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In Memory of Helen Davis Holland


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Helen Farlow Davis Holland, age 92 of Hudson, WI passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 2, 2018.

Helen was born on January 5, 1926 in West Branch, Iowa to Tom and Luella Davis.

She graduated from West Branch High School and furthered her education at WM Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Helen worked at AIB, Business College in Des Moines, Iowa for 2 years before marrying the love of her life, Keith “Pete” Holland. They were united in marriage on August 2, 1949 and were blessed with four children, Kyle, Tom, Mary, and Dianne.

Helen also spent 18 years working as a Tour Director and Docent Coordinator for the Historical Galloway House and Village in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She enjoyed reading, stitching, bridge, and spending time with her family and friends.

Helen is survived by her children, Kyle Holland, Tom (Charlene) Holland, Mary (Bob) Smith, and Dianne (Chris) Holland-Tuve; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith “Pete” Holland; parents, Tom and Luella Davis; and siblings, Howard, Belva, and Thelma.

A Memorial Service for Helen was held on March 5, 2018 at the Christian Community Home of Hudson, WI. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to the Pete and Helen Holland Trust, c/o Hudson YMCA, 2211 Vine St., Hudson, WI 54016. Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI.


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    • I wa so surprised, shocked to read about Helen. She and my mother (Harriet Christianson) were close buddies. I met Helen through my mother and we quickly connected. She was so much fun, so interesting to talk to. I had lunch with Helen, Audrey, and Marlene late in Novemeber. We had fun sharing memories of my Mom and of their memories of life before Wintergreen. Each of those ladies was full of life and wonderful stories. I will miss talking to Helen and miss her emails. I will treasure the little cards she had sent me, all stitiched with those little arthritic hands. A dear sweet lady.

      My deepest sympathy, love and prayers to all of you.

    • I will miss Helens smile. I was one of the Sunday church leaders from the Methodist Church. It was always so nice seeing Harriet Christensen and her come to services. I visited with her many times.