Laura Hollesen, age 95, of Everly, Iowa died on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Everly. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.
Laura Irene Hollesen, the daughter of Ethel and Hugh Galbraith was born on December 3, 1923 in their family home south of Spencer, Iowa. She was number 10 of 12 children. Laura attended rural schools and in later years became a nursing assistant. She was baptized through the Methodist church by which she continued to be an active member until her death. Laura and Dale Hollesen were blessed in marriage on December 23 of 1939.To this union 4 children were born. Dale and Laura spent time in Texas, Colorado Springs, and Spencer before settling in Everly, Iowa in 1957. Dale and Laura operated The Ranch in Everly from 1957-1984.
Laura was deeply involved with her home and loved keeping up with her yard. She was a wonderful baker and enjoyed sharing her pies with those around her. Painting, decorating, and planting flowers were a common hobby you could find her doing. Christmas Eve was always spent in her Everly home surrounded by loving family.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Janet and her husband Luverne Runneburg of Everly, Iowa, Joy Hollesen of Hartley, Iowa, Eddy and his wife Teresa Hollesen of Laughlin, Nevada, and Jeanne Hollesen of Everly, IA. Laura is survived by 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren as well as several great-great grandchildren.
Laura is preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband, Dale, her 11 siblings, 2 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
No words can express how deeply missed she will be by her family.
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