Vada Holman

Vada E. Holman (Kolb)

Tuesday, May 3rd, 1927 - Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Vada E. Holman, age 93, died at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer on Sunday, July 27, 2020. She was born in Barron County to Ernest and Nettie (Falkner) Kolb on May 3, 1927. She attended LaFollette, a one room, 8 grade school house and then graduated from Barron High in 1945. She got her nursing education at Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, completing it in 1948 to become a registered nurse. On May 21, 1955 she married John L. Holman. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, WELCA and volunteered at the Bloomer Food Pantry. In her free time she knit and read and spending time with friends and family. Vada enjoyed her life as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many.

She is survived by her sons: John “Jerry” Holman of Morristown MN and William Holman of Marquette MI, numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Ernest and Nettie; husband of 54 years until his death in 2009: John; daughter: Terrie Holman; brothers: Ernest (Elsbeth) Kolb and Ervin (Eleanor) Kolb; sister: Rachel (Wallace) Candler.

Due to current restrictions, graveside services will be held at Wayside Cemetery in Barron on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at Please be safe and practice CDC guidelines for social distancing.
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  • Service

    Monday, August 10th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, August 10th, 2020 1:00pm
    Wayside Cemetery
    90 N 18th St
    BARRON, WI 54812
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  • Interment

    Wayside Cemetery
    90 N 18th St
    BARRON, WI 54812
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Teresa Wagenbach Zalot

Posted at 10:42pm
Vada was a very special part of the Wagenbach extended family. I was happy to continue a friendship and a connection with her through the years. Due to her urging, I was able to connect with 'PeeWee' Kolb in California so we could keep in touch that way too. I enjoyed some sweet conversations over the phone even up to this year. She was always so happy to have news of the family and of what was going on in our lives. Vada was a loving, special soul. May God welcome her home even as those left behind miss her.

Carolyn Essmann

Posted at 05:43pm
My grandparents, Ray and Elaine Klukas, lived on the corner next to John and Vada. As a child, i remember visiting my grandmother and visiting with John and Vada. Vada was an angel on earth when my grandma was ill. Always helping and advising for the best care for her. Vada will always have a special place in my heart for that. My dad and mom kept in occasion contact after my grandma passed and it was always such a joy to visit with both of your parents. My father and i stopped to visit Vada about 2 years ago. We arrived, unannounced, and of course she warmly invited us in. We had a nice visit but it was short, She was on the go to a couple appointments. When i let Vada know that my father had passed this last spring, i received i really nice letter in return from her. She said she was at the health care center with hopes of returning home. I will miss our visits but know that Vada will always be remembered very fondly by our family. May she be lifted up on angel wings. May God bless your family. With sincere sympathy. Carolyn Essmann

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