Richard E. “Dick” Holm
Jan. 11, 1934-Oct. 26, 2022
Richard E “Dick” Holm, age 88, of St. Joseph, died Oct. 26 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. His funeral will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Duluth.
Holm was born Jan. 11, 1934 to Emmert and Myrtle (Jones) Holm in Ely, Minnesota. He grew up in Two Harbors and graduated from Two Harbors High School in 1952. After high school, Holm enlisted in the U.S. Army and honorably served his country from 1953-1955. While enlisted, he earned an award for being the first in his class for officer training and obtained the rank of Specialist 3(T). After his service, Holm attended the University of Minnesota Duluth and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in social studies. He then went on to obtain his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He married Suzanne M. Fox on May 10, 1974; they were married for 45 years. Holm worked for Tri-Cap Agency as an executive director, retiring in 1996. While at Tri-Cap, Holm was proud of the many programs he helped to establish, most notably in re-establishing relationships with the Native Americans and developing programs for Northern Minnesota. Holm was a devoted non-denominational Christian.
Holm was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed going trout fishing on the North Shore and traveling with his wife, especially going on cruises together. Holm also enjoyed spending time with his pet cat, JoJo and his Schnauzers. He will be remembered for his quick wit, good sense of humor and quick one-liners.
Survivors include his children: Rebecca, David, Naomi (John) Klein, Ruth, John, Sara (Aaron Cerny) Kaehler, and Mathew (Jamie); 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Suzanne on Oct. 26, 2019; son, James; and grandson, Steven.
A special thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd Lutheran Home and Centra Care Hospice for their loving and compassionate care of Holm.