Marietta Holste Bridgewater

Published: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Marietta Holste, 91, of Bridgewater died Jan. 2, 2013, at Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Saint Peter’s United Church of Christ south of Massena. The Rev. James Hansen will officiate. Burial will be in Victoria Township Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Steen Funeral Home, 525 Maple St., Fontanelle. Memorials may be given to the Marietta Holste memorial fund to be established by the family. Online condolences may be left at

Marietta Holste, daughter of Cora Edna (Roberts) and Leslie Clifford Miller, was born May 6, 1921, in Clearwater, Minn.

Marietta grew up in Minnesota and Iowa and graduated from Adair High School in 1940. She taught school 1940-1941.

On June 10, 1941, Marietta married Erwin Edward Holste in the First Reformed Church in Saint Joseph, Mo.

They farmed in the Massena and Bridgewater area for a number of years.

After their marriage, she joined Saint Peter’s United Church of Christ south of Massena.

Marietta worked in Greenfield at Maid-Rite as a cook for a number of years. She opened her own restaurant in Bridgewater, The Bridgewater Café. She worked at Berning’s in Creston before she retired.

Marietta is survived by her sons, Clifford (wife Lil) Holste of Minden, Clyde (wife Sumiko) Holste of Austin, Minn., Clarence (wife Gayle) Holste of Bridgewater, Cecil (wife Penny) Holste of Westminister, Colo., and Curtis (wife Jayne) Holste of Atlantic; daughters, Coretta (husband Kenneth) Andersen of Treynor, Carol (husband Ronald) Gilbert of Maidens, Va., and Colleen (husband Fred) Mayer of Vero Beach, Fla.; daughter-in-law Carol Holste of Afton; sister-in-law Virginia Holste of Massena; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marietta was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Carl Holste; and son-in-law Richard Hansen.

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