July 26, 1955-March 17, 2017
MONTEVIDEO — Services for Kathy Holen, 61, of Marshall and formerly of Montevideo, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wang Lutheran Church, rural Maynard. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. There will also be visitation at the church for one hour before the service.
She died Friday, March 17, 2017, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Kathy Jo (Lien) Holen was born July 26, 1955, in Granite Falls, the daughter of Robert and Donna Mae (Bakker) Lien. She was baptized and confirmed at Wang Lutheran Church. Kathy graduated from Maynard High School in 1973 and later from Granite Falls Vo-Tech after studying to be a legal secretary. She worked for several attorney’s as a paralegal. She was united in marriage with Todd Holen in June of 1988. They made their home in Montevideo. Kathy worked in Willmar at Western Minnesota Legal Services for over 30 years. She lived in Arizona for a few years before moving back to Minnesota. She was currently working at People Ready in Marshall. She enjoyed going for walks and doing crafts. Kathy was very involved with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her mother, Donna Mae Lien of Granite Falls; three sons, Jeremy (Alisha) Lien of Granite Falls, Chad Holen of Benson, and Christopher (Sarah) Lien of Lucan; nine grandchildren, Justin, Kaitlynn, Ashlynn, Seth, Ayla, Mason, Konner, Zoey, and Emily; and two brothers, Stanton (Joni) Lien of Maynard and David (Sue) Lien of Maynard.
Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Bernard (Alice) Lien and John (Grace) Bakker and her father, Robert Lien.