Berniece J. Holm


Berniece J. Holm, 89, Grand Forks, died Sunday, June 19, 2022 at home, surrounded by her family.

Berniece Joyce Karlsbraaten, the daughter of Edwin and Gilma (Toso) Karlsbraaten, was born on August 25, 1932 at the farm home in Esmond, North Dakota. Berniece attended Isabel Township School in Benson County.

She graduated from the Deaconess School of Nursing in 1954. Berniece married Russell D. Holm on June 5, 1955 at Esmond, North Dakota. They lived in Grand Forks where she was employed by United Hospital and then Altru Health Systems, starting in obstetrics. She supervised several departments and spent the last several years of her career as Vice President of Patient Services, retiring in 1995.

Berniece was a member of the Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and chaired numerous committees of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Hospital’s Nursing Hall of Fame, and Jewel of Woman for her mission work at Wesley United Methodist Church

Berniece enjoyed trips to the lake, family fish fries, needlework, gardening, spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a great supporter of the activities of her grandchildren. Her greatest blessing was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by sons, Steve (Margaret) Holm, Cavalier, ND, Mark (Kathy) Holm, Grand Forks, ND, Brian (Nancy) Holm, Grand Forks, and John (Danielle) Holm, Grand Forks; grandchildren, Sarah (Josh) Vallely, Matthew Holm, Amy (Casey) Lindquist, Kris Holm, Scott (Grace) Holm, Karl Holm, Nicholas Holm and Jack Holm; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Addison, Jacob Vallely, McCabe, Cecelia, Edwin and Matilda Holm, Olivia and Logan Lindquist; brothers, Erling (Sandy) Karlsbraaaten, David (Diane) Karlsbraaten, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, her parents, and a niece, Faith Karlsbraaten Rehling.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Amundson Funeral Home, 2975 S. 42nd St., Grand Forks with visitation one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park North Cemetery, Grand Forks. Memorials are preferred to the Anne Carlsen Center or Hospice of the Red River Valley. An online guestbook is available at

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