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Frances Holter


August 11, 2021

Frances Holter was born Jan. 9, 1929 to Luther and Hattie (Yeska) Schultz in Hinsdale.

She passed away April 19, 2021.

Frances grew up with three brothers and three sisters on a ranch south of Hinsdale.

She loved books, especially if the book featured a horse. Reading and learning became a life-long love.

After high school, Frances earned her teaching degree and taught in several one-room schoolhouses in northern Montana.

Frances married Arthur J. Holter on Dec. 23, 1950 in Glasgow.

A fun loving mother, Frances instilled a life-long love of learning in her children, nurturing each child’s creativity and dreams.

After moving with her family to Racine in 1967, Frances worked for Dremel Manufacturing and the Racine Public Library.

She was a longtime member of Luther Church of the Resurrection.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband Arthur; infant son Gary; brothers James, Roy and Bill Schultz; and her sister Mabel Nelson.

She is survived by four children; Al Holter (Nancy Turner) of Los Angeles, Marilyn (Dale) Johnson of Spokane, WA, Helen Holter of Seattle; and Jennifer Holter of Mount Pleasant, WI.

Frances is also survived by her grandchildren: Steven Johnson, Emma Holter, Joseph Johnson, and Evan Holter; and by her sisters: Joan Melby and Marguerite (bob) Stefczack, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Frances’ life will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Lutheran Church in Hinsdale. Burial will follow.

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