Arlene Holm

arlene holm

Arlene I. Holm, 93, Fargo passed away Thursday, October 7 in her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Arlene was born January 9, 1917 to Fred and Alice (Hickenbotham) Snyder in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Arlene graduated from Temvick, ND High School before attending Valley City State University where she received her teaching certificate. Arlene taught school in Emmons County for 8 years. Following the death of her father, Arlene and her mother moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota where she worked for the IRS for a year. They then moved to Washington, D.C. for a year, where she was employed by the Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

In 1946 Arlene married Harry Holm at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Valley City. They began their married life in Cuba, North Dakota. In the fall of 1948 they bought and moved to their farm in Alta Township, NE Valley City. They retired from active farming in the fall of 1980. In 1994 they became residents of Fargo, North Dakota.

Arlene was a lifelong mother and home-maker. She was a 75 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an avid pencil sketcher, especially of horses. After her children left for college, she actively pursued her passion with painting, drawing several landscapes and still life. She enjoyed painting farm scenes and farm buildings.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Harry who passed away in 2000.

She is survived by her children, Charlotte, Mesa AZ, and Robert, Fargo ND.

The family thanks you for your prayers and sympathies and requests that memorials be sent to Hospice of the Red River Valley, the Humane Society, Farm Rescue, or your favorite charity.

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  1. Lyons CO Dear Charlotte and Robert,
    We were so sorry to see that you have lost your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

    Deanna Thilmony Kirchoff
    Shirley Thilmony Schmidt

  2. Valley City Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time, Charolette. I have many fond memories of your Mom and Dad also growing up as neighbors. Doug and I bought our farm site a few years ago and currently are living there.

  3. Underwood MN
    Our prayers for you Charlotte and Robert. Your Mother was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed visiting with her. She had a wonderful sense of humor and great opinions.

    Mother did not feel able to attend the funeral today, but sends her best to you. She will miss her special friend. They enjoyed so many good times together as did our families over the past years.

    Blessings to you.

  4. Fargo ND
    Dear Charlotte and Robert,
    Our deepest sympathies at the loss of your precious mother. It was a true privilege to get to know this wonderful person. May you find joy in your memories of her.
    Most Sincerely,
    John, Berta, and Wally Anstrom

  5. Litchville ND
    Aunt Arlene you are going to be missed by many people. To cousins Robert and Charlotte, my thoughts and prayers are with you!!

  6. Valley City N.D
    .Arlene was a great person to know. We have enjoyed knowing her for many years. She was a good friend to my mother- in law Shirley. She will be missed by many.

  7. Valley City ND
    Will always remember Arlene from Salem and being a neighbor. And a fairly recent visit on the phone about a editorial I wrote and about Pastor Gunderson.
    God be with the family at this time.
    Don & Pat Malec

  8. Sonoma CAChar and Rob – our sympathies in the passing of your mom who was so dear to my mom for 72 years. She was a remarkable lady and I’m pleased to have known her.

  9. Valley City North Dakota
    Arlene was such a dear person. I was so glad that I got to visit with her one last time when she was at Luverne’s birthday party. She was a treasure. We have lost another of the family who could tell us how things were in the early days of our history. I remember growing up and your family visiting ours in the summer at the farm. We will always be connected because of her. My thoughts and prayers are with you- Charlotte and Robert- at this time of sadness, but with joy, we know she has rejoined Harry in Heaven.

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