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Richard Holappa Sr.

April 16, 1929 — October 24, 2016

Richard Holappa, 87, of Silver Creek, died Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Minnesota Veteran’s Home in Silver Bay.

Dick was born on April 16, 1929 to Albert and Jennie (Nicholas) Holappa in Duluth, growing up in Normanna Township.  He attended Clover Valley High School before enlisting in the US Army during the Occupation of Japan.  Dick worked over 30 years for the Minnesota DNR, retiring in 1986 as Assistant Area Manager of the French River Fisheries.

Dick enjoyed improving the land by planting and nurturing trees, brook trout fishing, and camping.

He his preceded in death by his parents; beloved grandson, Nicholas; 6 sisters; and 2 brothers.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Gloria; son, Richard Jr.(Brenda); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 9 AM until the 10 AM funeral service on Friday, October 28, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Two Harbors.  Burial will be at Silver Creek Cemetery.


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