Glen Holter, 84, Minot, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Trinity Hospital in Minot.
Glen August Holter was born Aug. 9, 1928, the son of Arthur and Celina (St. Croix) Holter, on the rural family home near Norma. He worked as a farm laborer in the Clifford and Galesburg area before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. He received a medical discharge just prior to an active duty assignment.
Glen moved to Minot and sold cars for a while and started working at Oppen's Grocery Store on Valley Street, where he met the love of his life Phyllis Elaine Peterson of Carpio, who did accounting in the office. Glen was united in marriage to Phyllis at the Carpio Lutheran Church on March 5, 1952. The couple made their home in Minot for a short time, then moved to a farm near Towner. Glen also worked in the Towner grocery store cutting meat, and helped run the roller skating rink for a short time.
They moved back to rural Minot where Glen was employed as the north-central salesman for what is known today as the Nash Finch Company, the second largest publicly traded wholesale food distributor in the United States. At the age of 36, he again became ill with a blood disorder and was severely handicapped.
Glen always had a deep, personal faith in God. He and Phyllis were members of Christ Lutheran Church in Minot. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2012. He daily had coffee with many wonderful family members and friends as he loved people! He enjoyed reading Louis L'Amour westerns, and listening to old-time music and hymns. He supported the Frozen Fingers Music Association and Old-Time Fiddlers' Contest at the International Peace Garden. Glen helped start the N.D. State Fair Parade, and the Chariot and Chuck Wagon Racing Association of N,D. But his favorites were "special family gatherings," teasing kids, teaching them how to ride and drive horses, going on long trail rides, and camping out!
With his outgoing and talkative personality, Glen touched many lives, but his greatest treasure was his family.
Those who shared his life were: his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Glenda (Russell) Fauske of Bottineau; son, Allen Holter (JoAnn Mosser) of Minot; grandchildren, Tyrell Fauske, Fargo, Austin Fauske, Grand Forks, Betina (Douglas) Fry, Minot, Dustin (Trina) Holter, Minot, and Levi Holter, Chadron, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Carter Fry, Elsie Fry, Lane Holter, Wyatt Holter and Kinlee Holter, all Minot; brothers, Sidney (Joyce) Holter, El Sobrante, Calif., Dalvin (Diane) Holter, Towner; sisters, Vivian Solberg, Hinckley, Minn., and Joy (Harold) Storseth of California; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Glen was preceded in death by: his parents; daughter, Carla; brothers, Donovan, Wallace and Odean Holter; sister, Sidona Ryan.
Funeral: Saturday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Homes Chapel, Minot.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.
Visitation: Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: are preferred to the International Music Camp or to the American Red Cross.
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