James W. Holman – Brainerd Dispatch

James Willard Holman, 84, of Ironton, died November 5, 2022 at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. Jim was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and later dementia. He was born in Milbank, SD on March 2, 1938. Jim lived with his grandparents in Big Stone, SD until he moved to Minneapolis with his mother and stepfather when he was 6 years old. . He graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis, class of 1957. Jim married Bettie Roggenbuck on October 3, 1959 in Big Stone, SD. Together they made Minneapolis their home where they raised their family. Jim and Bettie retired in September 1996, moving to Shirt Lake in Deerwood, which was called Holman Point Drive, which joins 2 other neighboring properties. They enjoyed family and grandchildren and being part of the Lake Association. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing and was happiest being outside tending to the yard and gardens. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby.

Jim is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bettie; his sons, Terry (Lynette) Holman of Ahwatukee, AZ and Mark (Starlene) Holman of Fridley; two sisters, Shirley Griffith and Joanne Swanson, both of Minneapolis; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; 3 brothers-in-law and 3 sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Jim in death are his parents.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby. A visit will take place one hour before the service. Interment will take place at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Milbank, SD at a later date. Instead of flowers, memorials are preferred at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Arrangements are with Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

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