Services for Orlin Wayne Holm

Orlin Wayne Holm, 88, of Bagley, Minnesota, formerly of Leonard, MN, died on Monday, September 26, 2022 at Essential Health in Fosston, MN.  
 A time of remembrance will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 10:00 a.m.  to Noon at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bagley, Minnesota. Interment will be held at Bagley City Cemetery at a later date. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements. 
 Orlin was born on March 16, 1934 in Clearbrook, Minnesota to Clifford and Agnes (Melhus) Holm. He grew up working on the family farm with his dad. As a teenager, he raised and showed sheep earning several awards. Orlin wore many hats throughout his life and career. He began working with Ray Ambuehl drilling wells out of Clearbrook and later with his brother, Dennis. For two seasons, he worked on the ore boats on the Great Lakes. Along with his friend, Junior Christensen, Orlin hauled timber for a few years around the Leonard area. He also worked on the pipeline construction out in North Dakota. Lastly, he worked for Alvin Peterson hauling milk from farms to the creamery in Fosston. Orlin later purchased part of the business and operated independently.
 Orlin was united in marriage to Mary Lou Hesby on November 6, 1957 in Clearbrook, MN. Together they made a home and raised their four children. After retiring, Mary Lou and Orlin enjoyed traveling to visit family. One of their favorite places to visit was House on the Rock in Wisconsin, which they visited numerous times. One year, they even made the trek to Oregon to visit cousins. He and Mary Lou had a passion for firearms and could often be found at area gun shows. Orlin loved spending time in the woods or on the lake, especially deer and grouse hunting as well as fishing. When his kids were young, he would even clean their tiniest catches. Orlin was a hard worker, but he always made a point to have fun and spend time with his family. He will be missed. 
    He is survived by his children, Valerie (DeWayne) Smith, Rosalie Marty (Walter Hartmann), and Michael Holm; 7 grandchildren, Robert (Amber) Smith, Joshua Smith (Amy Ogaard), Justin (Michelle) Smith, Anthony (Allissa) Marty, Jr., Tyler Marty (Cassie Nelson), Kayla Holm, and Clinton Holm; 7 great grandchildren with one on the way; sister-in-law, Polly Holm; brother-in-law, Duane Hesby; and many other family and friends.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Agnes Holm; his wife, Mary Lou Holm; his son, Clinton Holm; his brother, Dennis Holm; and his sister, Phyllis Wiltse. 
Messages of condolence may be sent to

Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225


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