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Edwin Holland

Edwin Holland, 97 of Roslyn died on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Strand-Kjorsvig Community Rest Home in Roslyn. His funeral will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Webster, Pastor Steve Hargis and Pastor Morgan Redday officiating. Burial will be at Tabor Lutheran Cemetery near Webster. Visitation will be on Tuesday 4-7 P.M. with a 6:00 P.M. prayer service and prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Edwin Seward Holland went to his heavenly home on November 5, 2011. He was born January 26th, 1914 in Day County, South Dakota near Pierpont to Jacob Holland and Isabelle (Sampson) Holland. He was their first born, with nine sisters and two brothers following. He grew up in Day County attending country school, often telling about letting the horses find their way home in the snow storms. The Holland family attended Tabor Lutheran Church near Webster where Ed was confirmed. At the age of nineteen Ed left South Dakota to work in New York Harbor, Long Island Sound and the Barge Canal as an engineer on the tug boats, living in a rooming house. He later moved Upstate New York and was employed by the Carrier Corporation. In 1938 he married Marjorie Winter. The couple had five children. Following their divorce he married Elaine Whipple on November 26, 1953 at Central Square, New York. After living 20 years away from his home state, Ed moved his new wife and daughter back to Day County South Dakota. He worked a variety of jobs including farming, handyman jobs, and eventually working at Day County Implement as a truck driver. He retired at the age of 62 so that he could begin his next career at Pickerel Lake as the owner operator of Eds Bait Shop. Ed and Elaine were well known on the lake and continued for 20 plus years selling gas, bait, groceries and candy, but the advise and opinions were always free. In 2008 Ed and Elaine retired to Roslyn where he continued to plant and care for his gardens. His final days were spent in the Strand-Kjorsvig Community Rest Home. Ed will be missed by his wife Elaine of nearly 58 years, Six children; Maude (David) Coleman, Florida, Tom (Phyllis) Hand Illinois, Victor Hand New York, Alice Schneider Pennsylvania, Linda Johnson New York, Glendora (Ron) Estacion Rapid City South Dakota. 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 5 sisters; Judy Barber of Bristol, Emma Waddle, Selma (Jay) Evenson and Helen (Ted) Nelson all of Webster, SD and Serine (Earl) Althoff of Waubay, SD; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters (one in infancy), two brothers (one in infancy), and two infant sons.

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You be missed grandpa. Lots of love

Rachel Estacion Nov 12 2011 12:00 AM

The twinkle in his eyes said it all.

Kristin Hughes Nov 11 2011 12:00 AM

I am going to miss you very much. When I come into church,gonna miss that smile and your handshake. I know you are in heaven, and one day I will get to see you again.

Dee Aufdencamp Nov 11 2011 12:00 AM

Ed will be sorely missed at Pickerel Lake and his Bait Shop was one of the last old school remnants of the lake. Thanks to Ed for keeping the shop open when he could have easily sold it off to make roomm for yet another custom home. Ed was truly a gentleman and I always enjoyed my chats with him about the best fishing holes. Rest in peace, Ed. You will be missed. Joe & Suzanne Pearson and Family

Joe Nov 10 2011 12:00 AM

Ed touched so many lives on Pickerel Lake. We will carry memeories of Ed and Ed's Bait shop in our hearts forever. The lake willl never be the same without him. He was always kind and generous to me and my family. It was a honor to know him. In my heart he will always be at Pickerel tending his garden. He will be missed by us all. My sincerest condolences to Ed's family. He was one of a kind. (Katie Kelly on behalf of the John Kelly family.)

katie Kelly Nov 10 2011 12:00 AM

The best uncle anyone could ever have. I will always remember your quick wit, loving nature and stong faith in God. Thanks for being a part of my life, molding and guiding me into the adult I am today.

Lee (Tahna) Knutson Nov 9 2011 12:00 AM

Ed's Bait Shop and Store will live forever in the lore of Pickerel Lake. Ed will never be forgotten. It was a privilege to know him and a treat to fish with him on occasion.

John Butterbrodt Nov 9 2011 12:00 AM

Elaine and Family, All of your friends from Pickerel Lake wish to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. We have so many fond memories, thanks to both of you. Sincerely, Gene Burrish President, GPLA

Gene Burrish Nov 8 2011 12:00 AM

Because of Ed and Elaine, our time at the lake was so much more pleasant. One of our favorite things was to go to the little store and buy some delicious cinnamon rolls and a newspaper. We'd chat with Elaine and learn some news around the lake. We'd see Ed working out in his garden growing those wonderful tiny potatoes. We will miss Ed and we all hope that Elaine and the family will remember the good times at Pickerel Lake.

Linda Stanfill Nov 8 2011 12:00 AM

Ed and Elaine and Ed's Bait Shop are responsible for many fond memories shared by me, my family and my friends from years of spending time at Pickerel Lake. They are a sound reminder that salt of the earth is more valuable than gold. Best wishes to their family from mine.

David Sandvig Nov 7 2011 12:00 AM

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