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Maynard Holverson

February 23, 1938 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 82)

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Maynard Leroy Holverson, 82, of Moorhead, Iowa passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 16, 2020.

A public visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, Iowa. No family will be present for the visitation. (WE WILL LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE FUNERAL HOME TO NO MORE THAN 15 AT ONE TIME AND MASKS ARE REQUIRED. - Due to Covid- 19 regulations). A private family service will be held at the Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, Iowa with Darren C. E. Goslar, officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Valley Cemetery, Moorhead, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Maynard was the oldest of two sons of LaVerne & Edna (Rude) Holverson and was born in Soldier, Iowa on February 23, 1938. 

After Maynard finished his education at Moorhead Public School, he went into partnership with his family on the farm in Spring Valley Township in Moorhead, IA. Together, his brother Butch (Clayton), and him fed cattle, raised corn, soybeans & hay. Maynard was a cattleman at heart. Maynard, Butch and nephew Reid, shared many good memories raising a cow & calf herd that he enjoyed until his last day. Butch passed away in 2008.

Maynard was a jovial man that lived a simple life. He enjoyed good conversations with everyone he met. He was a good friend to both the young and the old. Maynard enjoyed helping many local farmers in the area and truly appreciated the help he received from others as the years went on. 

Maynard enjoyed many evenings playing Euchre or watching a high school basketball game. He had a big vegetable garden and enjoyed gardening. His weekends were highlighted by many cattle shows seeing his family and friends and, most recently, sat in the stands or leaned on the ring, proudly supporting his great nieces Haley & Taylor.  He cheered on his Iowa State Cyclones and Kansas City Chiefs. 

Survivors include a niece, Heidi (Matt) Eivins and stepchildren Anthony, Austin and Ariel of Dubuque, Iowa; a nephew, Reid (Leah) Holverson and children, Haley & Taylor of Sioux Center, IA and many other relatives and friends.

Maynard was preceded in death by his parents, LaVerne and Edna Holverson; brother, Clayton “Butch” Holverson; and most recently, sister-in-law, Kathryn Holverson.

“I may not have seen you each day and we may not have talked everyday, but I knew that when I needed you, you would always be there and true. You were the most fun-loving great uncle anyone could have. 

So many good moments that we had with you. The times riding in the pasture looking at cows and calves were some of the best. 

Whenever we show, we will show for you and remember the joy it brought to you. 

We love you.”

-written by Taylor Holverson

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Public Visitation
November 19, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rush Family Care Service (Onawa)

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