Fielding "Phil" K. Holmes, age 86, formerly of Owatonna, died October 13, 2016 at the Red Rock Senior Living in Woodbury, MN
Funeral Mass is set for 2:00PM Wednesday, October 19th 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. Military honors will be provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Fielding was born on March 11, 1930 to parents Carl and Marie (Olson) Holmes in Galesburg, IL. He graduated from Little Falls High School in Minnesota. He then went on to attend St. Cloud State University for 3 years before putting his education on hold to enlist in the United States Airforce in 1951 during the Korean War. In 1954 he was honorably discharged and he returned to St. Cloud State to finish his degree in Business Management. After college he got a job in Atlanta, GA, working for Federated Insurance. Fielding married Marcia Johnson in Delano, MN in 1956. The two finally made their home in Owatonna where they raised their 4 children and Fielding retired from Federated Insurance after 37 years of service. In retirement Fielding stayed busy; he drove school bus, worked at Cash Wise, volunteered at the River Bend Nature Center, in Faribault, teaching children about nature. Memberships include Elks and American Legion.
Fielding is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Marcia, Woodbury, MN; children, Susan Holmes, Medford, OR; Lee Ann (Johnny) Fugaban, Woodbury, MN; Marie (fiancÃ© Larry Anderson) Prigge, Red Wing, MN; 3 grandchildren, Megan (Josh) Essert, Jake Holmes, and Katelyn Fugaban. He was preceded in death by one son, Fielding S. Jr.
Condolences may be sent to Marcia at 2195 Century Ave. S. #210, Woodbury, MN 55125.
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