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Berniece J. Holm – Grand Forks Herald


Berniece J. Holm, 89, Grand Forks, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.

Berniece Joyce Karlsbraaten, daughter of Edwin and Gilma (Toso) Karlsbraaten, was born on August 25, 1932, on the farm in Esmond, North Dakota. Berniece attended Isabel Township School in Benson County.

She graduated from the Deaconess School of Nursing in 1954. Berniece married Russell D. Holm on June 5, 1955 in Esmond, North Dakota. They lived in Grand Forks where she was employed by United Hospital and then Altru Health Systems, starting in midwifery. She oversaw several departments and spent the last years of her career as Vice President of Patient Services, retiring in 1995.

Berniece was a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nurses Association, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and chaired numerous Wesley United Methodist Church committees. She was a member of the United Hospital’s Nursing Hall of Fame and Jewel of Woman for her missionary work at the Wesley United Methodist Church.

Berniece enjoyed trips to the lake, family fish fries, needlework, gardening, spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a great supporter of her grandchildren’s activities. Her greatest blessing was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Steve (Margaret) Holm, Cavalier, ND, Mark (Kathy) Holm, Grand Forks, ND, Brian (Nancy) Holm, Grand Forks and John (Danielle) Holm, Grand Forks; grandchildren, Sarah (Josh) Vallely, Matthew Holm, Amy (Casey) Lindquist, Kris Holm, Scott (Grace) Holm, Karl Holm, Nicholas Holm and Jack Holm; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Addison, Jacob Vallely, McCabe, Cecelia, Edwin and Matilda Holm, Olivia and Logan Lindquist; brothers, Erling (Sandy) Karlsbraaaten, David (Diane) Karlsbraaten, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell, her parents and a niece, Faith Karlsbraaten Rehling.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Amundson Funeral Home, 2975 S. 42nd St., Grand Forks with visitation one hour before the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Memorial Park North Cemetery, Grand Forks. Memorials are preferred at the Anne Carlsen Center or the Red River Valley Hospice. An online guest book is available at www.amundsonfuneralhome.com.