Ronald G. ‘Ronnie’ Holter - Estelline


Nov. 18, 1938 – Sept. 16, 2018

Ronald G. “Ronnie” Holter, 79, of Estelline, died Sunday, Sept., 16, 2018, at the Estelline Nursing and Care Center. 

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estelline. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Geise Funeral Home in Estelline.

Ronald Gene “Ronnie” Holter was born on Nov. 18, 1938, in Estelline,  the son of Adolph and Cecelia (Bergh) Holter. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Petri Lutheran Church near Bruce.  He attended school at Eureka No. 57 and graduated from Bruce High School in 1956. Ronnie went to work for Peter J. Schweitzer for more than 17 years. In 1975, Ronnie began his 3M career in Brookings until his retirement in 1994. He married Anitra Heyl on July 1, 1961, in Hendricks, Minnesota. The couple had five sons, Kevin, Kent, Brian, Bryce and Darin. In retirement, he drove bus for the Estelline schools for four years.

Ronnie was a lifetime member of the American Legion and Trinity Lutheran Church in Estelline. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying fishing, hunting, trapping, building the “perfect trap” and camping. He followed the Minnesota Twins and Vikings and could be found at many of the Estelline Redmen sporting events. Most importantly, he loved being grandpa, watching his grandchildren in their activities.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anitra Holter, of Estelline; five sons, Kevin Holter, of Estelline, Kent Holter, of Brookings, Brian (Deb) Holter of Watertown, Bryce Holter, of Alexandria, and Darin Holter, of Estelline; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wes (Isabelle) Holter of Brookings, Dale (Joanne) Holter of Highland Ranch, Colorado, and Myron (Sally) Holter of Topeka, Kansas; two sisters, Adelpha (Leland) Reppe of Bruce and Julie (John) Anderson, of Boise, Idaho, and many nieces and nephews.

Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents.

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

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