Alice “Lorraine” Holmes-Bloms

April 6, 1924-Oct. 25, 2020

Alice “Lorraine”

Holmes-Bloms, 96, Minot,

ND, and formerly of Lans-

ford, ND, died Sunday,

October 25, 2020 in a

Minot hospital.

Alice was born on April

6, 1924 in Raymond, SD, a

daughter of Jesse and

Margaret (Kenneally)

Hurlbert. At the age of

six, the family moved to

Eckman, ND where she at-

tended schools in Eckman

and Chatfield Township

in Bottineau County, ND,

and attended high school

in Glenburn, ND.

On October 4, 1941, she

married Milton B. Holmes

in Bottineau, ND. They

made their home in

Blaine Township, Bot-

tineau County, northwest

of Lansford, ND, where

they farmed and raised

their family. They retired

from farming in 1980. Al-

ice worked for 16 years at

Skagens Hardware and

Variety Store and also five

years at the Mohall Good

Samaritan Center as a

Certified Nursing Assis-


She was a member of

the Lansford United

Methodist Church and its

women’s group, and the

Lansford Senior Citizens


Milton passed away on

May 29, 1989. On March

24, 2000, Alice married

Clarence Bloms at St.

John’s Catholic Church in

Lansford. They made

their home in Lansford

until 2011. Clarence

passed away on January 6,

2011. Alice moved to

Somerset Court in Minot

in 2012.

Alice enjoyed her time

writing the Lansford news

for the Renville County

Farmer for many years.

She enjoyed reading, cof-

fee and visiting at the

Lansford Cafe, flowers

and gardening. She espe-

cially enjoyed following

her grandkids and

great-grandkids in the

academic and sports

successes and dancing at

the Moose.

She is survived by: her

son, Jack (Truc) Holmes,

of Fallon, NV, and chil-

dren, Manon (William)

Singer, (and their chil-

dren, Cameron, Lara (and

her child, Rylan) and

Niel), and Keven Holmes

(and his children, Kate,

Rian and Ashley);

daughter, Jean (Richard)

Limke, of Minot, ND, and

their children, Jeff (Karen)

Limke, (and daughter

Heather), Jason (Cristy)

Limke, (and their chil-

dren, Cameron, Braeden

and Christian), and Aimee

(Brandon) Hodny; step-

children, Lynnette (Glen)

Cunningham, Eileen

(Curt) Schacher, Jerry

(Joyce) Bloms and

Mitchell Bloms; 11 step-

grandchildren and 11


and sister-in-law, Bernice


She was preceded in

death by: both of her hus-

bands; a grandson, Jesse

Holmes; brothers, Howard

Hurlbert, Lyle (Glenna)

Hurlbert, Cecil (Grace)

Hurlbert, Walter (Luella)

Hurlbert, Clifton (Janice)

Hurlbert, Roland Hurlbert

and George (Elnor) Hurl-

bert; sisters, Exa (Roy)

Scholl, Agnes (Victor)

Gergen, Ora Hurlbert and

Elaine (Oscar) Servin;

brothers and

sisters-in-law, Lester

(Mary) Holmes, Rev. Vir-

gil (Joyce) Holmes, Shir-

ley (Myron) Knutson and

Mary Lou (Walter) Lielke;

and stepson, Kelly Bloms.

In lieu of flowers,

memorials are preferred.

A private family service

will be held Tuesday, No-

vember 3, 2020 at 10 a.m.

The service will be

livestreamed for the pub-

lic to view and can be ac-

cessed by going to

YouTube at


channel/ UCkw5w



Burial: Lansford Com-

munity Cemetery, Lans-

ford, ND.

Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

cess the online obituaries

section at www.thompson


Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot, ND