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Newell Delbert Holt


Tue, Mar 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Newell Delbert Holt, 84 of Chatfield, Minn., died Tuesday March 4, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital –Saint Marys.

Newell was born January 15, 1930 to the late Stanley and Velora Holt. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean war. Prior to retirement he worked in the Rochester area for multiple businesses including; Rossi Farms, Arnold Supply, Holsum Bakeries, Red Lobster, and Republic Parking.

He married Betty Royce Byron on December 2, 1951, they were later divorced. He married Carlene Elisabeth Durst on April 15, 1967, they were later divorced.

He is survived by his loving companion of 32 years Pauline Forney of Chatfield, Minn., one son Delbert (Gwen) Holt of Oronoco, Minn., daughters Donna (Larry) McDaniel and Jacqueline Iden of Mobile, Ala, Alice Holt and Sue Holt of West Union, Iowa; step-daughter Glenda Durst of Highland Park, Ill. and daughter-in-law Jamie Holt of Ostrander, Minn. Grandchildren Sara Holt, Alisa (Thomas Walker) Iden, Athena McDaniel, Christopher Holt, Eva Iden, Jennifer Holt, James McDaniel, Kayla (Maverick) Showalter, Michael (Cherelle) Holt, Ryan Hundorf, Noah Packingham, Kyle Hundorf, Jordan Holt, and Jakob Holt; 12 great-grandchildren; and brothers Laurel (Luanne) of Douglas, Floren (Rose) of Stover, MO, Markie of Byron, Minn., and Verlyn (Sheila) of Byron.

Newell enjoyed the outdoors, especially his garden, and visiting with friends and family. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by sons Roger, Philip and Ralph; son-in-law Bobby Iden; Brothers Zbina and Darold; Sister Darlene; Sister-in-laws Ruth and Catherine; and one step-great granddaughter.

A memorial service was on Thursday March 6 at Chatfield United Methodist Church.

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