Dolores Holwell

Oct. 1, 1925-Sept. 8, 2017

Dolores Holwell, age 91,

of Bottineau, died Friday

at her home. Her funeral

will be held on Tuesday at

2:00 pm at the Nero Fun-

eral Home in Bottineau.

Visitation will be Monday

from 3:00 pm until 9:00

pm at the Nero Funeral

Home in Bottineau. Burial

will be at the Oak Creek

Cemetery in Bottineau.

Dolores Opal Holwell

was born October 1, 1925

to Mabel (Sather) Wegge

and Raymond Wegge in

Larimore, ND. She attend-ed McCanna and Larimore

Public Schools and later

moved to Minto, ND

where she graduated in

1943. She then worked for

L.E. Tibert Company in

Voss, ND as a secretary.

In January of 1946 she

was united in marriage to

her high school sweet-

heart, James Holwell.

They moved to Fargo

where he attended NDAC,

and she attended Inter-

state Business College

while working at Builder’s


The couple moved to

Bottineau in 1948. They

had three children who

were raised in Bottineau:

Sandra Rae, James Willi-

am, and Laurie Jane.

Dolores was a “Mrs.

Clean” stay at home mom

who loved to bake and

have coffee gatherings. On

occasion she was called

upon to work at Bottineau

High where James was

employed for 42 years.

She and her husband

were involved in school,

community, and First

Lutheran Church. She

was an avid reader, loved

music, and most of all

loved her family. She was

in Bell Choir and was a

charter member of Stitch

and Study Homemakers.

Dolores was also a Girl

Scout leader and accom-

panied many music


Following her

husband’s death in 1994,

Dolores moved to Grand

Forks where she was in-

volved in a women’s en-

semble and belonged to

circle. She returned

‘home’ to Bottineau in


Survivors include: her

daughters Sandra Rae

(Terry) Hartsburg,

Phoenix, AZ and Laurie

Jane (Sam) Law, Lake

Metigoshe, ND; sisters,

Lois (Vern) Pladson, La-

Vaughn (George) Kelley,

and Evelyn (Ed) Brown;

grandchildren Stacey

Boltz (Andy), Cassie Boltz

(Beau), Darcie (Eric)

Bolt-Miller, Joshua (Sha-

na) Law, Nicholas (Can-

dace) Law, Katy (Dustin)

Moore; 7

great-grandchildren Za-

chary, Trevor, Elijah, Jim-

my, Ella, Charlie, and Syl-


Dolores was preceded

in death by: her father,

Raymond, her mother,

Mabel, her step-dad, San-

ford Bakken, her husband,

James, and her son, James


Arrangements were

with Nero Funeral Home

in Bottineau. Friends may

sign the online register

book at www.nerofuneral