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Howard Holten

Howard Truman Holten, 99, passed away Wednesday, April 20,2022.

Funeral services were held in Bottineau, Tuesday, April 26, at First Lutheran Church. In addition, a gathering and graveside ceremony will take place in Wildrose, in June.

Howard was born June 26, 1922, in Wildrose, to Mabel (Evenson) and Olaf Holten. He was raised on the family farm in Divide County, one mile north of Corinth, at the intersections of Highway 42 and the Divide/Williams County line.

He attended grade school at Liberty School in Divide County, graduated from Wildrose High School in 1940. He was drafted into the United States Army Air Corps in 1942 and served in England, Normandy, France, Northern France, Belgium and Germany throughout the duration of WWII.

Upon his return from the war he purchased the Standard Oil Bulk dealership in Wildrose from his cousin, Willie Evenson, and maintained that business until his retirement in 1987. In addition, at various times, he served as the treasurer for Wildrose High School, Grace Lutheran Church, and the City of Wildrose. He was also a member of the Wildrose Volunteer Fire Department, Lions Club, American Legion Post 110, Sons of Norway, Senior Citizens and more.

He is survived by wife of 72 years, Ardith (Alg); daughters, Denise Faulkner (Minot) and Phyllis (David) Geiszler (Bottineau); son Kevin (Dickinson); grandchildren, Heather Faulkner; Nick (Farrah) Faulkner; Hope (Ryan) Anderson; Lindsey (Jason) Guss; Maribeth (Jake) Joraanstad; Kyle (Caycie) Holten; great-grandchildren, Luke Anderson; Landon and McKenna Faulkner; Conner and Dawson Guss; Amos Joraanstad and Charlie; Benjamin Holten and brother-in-law, Herb Alg.

He was preceded in death by parents; his brother Everett; “in-laws” George and Ila Peterson; Orville and Ruth Alg; Percy and Marie Alg; Herbert and Vera Alg; Leslie and Doris Davidson and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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