Neva Holter - Brookings


Oct. 28, 1937 –July 9, 2018

Neva Holter, 80, of Brookings, died Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Brookings Health System.  

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Brookings.  Graveside services are at noon Friday at St. Petri Cemetery in rural Bruce.  Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Rude’s Funeral Home in Brookings.  Rude’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

 Neva Holter was born on Oct. 28, 1937, in Volga, the daughter of Victor and Irene (Wilaby) Benz.  Neva received her education in rural school in Brookings County and was a graduate of Bruce High School in 1955.  

She continued her education at General Beadle in Madison and received her teachers certificate in 1956.  

After receiving her education, she taught rural school for several years.  

 Neva married LaValle Holter on June 28, 1957, in Brookings.  After their marriage, she continued to teach school.  She was then employed at the Bruce Market for many years until purchasing the market in 1973.  

They continued to own and operate the Bruce Market until 1983. In 1986, they moved to Brookings and in 1989, she was employed at Brookings Monument.  Neva also worked as a home party planner from 1986 until 2000.

 She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bruce and First United Methodist Women and served as the church organist for many years as well as being active in various other clubs.

 Neva is survived by her two daughters, Lynelle (James) Hagedorn of White and Ronda (Daniel) Bjerke of Grand Prairie, Texas; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lola (Robert) Perry of Brookings and Elaine (LeRoy) Misfeldt of Pipestone, Minnesota; three brothers, Delvin (Mary Ann) Benz of Bruce, Larry Benz of Norwalk, Iowa, and Ronald (Sue) Benz of Lennox and a sister-in-law, Necia Benz of Bruce, along with many nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, LaValle and brother, Dale.

Condolences may be sent to the family through www.rudesfuneralhome.com.

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