Obituary: Eva Holmes

Eva C. Holmes, age 95 of Watertown, passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at the Elim Home in Watertown.

Funeral service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. David Weeks officiating. Visitation was from noon until the time of the service at church. Interment at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Watertown.

Eva was born on Aug.13, 1917, in Watertown, the daughter of Otto F. and Annie A. (Anderson) Carlson. Eva was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown. On June 19, 1941, Eva was united in marriage to John L. Holmes at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown by Rev. Anderson.

Eva was extremely proud of her Swedish heritage and her family. She thoroughly enjoyed baking, cooking and entertaining friends and family at her home.

Eva was preceded in death by her husband John; daughter Carolyn Dahl; parents Otto and Annie Carlson; sister Edna Carlson; brother Glen Carlson.

Eva is survived by her loving family: children and spouses Barbara and Russ Jerde of Maple Plain, Jack and Joan Holmes of Elk River, Nancy and John Donahue of Austin, Darrel and Shelley Holmes of Watertown, Kevin and Diane Holmes of Watertown; son-in-law Bernie Dahl of Winona; grandchildren Chloe and Cory Capitani, Hilary Holmes, Zoey Holmes, Mark and Robin Jerde, Mitchell and Michelle Jerde, Michael and Rheanna Jerde, Anne and Kevin Rothstein, Tim and Kelly Dahl, Annette and Rod Trachta, Adam and Anna Holmes, Andy and Jackie Holmes, Allison and Russ Risdal, Jennifer and J.T. Hemann, Dan and Janelle Donahue, Patrick and Ruth Donahue; 20 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joe and Judy Holmes of Minneapolis; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Casket Bearers Mark Jerde, Mitchell Jerde, Adam Holmes, Andrew Holmes, Dan Donahue, Patrick Donahue, Chloe Capitani, Hilary Eva Holmes, Zoey Holmes, Timothy Dahl.

Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. www.johnsonfh.com.

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