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Iris M. Ware Holland 1906-2003


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/30/2014 at 01:14:17

Iris Holland
Estherville – Funeral services for Iris M. Holland, 97, of Algona will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Estherville Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Ray Miller officiating. Interment will be held at Estherville Lutheran Cemetery in Estherville. She died on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003 in Webster City.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville.

Iris was born on Aug. 18, 1906 in Runnels, the daughter of Elmer Ernest and Nellie Blanch (Lowman) Ware. She graduated from Emmetsburg High School. Iris also attended Estherville Junior College, Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and later Iowa State University.

On Dec. 22, 1928, she was united in marriage to Arthur Holland. Following their marriage the couple lived in the Graettinger area where Iris was employed as a country school teacher. Then they moved to Estherville.

Later they moved to Orlando, Fla. The family had a trucking business and they owned and operated the Citi Service Gas Station in Estherville. Most recently Iris has lived with her granddaughter Judy Reinking in Algona, where she worked as Judy’s office assistant.

Iris was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church, Royal Neighbors and R.S.V.P.

Left to cherish Iris’s memory are one son, Maynard Holland and his wife, Sandra of Cedar Falls; ten grandchildren, Dr. Judy Reinking; Randy Reinking; Lori Mains; Monty Reinking; Darci Poulson; Christi Reinking; Mickey Reinking; Sherri Ann Peterson; Jeff Holland; Wendy Rael; several great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband; daughter, Deloris; great-granddaughter, Shaylan Reinking; parents; one sister; and two brothers. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 15, 2003)


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