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James Casper "Jim" Holter


James Casper "Jim" Holter, 70, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, after a short battle with cancer.

James Casper "Jim" to most, "Jimmy" to only a chosen few, was born in Billings, Mont., to Cap and Idell Holter on Oct. 16, 1946. The young family moved back to Glasgow when Jim was still a baby, where he was joined by sister, Sylvia, brother, Curt and then, his sister, Joyce.

He attended Glasgow schools, actively involved in FFA, 4-H, Key Club and wrestling. After the family moved to the farm in 1957, his days were spent milking, feeding the animals, cutting hay, picking rock out of the fields and burning the midnight oil doing his schoolwork.

He enjoyed riding horses, rock cutting and polishing and wood lathing. Wrestling became a great passion of his, so he had to fit that activity in with all his chore duties.

He attended Concordia College, then enlisted in the Marines and was stationed at San Diego, Calif., and Okinawa, Japan.

He married his first wife, Joyce Granley, from Bainville and they had two children, a daughter, Kirsten, followed by a son, Dion. He and Joyce were divorced and later, he met and married Sandra Halverson. Together they raised Shaw Halverson.

He enjoyed teaching for several years. He had remained active in all the wrestling programs as a fan, assistant to coaches and coaching AAU wrestling. He also enjoyed his bowling team and missed being involved with that this season.

Mission trips to Mexico were highlights in his Christian life. He loved music and used his talents to man the sound board for the church worship team.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cap and Idell Holter; and his second wife, Sandra.

Survivors include his children, Dion and his wife, Kelley, and grandchildren, Sydney, Isaac, Macey and Remi Holter of Greenville, Tenn.; Kirsten and her husband, Jake, and granddaughter Paige Hatzenbiler; and a great-grandson, Rylan, of Belle Fourche, S.D.; three siblings, Sylvia Little, Curt Holter and his wife, Becky, and Joyce Miller and her husband, Dan; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Assembly of God Church in Glasgow. He has been laid to rest in the family cemetery on the farm.


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