Carol Holtz, age 84 of Wheaton, Minnesota, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.

Private family graveside service was held on November 6, 2020, at the Siloah Lutheran Cemetery, rural Graceville, with Rev. Cheryl Berg officiating.

Funeral service will be held in the spring at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, or when conditions permit.

Honorary Pallbearers include: Gordon Felt, Mark Findlay, John Holtz, Julieann Froemke, Rae Hamner, Lynn Jensen, Paul Jensen, Brad Johanson, Erick Johnson, Joyce Krueger, Kari Heintzman, Scott Heintzman, Dan Meyer, Dorothy Meyer, Kirk Nestaval, Dorothy Piechowski, Tom Piechowski, Tammy Ragan, Jack Ragan, Phillip Ragan, Barbara Steuck, Judy Sisson, and the Triple B Serving Group of McAllen, Texas.

Carol Shirley Jensen was born December 21st, 1935 in Minot, ND, to Signus and Hulda (Winther) Jensen, while her parents were living in Crosby, ND. Carol was baptized at the Danish Lutheran Church in Flaxton, ND. When Carol was one year old, the family moved to Berthold, ND where she was confirmed and graduated from high school in 1953. She worked for F. W. Woolworth’s in Minot, ND until 1954. She then attended Wahpeton State School of Science for a business course, and started working at Traverse Electric Cooperative in Wheaton, MN, in April 1955.

On December 12, 1959, Carol married Leo Holtz of rural Wheaton, MN, and became a fulltime farm wife and active member of Siloah Lutheran Church of rural Graceville, MN. To this union three children were born.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Leo on April 13, 2004; son: Loren in 1975; brother: Harvey (Lillian) Jensen of Jamestown, ND; sisters: Helen Felt, Ardis Nestaval, and Leona Johnson; her nieces: Kirsten Nestaval and Lisa Nestaval Lamb.

She enjoyed time spent with family, spending time in God’s nature and learning more about God’s word, phone calls from near and far, scrap books, dancing, card playing, creating at a sewing machine, sending greeting cards, circle word books, and the winters spent in Texas beginning in 1990.

Carol lived in Texas for an extended time and was a resident of Edinburg (Texas) Nursing and Rehab Center. She enjoyed many activities there and made many new friends.

At the time of Carol’s death, she was a resident of the Traverse Care Center.

She is survived by two daughters:  Lorrell (David) Holtz-Oxley of Saxapahaw, NC, and Clarine Holtz of Kansas City, MO; her godchildren: Lynn Jensen of Jamestown, ND, and Glenda (Holtz) Johanson of Alexandria, MN; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Arrangements are with Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton, MN. 

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