Edwin E. Holst, 95

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Edwin E. Holst, 95, of West Liberty, formerly of Durant, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at Wilton Retirement Community.

Ed was born in Muscatine County, southeast of West Liberty on Feb. 1, 1922 to Henry and Minnie (Johnson) Holst. He married Wilma R. Vogel on Aug. 14, 1943 in West Liberty. She preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 1988. Ed farmed until 1949, he then owned and operated Case Implement Store in West Liberty until 1953. He and Wilma moved to Durant and owned and operated Ed Holst Trucking. He later worked for Twin States in Durant, retiring in 1983. He enjoyed gardening, cooking and was willing to help anyone at a moments notice.

Ed is survived and lovingly remembered by his daughters: Lorna Jasperson of Wilton and Marilyn (Steve) Ralfs of Durant, sons: Curt Holst (Lynn Leming) of New Cumberland, PA and Duane (Becky) Holst of Durant, 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, 3 brothers: Leonard, Lloyd and Everett, 8 sisters: Alma, Erma, Norma, Dorothy, Fay, May, Gladys, and Mary, daughter-in-law Joy Holst and son-in-law Chris Jasperson.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. Bentley Funeral Home in Durant. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Durant Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Durant Firefighters Inc. in his memory. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bentleyfuneralhome.com.
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