Mark E. Holland

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, July 25, 1956
Date of Death:
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Age:
64 years old

Visitation

Date: Sunday February 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Monday February 15, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Monday February 15, 2021
Time: 10:30 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, July 25, 1956
Date of Death:
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Age:
64 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, July 25, 1956
Date of Death:
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Age:
64 years old

Mark E. Holland

Mark Edward Holland, 64, passed away with serenity and grace on February 11, 2021. He was surrounded by his loving family. Mark fought a 12 year battle and is now in the arms of Jesus, free from his suffering.

Mark was born in Detroit, MI. He graduated from the University of Michigan with an electrical engineering degree and went on to complete his Masters at the University of Minnesota. He worked at IBM for 28 years. Mark married the love of his life, Julie Bohlsen, in Fairmont, MN on July 12, 1980. He was a dedicated family man who loved watching Michigan football games and running marathons. He volunteered his time as an usher at St. Pius X, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and served on the board of Hiawatha Homes for many years.

Mark had a kind, gentle soul. He was the best husband, father, Papa, and friend one could ask for. He is survived by his wife, Julie; children, Ryan of Watertown, WI, Mitch (Janna) of Ramsey, MN, Lauren (Lucas) of Spring Valley, MN; brother, Scott (Karen) of Marlton, NJ; sister, Sharon of Flushing, MI; and five grandchildren, Donte, Deja, Lily, Liam, and Mila.

Mark was preceded in death by his twin sons; Trenton and Justin; father, John; mother, Mary Ann; step-mother, Evelynn; and step-sister, Sandy. The family would like to extend their thanks to the caregivers at Arbor Terrace and Seasons Hospice.

A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021 at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

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The family of Mark E. Holland has received the following condolences.

Julie and Family,   Sorry for your loss.  It's been a long time since we have seen Mark, but times with him will always be remembered. You all remain in our prayers.  


 


Linda & Brad

Oh Julie, we are so sorry for your loss of Mark.  What a journey this has been for you. You have been a good & faithful servant of the Lord.  God has a special place in heaven for you , as well as Mark. We r on a month long trip to the south until March.  God’s peace & comfort.  Glenn & Jo Augustine.  

Thinking of you all at this time of loss. Having lost twins myself, I understand what you have gone through already, and sharing in the compassionate care from Seasons Hospice; we cry at our birth, and cry at the death. Peace and love to the Holland family. 

Prayers and love to you and your family. 
Mary & Todd Kelsey

Julie and family, 


Our thought and prayers are with you. How blessed we were to know Mark, a kind, gentle soul, with a contagious smile. 


May you find joy in your memories.


Sandy & Henry Hocraffer 

Julie and family,


 


Judy and I are very sorry to hear of you loss.  You are all in our thoughts.


 


Bob and Judy Olson


 

 


To The Holland Family,


 


Please accept my sympathies as it is with great sadness that I read about Mark's passing.  I have fond memories working with Mark at IBM.  I still can hear his voice and the joy he brought to our work days.  Rest in peace Mark you are not forgotten.


 


Dale Goetsch


 


Julie - We're remembering all the good times we had with you and Mark back in our younger days.  He was a great friend, and I know he was a terrific husband and father.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Rest in peace Mark.  

julie, we met mark, and you, at arbor terrace, when cindy’s mom, darlene enderson, was a resident there.  and, rich has just realized he worked with him at ibm. 


 


we are so sorry for your loss.  as said in his obit, mark was such a kind and gentle soul.  we enjoyed visiting with you both at arbor terrace.  know that we are holding you and your family in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate these tough times.  hugs, peace, and love.  cindy and rich macrafic

So sorry to read about your husband’s passing .Our thoughts and prayers are being sent up for you and your family 

To Julie and Family:


We send you our deepest condolences and prayers. Mark was a fine brother. Peace be with him.


Love, Scott and Karen Holland

Julie and family,


We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers!


Blessings,


Ann and Steve 

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Julie and family, in your loss   May God give you strength for these sad days. 

Our Prayers and Love to you Julie and your family . Mark is  with Trenton walking running and riding his bike. I can see his big smile from ear to ear. Mark was a Loving Husband father and friend . Now he is with his best friend Jesus.  Take care We love you

Mitch, Janna and family,


My sincere heartfelt condolences to all of you.  May your memories live on in your hearts.  


Aunt Cindy

Julie and Family,


What a great tribute to Mark! Truely, he was a kind, gentle soul and was the BEST husband, father, Papa, and friend who was loved by many.  Thoughts, hugs, and prayers to all.  


 


 

Julie -  I saw Mark's notice today, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.  Barb

Julie and family, I am very sorry to hear of Mark's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest in peace, Mark.

Julie and Family,  I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Mark.  He was such a kind loving guy.  He had been a great dad to his kids and husband to you Julie.  He will be greatly missed.  We will see him one day again.  Love you all lots and sending prayers!  

Praying for your family in this time of sorrow.   I worked at IBM with Mark as we all started our careers and Julie was my roommate for a time.   Mark was a gentle soul who always had a beautiful smile and a twinkle in his eyes.   He made me memorize the Michigan fight song and I still remember it.   You all are in my thoughts.    

Julie - My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Take care.


Barb

Julie and family.  I don't know if you remember me, but I worked at IBM with Mark many, many years ago.  I am sorry for your loss.  Mark was always smiling and that made others smile.  I remember a few years ago when Bethel Lutheran church was doing either The Promise or The Miracle where I was directing the onstage choir and he came and talked to me for a bit.  It was nice to see him. 


 


My prayers are with all family members at this time.  May he rest in peace. 


 


Brenda

Dear Julie....I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing.  I remember his kind smile as I passed him in the IBM Hallways many times.  He was a wonderful family man and a kind soul and I'm sure will be remembered and loved by his family forever.  Love and prayers to you and your family.

We were blessed to have our brother-in-law Mark in our family. His love for his family, his kindness and quick smile will never be forgotten. We will all miss him, but rejoice that he is  now in God's loving embrace for eternity. He will always live on in our hearts!