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In Memoriam...

"... and the light of Brotherhood shall burn throughout Eternity."

Allen Robert Holmes

Allen Robert Holmes, age 52 of Virginia died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008.

He was born April 10, 1956 in Virginia, the son of Al and Marian (Johnson) Holmes. Al was a 1974 graduate of Virginia High School and attended UMD. He was employed in sales for several companies, including the Hughes Tool Corporation. Al was a member of Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church in Virginia and its "Bibles & Brew" bible study group. He loved sports, was an avid golfer, and volunteered at the Virginia Regional Medical Center. Al cherished his family and loved children. He put the needs of everyone else ahead of his own. He will be remembered with love as, "Uncle Al, all the kids' pal" and will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father Allen E. Holmes, and grandparents, Grace & Peter Anderson and Olga and Waldemar Holmes.

Al is survived by his mother, Marian Holmes of Virginia; his children, Katie Grace (Ned) Halling of Kalispell, Mont., Ian Holmes & Odin Holmes of Minneapolis; siblings, Candy Furo and Cassy Holmes of Duluth, Connie Christenson & Tom Holmes of Virginia; nieces and nephews, Erin & Todd Furo, Cassy (Doug) Schauwitzer, Brian (Christa) Christenson, Brent, Kim, & Scott Christenson, Andrea & Alyssa Landstrom, Jamie & Heather Holmes, and a host of friends.