Anna Holine (Rask), 90, of Stanchfield, Minn., went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 25, 2014. She died peacefully at GracePointe Crossing Gables West in Cambridge.
Anna was born Oct. 26, 1923 in Isanti, Minn. to Andrew and Emma (Hamren) Rask. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1941. In 1942, Anna married Wilford Holine while he was serving in the U.S. Navy.
They began their marriage in Fridley, raised their family for 25 years in Isanti, and finally retired to their log home in Stanchfield (built by Wilford and family) 38 years ago. They enjoyed 69 years of marriage before Wilford passed away in 2011.
Anna worked with special needs children for Cambridge State School and the Cambridge School District until her retirement. She was very active in her church at Elim Baptist, in Isanti, serving as Sunday school teacher, music committee and choir member, and much more. She carried on her parents strong faith in Christ, instilling those truths in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her love of music, which included singing with The Grandma Trio, was a big part of her life. She will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts.
She is survived by her five children, Linda (Lee) Hawkinson of Cambridge, Heidi (Dave) Salo of Stanchfield, Sherry (Charles) Bergman of Deer River, John (Karen) Holine of Woodbury, Jim (Jean) Holine of Braham; three sisters, Ruthie Larson of Cambridge, Bette Sundberg of Cambridge, Donna (Burton) Sundberg of Willmar; sisters-in-law, Violet Rask of Denver, Sonja (Ken) OClaire of Bertha, Minn.; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and by many other close relatives and friends.
Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford; brothers, Norman and Alton; sisters, Martha Chader and Elvera Wolff; brothers-in-law, Wesley Wolff, Gordon Sundberg, Dana Larson, Sidney Nyman, and Byron Schaffer; sisters-in-law, Audrey Rask and Sylvia Nyman; grandson, Richard Hawkinson and granddaughter, Rhya Hawkinson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti with Pastor Ryan OLeary officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. LaDonna Larson will serve as soloist, Ruth Larson as pianist and Craig Sundberg as scripture reader. Pallbearers will be Bjorn Holine, Anders Holine, Seth Holine, Ricky Hawkinson, Christopher Wojcik and Matt Canfield. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements were with Strike Funeral Homes.