Reidel, The Reverend Holland Duane


The Reverend Holland Duane Reidel, 83, of Winona, passed away on December 17, 2012. A service to honor his life and memory is planned for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at the Winona Church of the Nazarene. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona.

Visitation is at 10:00 a.m. at the church.

He was the third son born to George and Edna Reidel in Spooner, Wisconsin, on August 10, 1929. Growing up in Altoona, Wisconsin, he enjoyed life’s adventures with his three brothers.

Holland married Charlotte Dettinger on May 1, 1950, in Winona. As a young person, he felt a call to the ministry. To prepare for a pastoral career, he pursued his education by obtaining a bachelor of theology degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. In 1960, he was ordained into Christian ministry.

Pastorates included numerous Churches of the Nazarene in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Texas. He concluded his career pastoring two United Methodist churches near Green Bay, Wisconsin. In his retirement years, he worked for income tax offices in Florida during the tax season.

Holland was friendly and knew no strangers. He loved to fish, enjoyed the outdoors, and could fix anything. A do-it-yourselfer, he had an easy grasp of how things worked and made certain they did work whether it was around the church, around the house, or around the neighborhood.

Always a jokester, he loved a good laugh, and enjoyed teasing and getting others in on the joke. His jovial spirit was contagious.

From a young age, he had faith in God that matured through the years. Through his personal life and ministerial vocation, he helped many people grow in their faith and was always ready to help them with their needs, whatever they may be. He cared about people and went the second mile to help them. A devoted husband and loving father, he was proud of his family members and loved them dearly.

His beloved wife of 62 years, Charlotte, survives him as do his children, Carmen (Gary) Ringhiser, and Daryl (Trudy) Reidel as well as four grandchildren, Christopher (Aaren), Tiffany, Joshua, and Isaiah Reidel. In addition, he is survived by two brothers, Dalbert, and David (Vivian) Reidel. Also surviving him are his sisters-in-law, Julie Witt, and Phyllis Seymour (Bob Witski), brother-in-law Terry Witt, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, and a brother, Maynard Reidel.

Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Winona.

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