Dwight W. ‘Winty’ Holmgren, 65

obit-HolmgrenDwight W. “Winty” Holmgren, a resident of St. Paul, formerly of Upsala, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at his home in St. Paul.
A funeral service was held Friday, Aug. 9, at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose, with the Rev. Gary Taylor officiating. Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery in Grey Eagle.
Dwight Winton Holmgren was born Sept. 24, 1947, in Upsala, to Herbert and Evelyn Holmgren. On July 8, 1995, he married Rhea Lyon at their home in St. Paul. Dwight worked as an auditor for the state of Minnesota for 35 years and retired in 2008.Winty enjoyed listening to music, tending his flowers, hunting, fishing and camping.
Survivors include his wife, Rhea Holmgren of St. Paul; stepchildren, Robin (Maynard) Zierden of Freeport and Dan (Dianne Welsh) Ilgen of Pine City; step-grandchildren, Ashley, Alex, and Alyssa; brother and sister, Kenny (Naomi) and Sandra (Jim); several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cats, Ginger, Tammy and Midnight.
Dwight was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Beatrice Holmgren.
Serving as casketbearers were Maynard Zierden, Alex Zierden, Dan Ilgen, and Nick Rosenow.

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