Stanley F Holsten

Died: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019

Recitation of the Rosary

10:30 AM Mon., Feb. 25, 2019
Location: Lockenour-Jones Mortuary

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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

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Williams Family
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
Condolences to the Holsten family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

Thomas Leet
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
With caring thoughts at this difficult time. Dirk, Rocky , Tammy, Paula and Families. Sorry for the loss of your Dad .. We all grew up next door to each other on E street and i worked for Stan a number of years..The best part of working drywall was on the job in Grand Island i got to go to the Horse races... With Sympathy Tom and Suzanne Leet.

   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.

Steve Irwin
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
My condolences on the passing of your father Stanley.

I have great memories of spending many days at the horse races with him and with Helen and Dirk and sometimes Paula. Those occasions were fun for me and I hope were fun for Stanley too.

I lost my father in 2004 and my mother in 2011 and think of them every day. I will miss your father too but will remember him and the time we spent together at the races.

Jim & Sally McMurtry
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
Some guys you just don't appreciate in life till you get older. Stan was one of those folks for me. When I was in HS He took me under his wing a little bit, gave me a job that I was woefully unqualified for (Dirk always had my back) and served as a father-figure for me. Though I hadn't seen Stan for many decades, I will miss him. Sincere condolences to all the family.

Gina & Jerry Pennington
   Posted Sun February 24, 2019
Our condolences to the family, you are all in our thoughts and our prayers

Maureen Harlander
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about your father, Paula. I hope you and the rest of your family can find peace in knowing he is now in heaven. Hugs and prayers, Maureen

John & Donna Tucker
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
Stan was a great guy. I have a lot of great memories on hanging out on E street.You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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