Dean Carroll Holst, age 91, died Monday, May 16th, 2022 at UHD Hospital in Blue Earth, MN. Visitation will be held Friday, June 17th, 2022 from 4:00-6:00PM at Nasinec Funeral Home. At 6:00PM a prayer service will be held followed by full Military Honors accorded by the Kiester American Legion Post #454. Burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, MN. Nasinec Funeral Home in Wells is entrusted with arrangements. Please see www.nasinecfh.com to leave online condolences.
Dean Holst was born June 18th, 1930 in Forest City, Iowa to James and Viva (Oshiem) Holst. He attended school in Forest City and Thompson, Iowa. After high school Dean served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged in 1955. Dean attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, MN and graduated as a tool and die maker in 1971. He was employed as a tool and die maker for Winnebago Industries, Iowa Mold & Tool, and Country Home & Machine before retiring in 1992. Dean was united in marriage to Priscilla Mutschler April 20th, 1985. During his life Dean farmed in the Thompson and Lake Mills area. He served as Commander of the Kiester American Legion Post #454 for two years. He belonged to Grace United Methodist Church in Kiester, MN and enjoyed fishing and bowling. He bowled in the ABC National Tournament for over 30 years. Dean also enjoyed traveling and going to his Navy Reunions.
Dean is survived by his wife Priscilla; his step-daughters Beverly (Brad) Scherb, Janice Leasure, Nona Luecht and Darla Roberts; Eight step-grandchildren and many, many great grandchildren; Two brothers Don Holst of Lake Mills, IA, and Gary (Mariann) Holst of Leland, IA; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
Dean is preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Viv; One sister-in-law, a granddaughter and a great grandson, and two brothers Ralph and Mark Holst.
Dear Pricilla and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Dean. I pray God gives you strength and comfort in this time of grief.
Priscilla and family, My sympathy to you. I didn’t know Dean had passed away until tonight. I was looking through the Nasinec obituaries and saw it. If the obituary was in the Faribault County Register paper, I missed it.
You had been on my mind lately, but sadly I am not good at getting letters written.
I called Lorie to see if she knew it but she hadn’t heard it either.
I pray that God gives you help and comfort at this time, Shirley
Priscilla and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Dean was my God Father and I have several great memories of him. May God be with you and guide you through this difficult time.
We will surely miss his smiling face. Jim was a classmate of Deans. We went to alot of Twins games together and made several trips together. Glad we got to see you both in Oct. Peace be with your family!