Victor Lawrence Frederick Holst, 83, of Fort Dodge, died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Fort Dodge Villa Care Center in Fort Dodge. Services will be 10:30 AM Monday, October 21, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Deer Creek with the Rev. Aaron Flatau officiating. Interment will be in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Deer Creek Township with full military honors conducted by the VFW Post #1856 and the Army National Guard Funeral Honors. Visitation will be from 8:30 AM until the time of service on Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Deer Creek. The Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
Victor is survived by his sons, Gary (Dianne) Holst of Oskaloosa, Kevin (Sharon) Holst of Boone, and Greg Holst of Fort Dodge; his five grandchildren, Kenny (Mandy), Kris, Tommy, Katie, and Kristina; and his five great grandchildren, Kaitlin, Kaylee, Carlie, Gunnar and Tobias. He is also survived by his sister, Luella Hett of Fort Dodge. Victor is preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, his parents, four brothers and four sisters.
Victor Lawrence Frederick Holst, the son of Henry and Elvina (Stahlbock) Holst, was born December 3, 1929 in Deer Creek Township, Webster County, Iowa.
In June of 1951, Victor entered the United States Army and was stationed in Okinawa where he served as a combat engineer during the Korean War. Victor was honorable discharged in 1953 at the rank of Corporal. After his military service Victor continued to farm in the Deer Creek area. He farmed for 60 years. On March 19, 1957, Victor was united in marriage to Beverly Ann Sterba at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek Township. Victor loved to deer hunt, play cards, and spend time with his family and friends. Beverly passed away on August 29, 2008. Shortly after his wife's death, Victor entered the Fort Dodge Villa Care Center.
Victor was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church Deer Creek and served on the board of trustees for Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. He served on the Deer Creek Township Board of Trustees, the American Legion and was a past 8th District Commander of the American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery Flag Fund.