Eugene "Gene" T. Holt

  • Funeral Date: 6/10/16
  • Funeral Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date of Birth: 6/04/27
  • Date of Death: 6/03/16
  • Funeral Location: Bethel Lutheran Church

Eugene T. “Gene” Holt was born June 4,1927, in rural Dennison, Minnesota, the son of Eddie T. and Arlin (Larson) Holt. He attended and graduated from Northfield High School in 1945. Gene entered the United States Army on January 29, 1946 and received his honorable discharge on May 3, 1947. Following his service, Gene returned to Northfield. He was united in marriage to Jean Doane on June 18, 1949 at Herron Methodist Church in Minneapolis. The couple farmed for many years and during that time, Gene also worked as a carpenter and hauled grain. In 1953, Gene started Holt Trucking and worked for Green Giant and Faribault Canning Company, and hauled turkeys. He later started Holt Grain and Feed. In 2002, Gene retired due to medical reasons. Jean passed away in September of 2004. As his health continued to fail, his son, Ed and wife, Editha, cared for him at home.

On Friday morning, June 3, 2016, Gene passed away at his home at the age of 88. He is survived by his son Ed (and Editha) of Northfield. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean; his parents; and two sisters, Marlys Hohrman and Arla Weber.

Visitation will be held at Bierman Funeral Home on Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 4 PM to 7 PM and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services for Gene will be held on Friday, June 10, 2016 beginning at 11 AM at Bethel Lutheran Church with the Reverend Rebecca Wold-Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the Northfield Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the VFW and American Legion, Northfield.


  1. edward gergen

    gene was one of the finest trucker friend i new, very caring and a big heart.

  2. Edward Gergen

    Gene was one of the finest truckers I ever met. He had a big heart and was very caring. He will be sorely missed.

  3. Gene was a kind, respectful and caring sole. I am lucky to have known and worked with him for past almost 30 years. He will be missed by all who knew him.
    God Bless you Gene.