March 11, 2013


Warren Holm, 91, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City with the Rev. Betty Weidert officiating. Burial will be at Lake City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the funeral home.

Warren Arthur Holm was born on the family farm north of Yetter, Iowa, on Dec. 27, 1921, to Arthur S. Holm and Lela Clark. Warren attended Wildcat Country School and helped his folks on the farm.

He grew up during the Great Depression and was known for his marksmanship. He was a hunter and provided wild game to supplement the family food supply. He was an avid fisherman who shared the bounty of his many successful catches with many members of the family and community.

Warren served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill.

On Aug. 17, 1946, Warren married Evelene Tannehill, and they began farming on the Holm family farm where he was born. Warren and Evelene had six children: Mary Copp of Parker, Colo.; Michael Holm of Yetter; Tony Holm of Austin, Texas; Annette Lange of Rockwell City; Eric Holm of Casper, Wyo.; and Elaine Aden of Carroll. Warren also had 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

In December 1986, Warren retired from his production manager position at Bowie Manufacturing where he worked for 25 years.

Warren loved his family, and he loved life, he was an avid fisherman after he retired and stayed closely connected to the land on his acreage in Yetter where he gardened and shared his produce with family and friends.

Warren served his community when elected as mayor and councilman of Yetter. He also maintained the town water system and park.