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Florence Jeanette Holte

September 30, 1927 — October 28, 2022

Barnesville

Florence Holte, age 95, of Barnesville, died on Friday, October 28, 2022, at ValleyCare and Rehab in Barnesville, MN.  

Florence Jeanette Halvorson was born on September 30, 1927, to Alma (Kalsrud) and Gilman Halvorson in Ulen, MN.  She grew up in Ulen and graduated from High School there in 1945.  She was united in marriage to Helmer Olaf Holte on October 18, 1947, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ulen.  They made their home in Ulen where Florence and Helmer raised five children.  They moved to Barnesville in 1957.  In 1969, they moved to rural Rothsay, then to Pelican Rapids. Helmer died suddenly on September 14, 1974. Florence moved to Moorhead and worked at Moorhead State College. In 1976, Florence began working at the State Hospital in Fergus Falls for 18 years as the 1st female janitor, retiring in 1993.  After retirement she moved to Moorhead, and then to Barnesville.

Florence was a member of 4-H, Ladies Aide, and the VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her children:  Lenora (Ellis “Buzz”) Arntson, Barnesville, MN and Gayle (Julie) Holte, Hitterdahl, MN; son-in-law John Huhn, Torrance, CA; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Adeline Halvorson, Hawley, MN, and many nieces and nephews.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Helmer; her son, Lester Holte in 2007 and daughters Jennifer Hagen in 2018 and Sandra Huhn in 2021; one grandson, Landon Arntson; two brothers, Archie Halvorson and Lloyd Halvorson and five sisters, Mae Halvorson, Helen Svenby, Doris Schiele, Norma Leinum and Alpha Johnson. 

Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Friday, November 11, 2022, at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville, MN with a Prayer Service to follow at 7:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville, MN on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 11:00 am. Burial will be in Keene Township Cemetery at a later date. 

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