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Obituary: Oliver P. Holen, Sr.

Obituary A memorial service for Oliver P. Holen, Sr., will be held on Saturday, August 31, at Green's Redmond Funeral Home, 16551 NE 79th St., at 1 p.m.
   Mr. Holen passed away August 19 in Kirkland at the age of 74. He was a retired machinist and had lived in the area since 1966.
   He was fond of outdoor sports and loved country music, the Mariners, and wrestling. He served two years in the Army in WWII.
   Mr. Holen was a member of the Redmond Eagles and CB Clubs and many knew him as "Pa Griz."
   He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
   He is survived by his wife Blanche of Duvall; daughters Sandy Bergsma of Bothell, Joan Williams of Portola, California, and Kathy Gilmore of Duvall; sons Oliver Holen, Jr., of Carnation, Don Holen of Duvall, and Mike Holen of Duvall; brothers Morris, Orin, Irvin, and Alvin, all of North Dakota; sister Carolyn of North Dakota; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.