Ivan Earl Holsing


February 1, 2023

A celebration of life service for Ivan Earl Holsing will be held on June 10, 2023 at the Richland Wesleyan Church, Mina, preceded by a private burial at the Cresbard Cemetery. Ivan died Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Faulkton Healthcare Center Independent in Faulkton.

Ivan Holsing was born October 26, 1922 at the Carl Holsing family farm, Wecota. He passed into his heavenly home on January 15, 2023 at the Faulkton Health Care Center, Faulkton. He married Deloris Marie Wagner on October 5, 1946, and lived his life as a farmer, first on his father's farm in Faulk County, and then in Edmunds County on the Lee Wagner farm for two years until he purchased a neighboring farm in 1954, which he farmed and later rented out until his death. This provided the means to support his family of ten children and gave them an appreciation for hard work with the dairy and cattle business.

Ivan was a long-time member of the Richland Wesleyan Church, and was best known by his family for his love for the Bible, his ability to recite Scripture and poetry, and his love for Jesus that was evident in his conversations with them.

After his wife's death in 2003, Ivan moved to Rapid City in 2006 and lived with his daughter, Lauralee, for 11 years and then to Holiday Hills Retirement Community until moving back with Lauralee until he was taken to the Faulkton Health Care Center on November 24, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris, and his son Douglas.

He is survived by his children, Stuart (Janet) Holsing of Maryville, Tenn., Joetta (Ward) Koeser of Williston, N.D., Peggy Galloway of Charlotte, N.C., Terry Holsing of Rapid City, Marva Mingledorff of Oklahoma City, Okla., Doug's wife Sherry Holsing of Adamsville, Tenn., Lauralee Holsing of Rapid City, Keven (Lyuba) Holsing of Mill Creek, Wash., Linda (Mark) Joneson of Rapid City, and Rosalee (Dave) Lister of Midland, Mich. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, five step grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 8 step great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; his brother, Arvid (Jenny) Holsing of Wecota; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, Aberdeen.


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