Carol Idelle Holmstrom

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July 18, 1941 ~ December 28, 2022

Born in: Breckenridge, Minnesota
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota

Carol Holmstrom, 81, Fargo ND formerly of Gwinner ND passed away December 28, 2022 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo.

Carol was born July 18, 1941 to William and Leola Larson. She graduated from Milnor High School and received her standard teaching certificate from Valley City State College in 1961.

She began her teaching career teaching fourth grade in Oakes ND for three years and North Sargent in Gwinner from 1964 until her retirement in 1999. She completed her bachelor of science degree in teaching from Valley City State University in 1974.

Carol married Charles Holmstrom on August 19, 1961. Chuck, Carol and their daughter Rita made their home in Gwinner. They moved to Fargo in 2013.

Carol enjoyed traveling, square dancing and antiquing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Chuck; brother, Allen Larson; brothers in law John, Bill, and Howard Holmstrom, Maurice Endersbe, Al Schudar, Del Nelson; and sisters in law, Naomi Nelson and Marie Endersbe.

She is survived by her daughter, Rita; sisters in law Cindy Schudar, Lorraine Holmstrom, Irma Holmstrom, Joyce Holmstrom, Gloria Larson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Visitation - Thursday: January 12, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Gustaf Adolf Lutheran Church, Gwinner ND
207 1st St SE
Gwinner, ND 58040

Memorial Service - Thursday: January 12, 2023 2:00 pm

Gustaf Adolf Lutheran Church, Gwinner ND
207 1st St SE
Gwinner, ND 58040

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  1. I remember how Carol helped me with my blue ribbon winning Entomology project. She even lent me her locust to put in my display. Gave me great advice. Hugs to Rita.

  2. Mrs. Holmstrom was a tough teacher, but a favorite of mine. Our class might deserved that toughness.:) Rest in Peace Mrs. Holmstrom

  3. Mrs. Holmstrom was THE BEST! She was a tough cookie but I loved that 🙂 She taught me that it was ok to be me and that not everyone was going to like that, but that was ok. I still use some of her classic phrases on my own kiddos today. Rest with the angels Mrs. Holmstrom, you deserve it.

  4. Carol, FRIEND HS and another 60+ years. Chuck also. Your One Oak Friends (since 2013) will miss you also. In each other weddings! Good conversations since you and Chuck moved to Fargo! Good nurse to Chuck and Rita. You left so fast. I was gone and did not even get up to see you. Hug to Rita! And the Hendrickson girls. I know how much you helped Carol.

  5. Carol and I became great friends during Chucks and my father’s dialysis times. I’m truly saddened – she was the coolest lady I had met in along time. She was wise- brave and thoughtful. God rest her soul.

  6. Mrs. Holmstrom touched so many lives, including mine. She set high standards for her students, but that made me a better student and person. She will be greatly missed!

  7. In memory of Carol….she was the nicest lady and fun to visit with! Rest in peace Carol.♥️🙏🙏

  8. I believe she taught us all “The Golden Rule” Do on to others, as you would want them to do onto you! She was tough, but it helped us all build confidence. My deepest condolences to you Rita!

  9. Rita, Sorry to hear about your mom! I have so many memories teaching with her at North Sargent. She was willing to do some of the silly things we did. I sent money to North Sargent to put towards a students needs.
    Audrey McKinnon

  10. So sorry to hear about your Mother . She taught all 3 of our boys, beautiful person and teacher❤️ Chris would always tell her “goodnight Mrs. Holmstrom”. No matter what kind of trouble he had been in that day! Good night Mrs. Holmstrom! Gods blessings. Love Denny and Lynnae Decker.

  11. Our prayers for the family our class of 1959 had lots of fun times together and enjoy our friendship during those years at Milnor High School. Working on the homecoming floats and singing in the choir. You will be missed by many and glad we had many years together as friends.

  12. My heat goes out to the family and friends of Carol. She was my 4th grade teacher at Gwinner Elementary School. She was a very classy lady, a wonderful teacher and very intelligent. Rest in peace Carol.

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