Dave Holliday, age 81 of Blue Earth passed away Friday February 4, 2022, at the United Hospital District in Blue Earth. A visitation will be held Thursday February 10 from 4-6PM at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth.
David “Dave” Holliday was born in Lexington, Nebraska to Fred and Edna (Friese) Holliday on June 4, 1940. He married D. Marie Huggett on September 4, 1964. Following their wedding they moved to Delavan, Minnesota where they started their family. Dave always worked hard to provide for his family. Throughout the years he was a mechanic, at one time owning Dave’s Northstar in Winnebago. He worked as a general laborer until 1992. At that point he had to retire due to heart problems. Following retirement he enjoyed spending time in his woodworking shop Holli-Built, building custom designed pieces for family and friends. He also made hundreds of rag rugs on his old rug loom. D. Marie passed away in 2000 at the age of 56. Later, Dave met RuthAnn Wannarka of Fairmont, through a mutual friend. They enjoyed each other’s company for the next 16 years until her passing. Dave’s companion Molly, his beautiful Shih Tzu, was his best friend for more than 13 years. They walked many miles together! Molly passed away 1-21-2022, which left Dave heartbroken.
Left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Janie Holliday of Chatfield, Vickie (Mark) Sohn of Blue Earth and his son Jim (Connie) Holliday of Aurora, NE. Grandchildren; Alex Menk, Nathan (Paige) Menk, Corin (Tyler) Johnsrud, Amy (Zac) Bartlett, Rachel Sohn, Dane Sohn, Christine (Jon Bruner) Holliday, Tyler (Tabitha) Holliday. Great-grandchildren; Maxx, Merritt, Trafton, Caden, Case and Kallie.
Along with extended Wannarka family, friends, and neighbors.
Dave is preceded in death by his wife Marie (2000), his special friend RuthAnn (2020), siblings, Bill Holliday, Jean Apgar, Judy Eaton, and his parents.