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Glenn married Diane Michalchuk in 1967. They have three children; Marcy, Jason and Kerri. Glenn has a building construction business and they reside in Minnedosa. Donald was killed in a car accident in 1966. David married Jacki Westburg in 1976. They have a daughter, Katrina. David is presently mink ranching south of Minnedosa. Terry married Sharon Meadows. They have a son, Derek. Terry works with his brother Glenn. Rick married Linda Johnson in 1978. They have two children; Christopher and Wendy. They are living in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, and Rick is presently working on building construction.
Margaret Adelia (Della) was born at Scandinavia on N.E. 24-18-18 on May 17, 1924, the second oldest in the family of six. She received her education at Nedrob school and married John Nylen in 1945, when he returned from overseas, after serving in the army. They moved from Winnipeg to the Otter Lake district and bought a farm previously owned by Robert Hjelmeland, S.E. 15-18-18. They have a family of four; Garry, Gail, Edward (Ted) and Margaret (Peggy). In 1976, they sold the farm and moved to the Onanole district where they now reside. Garry lives at home and attends the Rolling Dale workshop at Cardale. Gail and Jim Davis, with their two boys, Colin and Sean, bought a small acreage and moved to Onanole in the fall of 1982, after spending 12
years working; Gail in the bank and Jim as Manager of a finance company. Ted is employed at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg as a Biochemical Technologist. Peggy and Stan Chan, both psychiatric nurses at the Brandon Mental Hospital, reside in Brandon with their little girl, Lesley, one year old.
Olaj Walter Emanuel, oldest son was born in the Scandinavia district and spent his childhood years with the family on a mixed grain and fur farm, commonly referred to as twenty-four, receiving his education at Nedrob school. In August of 1944, the family moved to Winnipeg to manage and operate a large mink and fox farm. Two years later Walter purchased S.W. 3-18-18, east of Erickson, previously owned by Edward Johnson, and the family returned to reside there. On October 25, 1947, he married Florence Viola Nylen, daughter of Fred and Marie Nylen. They had three children; Brian Walter born on March 17, 1949, Gerald Frederick born on August 2, 1950, and Marilyn Mae born on April 24, 1956. They were all raised and educated in Erickson. During these years he was a school bus driver and with the help of the family, rented more land and built up a herd of registered Holstein cattle. From 1967 to 1971, he was also employed with the Erickson Co-op as Farm Supply Manager. They were all active members of Bethel Lutheran Church and took part in community affairs.
The Holm Family. Back Row, Left to Right: Della, Walter, Lennart, Leo, Ruby. Front Row: Eugene, Linda and Ruth.