Stanley F. Holsten, age 94, of Grand Island, passed away Monday, Feb 18, 2019, at the Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney.
Stan was born July 30, 1924 in Norman, NE to Swan A. and Violet (Estergard) Holsten. He graduated from Cambridge High School. He served in the Navy in WWII right out of High School.
Stan was married to Mary Kay Trant on April 18, 1954. He was a drywall contractor most of his life. In 1957, Stan & Roger started a company in Omaha, NE and then in Littleton, CO in 1959. He then settled in North Platte, NE in 1963 where Stan & Kay raised their four children. He also started up Rock-Rite Drywall while in North Platte.
On July 8, 1985 he married Helen Kramer. They lived in North Platte until 1993 then moved to Grand Island. There he worked at Yonkers Department Store. Stan and Helen loved going to Fonner Park and betting on the horses. He was a big sports fan and loved watching football and rooting for the Huskers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; wife, Mary Kay; parents, Violet Bramble (Estergard), Swan Holsten; grandsons, Brandon Michael and Shane Travis Nida; stepfather, Arthur Bramble; his brother, Roger Holsten and his sister Marjorie Mickelson (Trobaugh).
Survivors include his two sons, Dirk and wife, Laura, of Parker, CO and Rocky and wife, Jolene, of Kearney, MO; two daughters, Tammy and husband, Dan Nida, of North Platte, NE and Paula and husband, Mel Hoskins, of Parker, CO; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge, NE with Father Ken Wehrs officiating. Rosary will be recited at 10:30 prior to a 11:00 AM Memorial Service. Inurnment will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Millitary Honors will be conducted graveside. Memorials may be left in Stan’s name at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary. Friends may leave on-line condolences at lockenour.com.