June 6, 2020
Lois Jean Holien, 78, of Jasper, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center. A private family funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in the Messiah Lutheran Church, rural Flandreau. Public visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Kahler-Brende Funeral Home. www.kahlerfh.com
Lois Jean (Hove) Holien was born to Archie and Hazel (Nelson) Hove on August 22, 1941 in Garretson, SD. She was baptized and confirmed at the rural Norway Church. She attended the North Central Country School and then Garretson High School. After her graduation in 1959, she babysat for neighbors and friends and helped on the family farm. On February 12, 1966 she married Arnold Holien, the love of her life, at Zion Lutheran Church in Garretson. The couple made their home on farms in the West Jasper, SD area. They were proud parents of two children. She enjoyed raising her kids and helping on the farm. When her parents’ health declined, she moved them into her home and took care of them. In 1984, she started working at Terrace Manor in Dell Rapids as a nurse’s aide. She was very dedicated to her work. She loved talking to the residents and helping them. She retired in 2012 after 28 years.
Lois moved into Dells Nursing and Rehab Center on January 2, 2020. She resided there until she was freed from struggles of Alzheimers, peacefully passing away on June 6, 2020. She was 78.
She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church where she was active in the Ladies Aid and taught Sunday School for many years. She belonged to the Lois Club (a club where everyone’s name was Lois). She enjoyed cooking and baking, camping, puzzles and playing board games, gardening and canning, riding her bike, music (she played the accordion) and spending time with family and friends. Lois loved animals and enjoyed her dogs, Max and Bear. She also had a special cockatiel bird named Fluffy. Lois cherished the many family reunions that they hosted on the farm.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, and an infant daughter, Karen.
She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Arnold, her daughter, Sharon (Daryn) Johnson of Trent and her son, Brian Holien (Jami Alberts) of Jasper and her extended family and many friends.