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Rock Dale Holder

Rock Holder


Rock Dale Holder, 54, passed away peacefully at Health Center Northwest in Kalispell on July 16, 2013, surrounded by family.

Rock was born March 24, 1959, to Gale and Lela Holder in Whitefish. He was the third of four children. Rock graduated from Lincoln County High School in Eureka, where he grew up.

Rock was a skilled mechanic and knew his way around cars. He was known as the best transmission man around.  Fishing was one of his favorite pasttimes; you could find him at his favorite fishing holes on Sinclair Creek and in the Ten Lakes area. He was known as Uncle Rock by everyone he met.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gale and Lela Holder, sister Lynn Ann and great nieces Pyper and Payslee Bernethy.

He is survived by children Jaimie, Amanda, and Jake; brother and wife, Mike and Kit Holder of Kalispell; sister and her husband, Gail Jean and Dawain Burgess of Fortine; favorite nephew Joe Burgess and family of Eureka, along with numerous family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests you make a donation to Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter P.O. Box 1815 Eureka, MT 59917.

Graveside services were July 20 at the Tobacco Valley Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Eureka.

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