Elaine Holm, 77, of Arthur, ND passed away peacefully from this life into the arms of our Lord on Dec. 27, 2020 surrounded by her family.
Elaine Kay Lako was born on Aug. 2, 1943 in Fargo to Carl and Pauline (Winings) Lako. Elaine attended Rose Valley Country School thru the 4th grade and graduated from Arthur High School in 1961. She then attended Dakota Business College in Fargo. Elaine married her high school sweetheart Donald Holm on Feb. 14, 1964. Their marriage on Valentine’s Day followed a tradition for previous and current generations of their family. Elaine and Don made their home in Arthur where Elaine worked various jobs to help others when needed. She was very active in the Arthur UMC and the community. She served as Sunday school president, UMW President among many other things. She also served as the city accessor and on several election boards.
Elaine is survived by her husband, Don; two daughters, Karen (Don) Harris of Vermillion, SD and Tracy (Mike) Anderson of Page, ND; grandchildren, Nicholas Harris, Sydney, Olivia and Brody Anderson; siblings, Pat Hansen, Barb (Al) Wagner, Helen DeVries, Greg (Cindy) Lako, David Lako, Mary Beth (Bill) Engelke, Ed (Phyllis) Hodgson, Shirley (Dan) Hagemeister; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Duane (Shirley) Hodgson; brother-in-law, Bernie Hansen; and special aunt, Sarah Gogolin.
As a society what we have allowed to happen to those in long term care facilities is unacceptable. It robs the residents and their families of the most fundamental human needs of love and affection and their basic freedom and right to life. If anyone thinks the government and the nursing home administrators are doing the right thing with the lockdowns, they have not lived our sad journey for the last 9 months. And if you think this doesn’t affect you, you are wrong – it just hasn’t affected you yet.
Visitation: Friday, Jan. 1, 2020 from 6 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND.
Funeral: Saturday, Jan. 2 at 10:30 AM at the Arthur United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior.
Burial: Arthur Cemetery.
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