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Friday May 27th, 2022
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Saturday May 28th, 2022
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Saturday May 28th, 2022

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Rev. Richard C. Holmen

Rev. Richard C. Holmen, 86, of Waterloo, IL, died May 21, 2022, in Fenton, MO. He was born August 18, 1935, in Powers Lake, ND.

    He is survived by his wife, of 65 years, Beverly Holmen, nee Snyder; children Charles (Diane Lux) Holmen and David (Diane DuMont) Holmen; grandchildren Eric Catalano, Dana Catalano (Scott VanBuren), Sarah (Patrick) Quernheim, Stephanie (Brett) Donjon, Kathryn Holmen, and Daniel Holmen; great grandchildren Trinitee, Emma, Triton, Isaac, Genevieve, Abraham, Baylon, Josephine, and Esther; brothers James (Lyleen), Robert (Patricia), Donald (Loretta), and John Riley (Betty) Holmen; sister Jean Schnabel; sister-in-law Lynn Babylon; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

    He is preceded in death by his parents Oscar & Jennie (nee Ekberg) Holmen; brother-in-law Delmar Schnabel; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Howard and Marie Snyder.

    Richard was a former member of Rotary Club in Fremont, Nebraska. He served 7 American Baptist churches and was a chaplain in Elgin, IL. In his retirement years, Richard continued his ministry as an interim pastor. He was an avid sports fan and loved all professional sports and enjoyed traveling with his family and friends. His smile and sense of humor touched every person he knew. Many thanks to the Cedarhurst Assisted Living Community.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
First Baptist Church of Fremont, NE or Parkinson.org

    4 PM to 8 PM Friday, May 27, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    9 AM until time of service Saturday at Quernheim Funeral Home

    10 AM Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
        Rev. Richard Crooks officiating

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I enjoyed visiting with Richard and Beverly when they came to Green Lake to volunteer at our Christmas dinner shows. Richard was willing to do whatever was needed with a great big smile! He was a warm, caring person. (picture from 2008)

Jean Cornelius Jun 7 2022 1:17 PM

Spotted the obituary; name looked familiar and I then realized my father, the late Donald Lawson knew him. They were fellow American Baptist pastors during the 1970s when Rev Holmen served at FBC Edwardsville and my father served at FBC Marissa. I also went to church camp at Lake Benton with Rev Holmen's son David. David was kind with a great smile. Wish we could've known each other better as he was the kind of person I would have liked to have as a buddy. My sympathys for your family's loss. Prayers for peace and comfort found in Christ alone.

CURTIS PAUL LAWSON Jun 5 2022 11:04 AM

My deepest sympathies to you Beverly and your family.
Love Darlene

Darlene Harms May 30 2022 5:39 PM

What a full and interesting life Rev. Holmen enjoyed, and what an example of living your faith!. I always think of Rev. Holmen as an energetic and enthusiastic preacher. Bev, you are in our thoughts and prayers .

Gaileen Hoenig May 28 2022 7:59 AM

Dear Bev and Family. I have nothing but fond memories of you and your dear husband. Always helping out filling the pulpit at Columbus First Baptist. I always enjoyed your company. You have my sympathy Bev. What a praise to be together all those years. Take care of yourself and prayers for you. :-) II Corinthians 5:1

Sharon Evans May 25 2022 7:06 PM

I met him a few times when we were in Fremont, NE. Good man to visit with. Prayers for his Family and Friends

Randy Schulz May 24 2022 8:08 PM

My thoughts and prayers to the family

Richard Noelken May 24 2022 5:36 PM

Our dear friend, we loved you and Bev so much and cherish our friendship all these years! We will miss you but will never forget you!

Chuck and Judy DeRolf May 24 2022 5:28 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Holmen family. Please accept our sympathy.

Randy and Pam Veath May 24 2022 3:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Richard Holmen

Pamela K Veath May 24 2022 3:47 PM

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