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Holkesvik, Jeanette P. (Brandt) -- 1902 - 2008


Posted By: Bill Waters (email)
Date: 1/11/2012 at 13:35:57

Jeanette and Eugene lived on a farm near Locust and raised cows, pigs, and turkeys. They moved into Decorah in 1946. Jeanette worked at The Cozy Tea Room, Sid's Steak House, Green Parrot, and Frederick's, was a cook at the Decorah School Hot Lunch Program in the old high school, and then she was the head cook at the Aase Haugen Home.

She was 3 member of St. John's Lutheran Church at Locust where she had been very active in Ladies Aid and Circle. Jeanette loved lo bake and cook for her family and friends and have them in for coffee and meals together she loved all kinds of music, especially when Ruth Ann would play for her.

Jeanette became a resident of Oneota Riverview Care Facility (now known as Wellington Place] on April 7, 1997. She died there on Thursday, March 6, 2006 at the age of 105 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Eugene on February 2, 1952; one grandson, David Holkesvik, one great great-grandson, Robert Holkesvik, her six brothers and sisters: Lewis Brandt, Dora Bender. Jennie Johnson, Lydia Severtsgaard, Addie Quandahl and Levinia Brandt in infancy; and one daughter-in-law, Virgina Holkesvik

Jeanette is survived by her three children. Allen Holkesvik of Decorah, Iowa, Marian (Earl) Knoke of Decorah and Ruth Ann (Bob) Acosta of Chatsworth, California, eight grandchildren. Steven (Mary) Holkesvik of Decorah, Julie (Bob) Sauer of Rochester, MN. Lori (Kerry) Erickson of Mabel, MN, Lowell (Kelly) Holkesvik of Rochester, MN. Daryl (Sherri] Knoke of Decorah, Rhonda (Craig) Keating of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Karla (Jason) Paciorek of Rochester, MN, and Tommy (Bridget) Acosta of Palm Dale, CA; one grand daughter-in-law, Bonnie Holkesvik of Decorah; twenty-four great-grandchildren. Lee Holkesvik of Decorah, Lisa (Rich) Blaess of Decorah, Lynn (Angle) Holkesvik of Belton, MO, Bob (Molly) Holkesvik of Decorah, Tessa (Mark| Voight of Cresco, IA, Chad Barth of Arlington. VA, Christina Sauer of Rochester, MN, Laura Sauer of Rochester, MN, Michael Sauer of Rochester, MN, Tina (Bruce) Michels of Decorah, Tonya (Adam] Tollefsrud of Decorah, Stephanie Erickson of LaCrosse, WI, Tyler Erickson of Mabel. MN, Quentin Holkesvik of Decorah, Zachary (Valerie) Holkesvik of Forest City, IA, Zebulen Holkesvik of Decorah. Jason Knoke of Decorah, Michael Knoke of Decorah. Jason (Melissa) Keating of Palm Coast. FL, Jenna Sandoe of Rochester, MN, Collin Sandoe of Rochester, MN, Britnee Acosta of Palm Dale, CA, Tristan Acosta of Palm Dale, CA, and Tyler Acosta of Palm Dale. CA and twenty-four great greatgrandchildren.

Source: Church Bulletin

Submitted by John Matter jmatter@q.com

Locust Cemetery aka Saint John

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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