Holmes, Martha Elizabeth (nee Erickson)

Holmes, Martha Elizabeth (nee Erickson)

February 25, 1933 – November 25, 2016
Age 83 of Rochester, passed away on November 25, 2016, of natural causes. She was surrounded by her loving family.A Funeral service celebrating her life will be held December 7th, 2:00 pm at Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 Third Ave. SW, Rochester, MN 55902, with Pastor Lisa Kipp, officiating. Cake and refreshments will be served following the service. Martha was born in Rochester, February 25, 1933 to Elbin and Christina Erickson. She graduated from Rochester High School, and went on to Rochester College for accounting. She married Gerald Holmes on October 22nd, 1955 in Rochester.  She worked as an Accountant for the City of Rochester,  St Mary’s Hospital, The Town House Restaurant, and finally as the accountant at Michaels Restaurant for over 30 years. Martha was an avid Quilter. She enjoyed cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Playing Bridge was one of her favorite pastimes. In her retirement years she enjoyed sewing and creating crafts for her family, sitting on the porch at the cabin, and hanging out with her best friend and companion, her dog Taffy. Martha is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gerald, her son Scott, and her older brother Calvin. She is survived by her two daughters Holly Dison (Mark), Tammy Har (Mike), her son Todd Holmes (Sue), and daughter in-law Janet Holmes. Her Grandchildren , Joshua, Jacob, Kierra, Tate, Nicole, Erica, Travis, and Andrew, as well as her many Great Grandchildren. (Published in Rochester Post-Bulletin on Dec. 3, 2016)