Hertha Holland, 97, of Butterfield died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

Hertha Holland, 97, of Butterfield died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at Kingsley Shores Senior Campus in Lakeville. Funeral services will be 11am, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at First Lutheran Church in Butterfield with Rev. Andy Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour before services at the church. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Odin. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church, Butterfield or Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Odin.

Hertha (Kunkel) Holland, daughter of Julius and Paulina (Zimmer) Kunkel, was born on June 19, 1921 in Mountain Lake. On June 15, 1945 she was united in marriage to Leonard Holland in St. James. They farmed southwest of St. James for about 6 years before moving to Odin, where Leonard operated the Standard Oil Station. They moved to Butterfield, in 1954 where she worked as a school cook, restaurant cook and operated an in-home day-care service for several years. Leonard died on Aug. 30, 1993 and Hertha continued to live in Butterfield until 2011 when she moved to St. James. In April 2015 she moved to Kingsley Shores Senior Living in Lakeville, where she resided until her death. Hertha enjoyed visiting family and friends, gardening, canning and keeping in contact with her seven brothers and seven sisters and always a good hot cup of coffee within reach. She was a long-time member of First Lutheran Church in Butterfield where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Ladies Aid.

Hertha is survived by her three sons: Orville (Muriel) of Minneapolis, Lowell (Lynda) of Apple Valley, Bruce (Carol) of Ramsey, and daughter, Marlys Behnke of Appleton, Wis; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; one sister; one brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leonard; grandson Andy Holland, seven brothers, seven sisters and son-in-law Roger Behnke.