Carmen Holien, age 94, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
A Celebration Of Life will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson with interment in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Carmen Jane Holien (Krohn) was born on August 16, 1924, in Benson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of John and Mabelle Krohn (Pierce). Carmen was baptized as an infant on December 21, 1924, at Congregational Church in Danvers, Minnesota and was later confirmed as a youth in her faith. She received her education in Fonda, Iowa and was a graduate of Fonda High School Class of 1942. She furthered her education at Hawkeye Community College, earning her Associates Degree in Teaching and received a Teaching Certificate.
Carmen was united in marriage to Derald M. Holien on September 17, 1946, in Goodland, Kansas. This marriage was blessed with two children, Robert and Barbara. Carmen and Derald M. resided in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the first six years of their married life. They traveled to several countries while Derald M. was enlisted in the United States Army. They shared 38 years of marriage until the passing of Derald M. on February 21, 1985.
Carmen was employed as a Teacher at Rural School in Fonda, Iowa, for two years. The summer following her second year, she spent with a teacher friend and her parents on their cattle ranch south of Junction City, Kansas. She was then employed as a Dental Technician at the Funston Dental Clinic in Fort Riley, Kansas. Carmen was a bookkeeper for the Playhouse Company for 3 years. In 1980, she worked for the Graybow Daniels Company in the accounting department and retired in 1983. She was a member of the New Journey Church Of Christ in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Carmen enjoyed watching and feeding birds. She also enjoyed cooking for her family and collecting driftwood. Some of her other hobbies were gardening flowers and vegetables, camping and traveling. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.
In March of 2017, Carmen moved to Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, where she passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, surrounded by family and friends.
Blessed be her memory.
Carmen is survived by her:
Son, Robert Holien, of Hutchinson, MN;
Daughter, Barbara Scholz, of Hutchinson, MN;
Siblings, Shirley Daak, of Riverside, CA,
John W. Krohn, of Cosmos, MN;
Grandchildren, Deborah Cameron, Sandra Kitzman, Don Scholz and his wife, Laura;
Great-Grandchildren, Samantha Scholz, Sandra Rasmussen, Kendra Kitzman, Daniel Kitzman, Kody Kitzman;
Great-Great-Grandchildren, Jayden Rasmussen, Ana Rasmussen;
Many nieces, nephews and friends.
Carmen is preceded in death by her Husband, Derald Holien; Parents, John and Mabelle Krohn.