Services for David Holzer
David Holzer, age 47, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Saturday, December 28th, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 3rd, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fosston with Father Dave Super presiding. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Fosston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, January 2nd. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Friday. All visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fosston. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
David “Dave” Eugene Holzer was born March 20, 1972 in Perham, Minnesota to parents Joseph and Sherryl (Jezewski) Holzer. Dave was baptized in the Catholic faith in St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Perham. He attended St. Henry’s Catholic School through the sixth grade and graduated from Perham High School in 1990. He continued his education at Moorhead Technical College in Moorhead, Minnesota, graduating with a degree in Air Conditioner and Refrigeration. After college, he worked in his field of study for two years.
Following in his brother’s footsteps, he began to work with ABT (Advanced Business Telephone) in Fargo, North Dakota. He worked there for three years before being hired by Garden Valley Technologies, where he has been working for the past 21 years. He served as Union President of Garden Valley and Paul Bunyan Telephone since 2009. He was proud to be the President of Local 7272 and did all he could to serve and represent the members. After his regular work day, Dave would help do seasonal work on the Landsverk farm, enjoying the change of pace and the friendships that grew so very deep.
On June 14, 1997 he married Valarie Stanislawski, and they celebrated 22 years of marriage. Their lives were completely blessed when they became a family of three, welcoming home their handsome baby boy Darien through the gift of adoption on March 12, 2010.
Dave loved spending time with his wife and son, which you could tell by the sparkle in his eyes. He loved nothing better than sharing every moment he could with his family, taking them on family vacations and going with them to cheer on the Minnesota Vikings! He loved sharing his passion for the Vikes with Darien, and there was always plenty of football talk going on. Dave and Darien spent much of their time talking about and playing all kinds of sports, and it shows in the love Darien now has for sports.
Dave was an all-around nice guy, with a smile and a laugh that was contagious. You knew he was in the room by his boisterous sound of life! He was an avid outdoorsman, golfer, hunter, fisherman, and snowmobiler, activities that he loved to do together with his family and friends. He enjoyed sharing his stories and experiences, as he recently shared with his nephew Maguire, laughing about the fun times he had in the mountains snowmobiling.
The spirit of his joyful, loving life will continue on through his wife Valarie and son Darien; his parents Joe and Sherryl; his brother Steve and fiance Michelle and family; his nephew Jeremy and wife Jessica, and great-nephew and great-niece Knox and Dakota; his niece Taylor and fiancé Kirk Spilde; his father- and mother-in-law John and Connie Stanislawski; his brother-in-law Tim and sister-in-law Jill Stanislawski; his nephew Maguire and niece Macie; his brother-in-law John Stanislawski and girlfriend Brittany Moulds; and his only living grandparent, Grandma J.
Greeting him into the arms of love on the staircase of Heaven are his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Dave’s life will always be celebrated with an ice-cold Coors, laughter, and the speed of his silver bullet car!