Roland C. Holder, 89, of rural Hinton, Iowa, died Monday, March 18, 2019 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 at Holy Cross Parish, St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City with Father David Hemann officiating. Entombment with full military honors was held at Calvary Cemetery.
Roland Carl, the son of Jesse and Mabel (Hinkhouse) Holder, was born March 5, 1930 in Kingsley, Iowa. Roland attended one-room country schools in Woodbury and Plymouth Counties.
He worked at Beaulieu’s Ag Service then worked as an arc welder at North American Manufacturing Company (NAMCO). He was inducted into the United States Army on December 6, 1951 and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on October 9, 1953.
On November 24, 1953, Roland was united in marriage to Dolores Joan Hook at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hawarden. The couple lived in Sioux City for a brief time before moving to their farm near Hinton.
Roland operated his own bulldozing business for several years. He worked at NAMCO for 40 years until retiring in 1992. After retirement, he worked at Siouxland Auto Auction.
Roland was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, and he helped with their annual fish fries.
Survivors include his children: Craig Holder of Hinton, IA; Brad Holder of Hinton, IA; Brenda (Charles) Horman of Bangor, WI; Daniel Holder of Hinton, IA; Dale Holder of Plano, TX; Janet (Patrick) Keegan of Sioux City; and Lee (Mary) Holder of Hinton, IA; five grandchildren: Victoria Horman, William Horman, Josh Keegan, Jordon (Rebecca) Watkins, and Clarice Conaway (Dan Sams); and five great-grandchildren: Josie and Arlo Watkins, Shea, Kylani and Emity Conaway.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dolores on February 26, 2019; two children in infancy, Chris Holder and Gayle Holder; one brother, Glenn Holder; and one sister, Pauline Niemala.