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“My thoughts and prayers are with you. It pains me to feel your loss. Know I am thinking of you and am always here. Patty ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Mark and Patty Smith - SD

“I am sorry for your loss. He is at peace now. Joel, is is hard to lose a parent, but remember the good times, it makes it easier. Prayers for you...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Regina (Wanttie) Steiner - SD

“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Lyle thought so much of Harlow. Lyle is in N. Home in Mobridge with Parkinsons. May God wrap his arms...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Lyle and Betty Fuhrman - Mobridge, SD

“I am going to miss Harlow's wonderful smile, he was the most kind hearted , caring person. I don't think I have ever been around anyone who had so...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Eva Holler - Huntersville, NC

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5 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Leberman - Parker, SD

“Rest in Peace Harlow! You will be missed so much! Thoughts and prayer to you all! ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Shelli Rozell - Boston, MA

“Farewell our dear angel, fly slowly towards the angel and remember that we loved you and you will always be in our hearts Granpa. May you watch over...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jaeda, Jaydun and Ethan Holler - WA

“Today is both a sad day and happy day, sad because of the loss that has been in occured but happy beacuse he reached his final destination in life...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Eleanor - Seattle, WA

“We only met Harlow 2 or 3 times when we were in Aberdeen visiting our daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Tim Kearns. We very much enjoyed knowing him...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Richard and Mary Littlefield - ME

“Harlow was one of the nicest people I have probably ever met. He is also the very best neighbor one could ever ask for. He was such a giving and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Dan Brosz - Pierre, SD

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The funeral service for Harlow Dean Holler, age 80, will be 2:00 PM Thursday, September 19th at St. John Lutheran Church of Warner, SD, Pastor Joanne Nagele officiating. Burial at the Warner Township Cemetery with military honors by Rieck-Morgan American Legion Post 137, Warner. Harlow lost a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, September 14, 2013. He died peacefully at home with his family.

Visitation will be from 1:00 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St, Aberdeen, SD.

Friends may sign Harlow's online guestbook at

Harlow was born July 12, 1933 to Gladys (Gjerde) and Frank Holler of Andover, South Dakota. Harlow received his education at Pierpont School. Following graduation, he joined the United States Air Force. He served in Korea and was stationed in Springfield, Massachusetts. After the Air Force, Harlow ventured into what he loved and did best – farming. For over 50 years, Harlow dedicated his life to family and farm.

Harlow married Aly Rozell on December 31, 1954 in Granby, Massachusetts. Soon thereafter, they returned to South Dakota and started their new life near Warner, SD. Their union was blessed with eight children: Gregg Holler, Warner, SD; Brett Holler (Monica Lammle), Warner, SD; Kristi (Gary) Kuhfeld, Colorado Springs, CO; Joel Holler, Omaha, NE; David (Eva) Holler, Huntersville, NC; Neal (Eleanor) Holler, Seattle, WA; LeAnn Holler, Huntersville, NC; and Jon Holler (Jenny Strevell), Pasadena, CA. The family made their home on a wonderful farm near Warner.

Following a retirement from farming, Harlow and his wife, Aly, moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota, where he worked in a career of Service. Harlow was passionate about golf; dancing; working in the yard and garden, sports of any kind, but most certainly his beloved Vikings and Twins; and, most of all, spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many, many friends.

Harlow was a member of the Rieck-Morgan Legion, as well as long-time member of St. John Lutheran Church of Warner, SD.

Grateful for sharing Harlow's life is his wife of 58 years, Aly Holler; his eight children, 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, loving brother Dwayne, and step-brothers Scott and Kirby. His family also wishes to extend a special thanks to Harlow's great friend, Tim Kearns.

Harlow's grandparents, parents, step-mother, one brother, two nieces and one great-grandson preceded him in death.