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Robert 'Bob' Henry Holle

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

May 22, 1921--Oct. 23, 2005

ATWOOD -- Robert "Bob" Henry Holle, 84, died Sunday (Oct. 23, 2005) at his home in Atwood.

He was born May 22, 1921, to Fred and Ida (Dunker) Holle on the family farm northeast of Ludell, Kan. He attended District 17 (Pettera School) and the Immanuel Lutheran Parochial School in Ludell. He graduated from the Atwood Community High School in 1941.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1942 until 1945, as an airplane supercharger specialist during World War II. After his discharge he returned to farming.

He married Marie Elaine Heussman on May 14, 1947, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ludell.

He served on the Ludell Elevator Board and the Ludell School Board and was treasurer of the farmer owned telephone line north of Ludell. He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church and served in many offices at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ludell and Grace Lutheran in Atwood.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; parents, Fred and Ida Holle; parents-in-law, Herman and Ida Heussman; four sisters, Edna Wendelin, Elsa Reynolds, Erma Niermeier and Ruth Holle; brothers-in-law, George Fahnenstiel, Ted Reynolds, Walter Niermeier, Alvin Kasten, John Heussman and Gerald Heussman; a nephew, John Heussman; and a niece, Holly Wendelin.

Survivors include his daughters, Ruthann Holle and Barbara Holle, both of Estes Park, Colo., and Rebecca Schmidt of Highlands, Calif.; special friend, Frances Souchel of Atwood; sister, Adela Fahnenstiel of Evergreen, Colo.; brother-in-law, Karl Wendelin of Herndon; sisters-in-law, Irene Schmidt and husband, Milton of St. Joseph, Mich., Bernice Kasten of Flagler, Colo., Jo Heussman of Tacoma, Wash., Joan Freise and husband, Charles of Angola, Ind., and Elaine Heussman of Atwood; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Atwood with the Rev. Don White officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at Atwood Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be today, until 8 p.m., at Williams Funeral Home in Atwood and Thursday, before services, at the church.

Memorials are being accepted in his name at the Redeemer Lutheran Church or the Rawlins County Health Center, both of Atwood.

Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.