To view the flowers from Kenneth’s service, click here:  Kenneth Holand Flowers

Kenneth “Ken” Dale Holand, 79, Minot, died Saturday, October 8, 2022 in a Fargo Hospital.

Ken was born on August 14, 1943 at Grafton, North Dakota, the son of Henry and Allie (Matthiasson) Holand. He was raised and educated at Edinburgh and graduated from Crystal High School in 1961.

He was employed at Boeing in Washington prior to his military service in Vietnam with the U.S. Army from November of 1965 until September of 1967. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, he attended the North Dakota State School of Science at Wahpeton, where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering Technology.

Ken was united in marriage to Evelyn Einarson on November 29, 1969 at Gardar, North Dakota.   He was employed with KBM in Grand Forks until 1973, when they moved to Minot, where he became employed with Central Power Cooperative. He retired in 2005. They continued to live in Minot.

Ken was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and served on the Church Council in Burlington. He was also a member of the VFW Post #753, American Legion Post #26, the Dakota Cruisers and Icelandic Heritage Society. His life’s enjoyments included: woodworking, restoring antique vehicles, especially his 1941 Chevy, along with hunting fishing, traveling and yardwork. 

His loving family includes, wife of 53 years, Evelyn; daughters, Jane (George) Valente, Brick, New Jersey; Jennifer (Christopher) Nelson, Fargo; 5 grandchildren to include, Sarah, Anna and Christopher Valente and Arlo and Soley Nelson and sister, Janice (Bill) Lofthus, Mesa, AZ.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; two infant children; siblings, Stephanie Gestson and Richard Holand; brother-in-law, Myron Gestson and sister-in-law, Lorna Holand.

Celebration of Life Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2022 at Peace Lutheran Church, Burlington, ND. 
 Graveside Service: 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Gardar Pioneer Cemetery, rural Gardar, ND.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Peace Lutheran Church, Burlington or Burlington Community Food Pantry.


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