John G. “Bud” Holmstrom, 90, of Babbitt, dies

John G. “Bud” Holmstrom, 90, of Babbitt, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital.
He was born May 21, 1927 in Greaney, Minnesota to Oscar and Bessie (Paulson) Holmstrom. Bud attended Orr High School and Duluth Vocational Institute. He served in the US Army at the end of World War ll, 1945-47, in Korea and again in Korea from 1950-51 in active duty.
Bud married Jeanne Novak December 26, 1953 and they were married 64 years. They resided in Babbitt since 1959.
Following his military service he worked for several mining companies on the Iron Range. In 1955 he was employed by Reserve Mining Company and became a Foreman retiring in 1986.
Bud was a member of the St. Pius X Catholic Church of Babbitt, Maki-Pinola American Legion Post 535 and VFW Post 1539 of Babbitt, and was a former Respite Care Volunteer.
Bud was a great “Homestead Days” story teller. He enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling and family gatherings at his Greaney farm.
Bud is survived by wife Jeanne; son John II “Jack” (Cindy); daughters Deb Holmstrom, Diane (Lynn) Huseby; sister Doris Brunette; sister-in-law Arlene Novak; grandchildren Jamie (Andy) Linden, Dr. Jennifer (Jon) Hovey, Dr. Jeana (Brenan) Collins, John Homstrom lll, William Holmstrom, Nicholas Funk; nephew Glenn (Sally) Goski.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Ida Goski, Dolly Boyer; son Ned Christopher Holmstrom.
Memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, in Babbitt with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Fr. William Skarich will be the celebrant. Military Honors will be accorded by the Babbitt Color Guard. Spring burial will be in Argo Cemetery in Babbitt. Arrangements are with the Landmark Funeral Home of Virginia.