Roy T. Holland

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Roy T. Holland, age 65, of New Hampton, IA died Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at his home of cancer. Roy Trent Holland was born and raised in southwest Iowa on a farm near Dexter, Iowa. Holland graduated from Iowa State University. He served in the United States Army. He edited the 24th Division Newspaper in Germany. Roy founded the first personnel recruiting firm for agri-business. He spent 41 years with his firm, Agri-Careers in New Hampton, IA. Roy was a 25 year member of Rotary, serving as past president. He received the Service Above Self Award Roy enjoyed traveling and exploring other countries. Roy is survived by his daughter Shana (Dean) Lair of Charles City, IA; four grandchildren Karly Holland, Jordyn, Ryeleigh and Wesley Lair; a special friend, Dorothy Beyer; one brother Glenn (Dee) Holland of Eagan, MN; two sisters Irene (Don) Newby of Bondurant, IA, and Elaine (Jack) Savage of Orland Park, IL; many nieces and nephews. Roy was preceded in death by his parents; a son Reed Holland. Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to a favorite cancer charity. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery. Visitation: Visitation will be from 12:00pm to 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Service: Memorial services will be at 2:00pm on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Chapel in New Hampton with Pastor Rod Ankrom officiating.

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  1. My sympathy to Shana and Family. As I was thinking today of Roy , I am sure he and Reed are together in heaven. Certainly it gives you peace that he is suffering in this world, but finding joy in heaven.

    My thoughts and prayers
    Dorann Burgart

  2. Dorothy, The Lord placed you and Roy together for love and comfort that only genuine love can give. You gave his life joy and meaning. It was our blessing to see you together. He was happy and content when he was with you. The Lord will comfort you too, Dorothy. Aren’t you glad that you know our Lord personally? He is an awesome God. He will give you strength to get through these days of missing Roy.
    Thank you for letting us know.
    With Christian love and great respect,
    Clarence and LInda

  3. Shana & Family,
    You have my sympathy on the loss of your father. I’m not sure if I will be able to make the services on Saturday, however I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Shana,
    We were sorry to read of your Dad’s death.
    Please accept our condolences and give your cchildren an extra hug.
    May you have many fond memories of him to share with your ckildren and family members

  5. Shana, I am sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. Roy was a special friend of mine. I remember the first time we met. It was the evening of the devasting Charles City tornado. Roy was a guest at our area Ag teachers get together at Nashua,where I taught. It was a lasting friendship that we had. I am glad Roy was my friend. May he rest in peace.

  6. Dorothy, and the family our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy are with you all at this time.

  7. Dorothy, and the family our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy are with you all at this time.

  8. Having spent 20 plus years working for and with Roy Holland, I can tell you he was a very kind and wise man. I still have the Christmas Cactus he gave all of us many years ago. It blooms beautifully and I always think of him when I see it.

  9. Shana you and your family have my sincerest sympathies. Your family has adn always willhave a special place in my heart. I can almost see you Dad and Reed together again! I hope you memories can carry you through your sorrow.

  10. Shana, Dean, Karly, and family: So sorry to hear of your Dad/Grandpa’s passing. It is a Blessing to know he is no longer in pain. My Prayers are with you.

  11. Shana, I’m sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Just know that there are many, many people thinking about and praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  12. Shana, Karly and families–
    So sorry to hear of Dad/Gpa’s passing. Know our prayers are with you, and may he rest in peace. We love you!

  13. My sympathy to all the family. I knew Roy during the mid 80’s as a close friend. He was always kind and caring. I learned a lot from Roy and apppreciated all the trips and times that we shared. I pray that he had found Christ in the years since and that his death was not painful and stressful but a relief from the disease that he felt. May you all feel comfort in knowing that the Lord is with you and that Roys’ friends are there to help you.

  14. Shana & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Missy & Aaron Lukes

  15. Shana, althou I never met Roy, I did know his 2 great kids. Now Roy and Reed can get to know each other again. You all have my sympathies.

  16. Shana and family–Sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. I know what you have been going through having been there myself hese past few years. He was a great man and accomplished much. I know he will be missed by all. If Tony didn’t send his condolences, I am doing so for him. He and Reed were the best of friends and I know he still misses him. Maxine Skoda

  17. Shana,
    I did not make it to the visitation yesterday, but I wanted to express my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your dad.
    You will indeed miss him as will many in the community. He was always positive and friendly and a very able business man. Would love to chat with you one of these days as we used to do.
    Sympathy and hugs to you and your family.

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