Doug HoleDoug Hole, age 73, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Thursday (September 10th) at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Doug Hole, age 73, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Thursday (September 10th) at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Douglas Owen Hole was born on November 24, 1935 in Erskine, Minnesota to parents Ray and Verda (Barrow) Hole. He grew up in Erskine and graduated from Erskine High School in 1953. Following high school, Doug worked various jobs in the area and region, including surveying in South Dakota.
Doug entered the United States Air Force in July of 1958 and was stationed at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, California. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Fealy on June 25, 1960 and received his honorable discharge in June of 1962.
Following his military service, Doug and Jane lived in St. Paul for a short time before settling in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. While in Coon Rapids, Doug worked as a machinist for Steel Sales, Inc. They returned to Erskine in 1976 and purchased an upholstery business. They operated the business out of their home until 1986 when they expanded and moved to downtown Erskine. During this time, Doug also drove school bus from 1977 until 1988. They sold the upholstery business in 2001 and retired.
Doug enjoyed being active as a volunteer during his retirement years in Erskine. He volunteered at the grocery store delivering groceries and milk, meals on wheels, mowed at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, and was a member of the Fairview Cemetery Board. He was also a dedicated and active member of the United Methodist Church in Erskine. Doug was known as a person that was always willing lend a helping hand to someone in need.
Doug’s interests included camping, reading, walking, feeding the birds, and watching the “Price Is Right”. Most of all, he loved the time that he spent together with his family.
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Jane, of Erskine; three children, Dan (Brenda) Hole of Erskine, Jeff (Jane) Hole of Winger, MN, and Julie (Brian) Lene of Erskine; six grandchildren, Brandon, Leah, Larissa, Teanna, Zack, and Brylie; one sister, Patti (Russ) Bacon of Erskine; two brothers, Roger (Beatrice) Hole of Eden Prairie, MN, and Wayne (Jeanne) Hole of Fargo, ND. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday (September 15th) at the United Methodist Church in Erskine with the Rev. Sarah Lawton officiating.
Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, rural Erskine.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Monday (September 14th) at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Erskine. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.
Military honors will be provided by the Bailey-Throne American Legion Post #596 of Erskine.
Messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.