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Mrs. Colleen Margaret Holder

October 15, 2019 — November 12, 2019

Colleen Holder (nee. Knutson), passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. She was born on October 15, 1950, to Clifford (Stony) and Doris (nee. Oldenburg) Knutson.


Colleen spent her entire life in Rochester, investing her life in her family and her community. She attended a one-room school on Hwy D, the Rochester Agricultural School and graduated from Waterford High School. She married Robert “Bob” Holder Jr on August 30, 1975. The couple had four children and five grandchildren.


Graduating with a degree in Interior Design from Gateway Technical College, she worked with several furniture and design companies throughout southeast Wisconsin, as well as Tobin Drug in Burlington. Most recently, she was the Registrar at YMCA Camp MacLean in Burlington.


Colleen served as a board member for the Rochester Cemetery, as well as a board member of the Burlington Seniors group. Colleen found great joy in the time spent with her friends and grandchildren. They were the love of her life. She will be greatly missed.


Colleen was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford “Stoney” and Doris Knutson, sisters Cheryl (Kara) Mayes, Linda (Knutson) Helton. She is survived by her loving husband Bob, Children Kyle (Tricia) of Kenosha, WI; Nathan (Sarah) of Iola, WI; Travis (Alyona) of Elkhorn, WI; and Jocelyn Holder of Rosholt, WI; Grandchildren Anastacia, Catelynn, Valerie, Nathaniel Andrew Jr, Liviana and a grandchild on the way. She is further survived by siblings Martin Knutson (Louisville, KY), Michael Knutson (Germantown, WI), Thomas (Cindy) Knutson (Rochester, WI), Christine (Dan) Rathbone (Twin Lakes, WI) and Peggy (Steve) Thorp (Milwaukee, WI).


Visitation Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Honey Creek Community Baptist Church, Highway D, Honey Creek. Services will begin at 11:00 AM with a private burial service following. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Honey Creek Community Baptist Church. The Holder family wishes to extend its sincere thanks to the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at St. Luke’s Medical Center for their excellent care of our dear Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend, Colleen.


MEALY FUNERAL HOME
WATERFORD, WI
262-534-2233
www.mealyfuneralhome.com
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Visitation

Saturday, November 16, 2019

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Honey Creek Community Baptist Church

35512 Washington Avenue, Honey Creek, WI 53138

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Service

Saturday, November 16, 2019

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Honey Creek Community Baptist Church

35512 Washington Avenue, Honey Creek, WI 53138

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