adapted and still found joy in each day saying, “There is life after what happens to you.” He found Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living, who helped him, pairing him with a peer mentor who had a similar affliction. He eventually became a peer mentor himself and served on the Board of Directors for Freedom. He continued to help Sue cook, loved beating her at cribbage, watching MASH and the Andy Griffith Show, and connecting with all those whom he called friends. Many of them reached out to us sharing stories of Dan and how he brought joy into their lives. He fought MG with all he had and as one of his MG Facebook friends said, “He was a warrior, until he could fight no more.” Dan was a member of Triumph Lutheran Church and proudly served as an usher and usher coordinator. He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Danielle (Patrick) Schaff, and Tiffany (Patrick) Myklebust; grandchildren, Miles, Walter, and Harley Schaff, Aaliyah Holte, and Liam Myklebust; his sister, Sandy (Kim) Larson; his other big sister, Pam Severson; extended family; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 PM Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home. Note: There will also be an informal Celebration of Life in the summer of 2022. 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  1. Dan, thank you for being you, for helping people increase their independence and for new opportunities in life. I hope you and Nate are enjoying a cold one. I will miss glancing up and seeing you come through the door. Thank you for being an important part of Freedom Resource Center, you will be missed.

  2. Thinking of you all. Loved Dan’s wit and laugh…just like his Dad. I was always jealous that Dan got to pick any cereal he wanted at the Vining grocery store back in the 70’s. I watched him read the back of the Wheaties box and thought he was the coolest.

    kevin

  3. Always in my heart and in my prayers, Dan is the epitome of kindness and love for everyone. God gave us all a bit of heaven in knowing Dan!

  4. Couldnt find a nicer person. Great sense of humor and easy to have a conversation with even though we disagreed over the merits of the Vikings and Packers. Played a lot of golf with Dico Dan the haircut man. You will be missed Dan.

  5. Love this guy – a better friend you couldn’t ask for in every way – I consider it a gift that I was able to talk with him a lot more than usual in the past months this year. Who would’ve known! Just want to say, “I am already missing you buddy. I will stay in touch with Sue. And, one day I will see you on the other side . . . God Bless!

  6. Tiffany and Danielle, So sorry for loss. My prayers go out to you and your families. God Bless each and every one of you. Love you in a very special way. Kay and Al

  7. Dan,

    You and I were only acquaintances but I always felt like we knew each other forever when we had our visits with Marc and sometimes Sue. I was early in my Myasthenia Gravis adventure and it was very comforting to find someone else like me. Thank you for helping me not feel alone and also helping learn more about MG. Thanks for being kind and generous. Until we meet again.

  8. I worked with Dan back in the late 80’s, early 90’s at FRS Industries. Always fun to be around. Caught up with him in later years and bought furniture from him. May he Rest In Peace.

  9. Every once in a while you meet someone in life that truly makes an impact . I am so lucky to be able to call Dan my friend for over thirty years. So many memories and they all bring a smile to my face. He cut my hair, we worked together for many years, and countless lunches filled with jokes and laughter. He had a way of making you feel better about life each time you saw him. I will never forget you my friend. Ross

  10. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of your whole family and are sorry we can not be there.

  11. We will always remember Dan as joyful, welcoming and kind. Our deepest condolences to Sue and all his family. Praying you will keep the memories of Dan close to your heart! He is no longer suffering and is in the very presence of our Lord. That’s a comfort and joy that prayerfully will bring you peace.
    Love and blessings,
    Bobby and Susie Carrillo

  12. I will miss you, old friend. We shared many a laugh together. Your journey continues. Good luck and happy trails. I’ll catch up with you in due time.

  13. Maybe one day I’ll make it up to North Dakota to see where my dad is from. With all my love and support, may God receive our angel, Christina Molina – fellow MG snowflake! says:

    Dearest Sue,
    What a lovely ceremony, and celebration of Dan’s life. He was a joyful person and always had a very positive attitude. It gave people hope and our myasthenia gravis community. I must say I cried when I read his obituary and you quoted my quote that he was a warrior until he could be no more. That is very special to me and I will hold it to my heart. You will always have a friend in me.Maybe one day I’ll make it up to North Dakota to see where my dad is from. With all my love and support, may God receive our angel, Christina Molina – fellow MG snowflake!

  14. So sorry to hear of Dans passing. Guess God takes the best. He was always the positive person in every conversation and fun to be around. Although we haven’t seen Dan and Sue for awhile, it was fun to follow him on facebook. He will be missed. There will always be an empty chair..

  15. Dan had a special place in my heart. He was that friend who always was quick with a joke, a smile and when you needed to be lifted up he was always there. Even though he struggled with his MG , he never gave up and always taught the rest of us to keep going. He attended my benefit when I needed help and he gave me big hugs & encouraged me to continue to fight. Always a friend and I will miss him so much. Fly high with the angels my dear friend. I love you ❤️

  16. So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. He was my barber from the time he started at Village West until he left Shear Magic, even purchased some furniture from him through the years. Always a pleasure to visit with and share a good joke. Rest in peace my friend.

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