Robert Allen Holmes


August 21, 1924 - December 25, 2009




Robert Allen Holmes was born August 21, 1924, at Fedora, SD, to Peter and Mary (Larson) Holmes. He grew up and attended school at Fedora and graduated from Fedora High School. In 1943, he entered the US Army and served in Europe during World War II. On November 26, 1949, he married Veronica McDonald at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. He was employed at the Armour Creamery in Mitchell for many years and was a custodian at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and School, until his retirement. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, American Legion and VFW.

He is survived by four children: Richard Holmes and wife, Mary of Sioux Falls, SD, Dr. Douglas Holmes and wife, Marcie of Kearney, NE, Shellie Davis and husband, Ron of Spearfish, SD, Bonnie Holmes of Martinez, CA; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Veronica, March 8, 1998, twelve brothers and sisters and his parents.



Tuesday, December 29, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, December 30, 2009
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1412 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Darwin Noble on December 29, 2009
I was saddened to hear of "Uncle Bobs passing". I will remember him as a kind and caring person.....also I will remember him for squirting me when he was milking the cows!

May God Bless You All
Posted by Wendy Royston on December 29, 2009
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing during the holidays. My prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
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