Curtis Holmlund

curtis holmlund

Curtis Jerome Holmlund, 60, Mapleton, ND passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Essentia Health in Fargo.  He was born on November 18, 1952 to Clifford and Mabel (Hansen) Holmlund in Canby, Minnesota.  He grew up in Canby where he graduated high school.  He then attended Canby Vocational Technical Institute and received a degree in Welding.  Following graduation, he moved to Fargo where he began his career in the manufacturing industry.  He was most recently employed by Amity Technologies as shipping manager. 

On March 24, 1979 he married Pauline Legler in Fargo.  They remained in Fargo until 1990 when they moved to Mapleton, ND.  Curt and Pauline were one of the five founding couples of the Cowboy Up Ride Against Cancer and were involved with the organization for many years.

Curt enjoyed many outdoor activities, such as softball, golfing, hunting, camping and fishing.  He was an avid Sioux hockey fan (Gophers suck) and he and his family attended the Final Five hockey tournament annually.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Pauline; sons, Kelly, and Robby; 3 brothers, Dennis (Karen), Roger (Kathy), and Ross (Melanie); granddaughter, Ava; and many other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. Bismarck North Dakota
    So sad to hear Curt has left us. You are in my prayers. I have lots of good memories of time spent with you two.

    God Bless,

  2. Bella Vista ARSo sorry to hear of Curt’s passing, Pauline. My heart goes out to you and the boys and Ava. I wish you peace and enjoyable memories.

  3. Northwood North Dakota
    Pauline, Kelly, and Robbie, Anne and I are so sorry for your loss. Anne was so happy she got to say goodbye the evening before Curt passed away. Even though he was sleeping, I know he heard me say goodbye and that I would see him again. When I touched his foot he shook it like he was waving goodbye in acknowlegement. We have so many great deer hunting stories and many, many memories. You will be in our thoughts & prayers. We love you all.

  4. Fargo ND
    Pauline, Kelly and Robbie – Please know that you are in our prayers as you go through this difficult. Mapleton memories will be with us always. God Bless and be with you all. Jo, Nathan, Natalie Duncan

  5. Ramsey MnPauline, Robby,Kelly,friends and family of Curtis Holmlund have to soon lost a great man and friend to many. I have wonderful memories of Curt and our lives with him. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and all who called him their friend. George

  6. Ramsey MN
    I’m so sorry to hear about Curtis’ passing. I will always remember that summer when he drug Scott and I all over Canby showing us the “cool stuff”. What he didn’t know, to a 8 year old, HE was the cool stuff!! Thanks for a summer I will never forget!

  7. Pauline and Family – please accept my deepest sympathy. May the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand.
    Deanne Willows

  8. Fargo ND
    To Pauline, Kelly, Rob, Doug, Ava and all of the members of Curt’s family.
    I’m so sorry for your huge loss.
    Curt was a tall measure of a man.
    He will be missed by everyone he had ever touched with if kind heart, great smile and laugh and his wonderful zest for life.

  9. Vinton IowaAlthough we were separated by time and distance the memories of our childhood times together still make me smile. Curtis was someone I loved to be around. He would always make me laugh. To his wife and family, I am so sorry for your lose.

  10. LeClaire IaI am Curtis’s cousin. Dennis let my brother know what had happened. My heart goes out to your family. It had been many years since I had seen him. Wish we could of gotten together with them all. My preys go out to your family, and I pray the Lord will comfort you, and hold you close

    . Becky Kirby

  11. Bettendorf IowaMy most heart felt feelings go out to all of you. I am glad I have the memories of our childhood. Reed

  12. Fargo ND
    Pauline, Kelly & Robbie, Glen and I are so sorry to hear of Curt’s passing. After reading the other guesbook signings I would have to agree that Curt was always smiling and happy when we’d all get together at Mexican Village for birthdays. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Deb, Glen & Brandon

  13. Canby MN
    Your bright smile and sense of humor will be what we miss the most, but we’ll treasure the stories and your memory always.

  14. West Fargo ND
    We were so sorry to get the news of Curts passing. We will remeber the many good times we had togther. Stay strong.

    Ken and Paula KellywUr8p

  15. Glyndon MN
    Our hearts go out to you Pauline and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you everyday. We will miss Curt so much, he was fun- loving guy, with so much laughter. Love to all of you! Love Mark, Jane and family

  16. Bismarck ND
    Oh Pauline……my heart just goes out to you so much. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your whole family. God Bless.

    Carrie Wagner

  17. Bismarck ND
    Dear Pauline, I am so sorry to hear about your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Sincerely, David Geck

  18. Fargo N.D
    Pauline and family

    I was very saddened when I heard the news of Curts passing. I remember all the great fun that we always had when we got together. Between work, softball, and late nights he was a great friend. We will all miss him very much.

  19. Pauline –
    I’m so very sorry for your loss! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers – I pray God’s love will sustain you through these sad times, and comfort you in the days ahead.

    Terri G.

  20. Millville Minnesota
    (MN)WE did not see you much in the past few years but kept up with you and your family through Larry and Helen ….. you will be missed. We will be there for your family , God bless you Curt

  21. Dear Pauline and family,
    We were so sad to hear of Curt’s passing. So many fond memories of growing up together in Canby. We pray for your strength to get through this time. Your memories are what will keep him close to your heart. God Bless you all.

  22. West Fargo ND
    Pauline & family,

    So very sorry to hear of Curt’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mary & Steve Marquart

  23. Our thoughts are with you guys during this difficult time. If you need help with anything at all, don’t be afraid ask. Take care!

  24. West Fargo ND
    Curt’s “extended family” includes all past and present employees of Concord, Fargo Products and Amity. We have all lost a brother. We all love you and hearts are heavy. Thank you for gracing our lives.

  25. Gardner North Dakota
    Curt has been a great friend to us for over 30 years. Bruce enjoyed their time together hunting, golfing, softball and parting. We both enjoyed all the times we had with Curt and the family. His 4th of July parties were defiantly one of the parties Curt loved the most. 🙂 Sitting on the bench with the girls as they played ball, the once a month get together to play cards, the time we drove the golf carts when the guys golfed, of when Pauline and I were the hunting camp’s cooks and the back seat riders during pheasant hunting. We will never forget all these times and the rest of the good times we shared. He loved to do things to help others. Curt was very proud of being a part of the Cowboy Up Ride Against Cancer event. Curt and Pauline both did an awesome job and help making that event successful. So many great memories to fill our hearts. Love you Curt and already missing you.

  26. Fargo Dear Pauline and family,

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of Curt. It makes no sense some times when the people who make the world a better place are taken from us far too soon.

    I will cherish the time I got to spend with him and the rest of the family. My heart goes out to you all.

    Dale Stoll.

  27. Pauline, Kelly and Robbie,

    You are all in our prayers. I know you have alot of wonderful memories of Curt. It will be those memories that will carry you through your darkest moments. He was one of a kind and always shared his smile.

    Carol, Sharky, Travis and Corey.

  28. Gwinner N.D
    .We are very sorry for the loss of a special friend like Curt and wish to send our love, thoughts and prayers to Pauline and their family. His friendship and smile will be missed by all. Curt & Deb

  29. McLeod ND
    Sending you all our love. Praying for peace for your family and a smile in your heart when you think of all of your wonderful times together. Curt was full of whit, humor and most of all love for his family.
    Todd & Heather

  30. Lincoln NESo sorry to hear about Curtis’s death.
    What a joyful, heavenly reunion with
    Clifford,Mabel, Uncle Russ and all the
    other family members I’m keeping
    you & your family in my thoughts &
    prayers. We must trust the Master’s

  31. Buffalo ND
    .We were deeply saddened by the news of Curt’s passing. I had the privilege of being friends with him & his wife for 35 years, and was in their wedding. Lots of good times, fishing, softball, watching the Vikings, had lots of laughs and good times! Curt was always a very kind person, and was never short on smiles or saying thank you, no matter what it was for. We will miss him always, and will be in our memories forever. May God
    bless and comfort his family.

    Gary & Renee Zeeb

  32. My thoughts and prayer are with u Pauline, Rob and Kelly. I’m so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if you need anything.

  33. West Fargo NdakI am so sorry to hear about Curt,your family is in my thoughts and prayers!Robby,Kelly and Pauline I send my deepest sympathy!

  34. Fargo ND
    Pauline and Family

    Sorry to hear about Curt. I know what you are going through, went through it 3 months ago myself.
    May the memories you have of him comfort you in the days ahead. Memories can never be taken away.
    You will be in my prayers.

    Katie Lee

  35. North Port FLPauline, we are so sorry to hear of Curt’s passing. Wish we could be there for you but please know that we are thinking of all of you. Hugs and kisses. Love ya, Connie & Jerome.

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