Date of death: 12/4/2007

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1953

Father Holmgren, age 81, a retired priest of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford and former longtime pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, East Dubuque, IL, died at the Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque, IA. Beloved son of the late Raymond and Mary, nee Barrett, Holmgren; dear brother of John P. (Patricia) Holmgren and Geraldine Ann (Lawrence) O’Connor; dear uncle of Susan (Kevin) Riordan, Carole (Ronald) Weidhuner, Jeff (Janet) Holmgren, David (Rebecca) Holmgren, Janet (Daniel) Ricker and James (Laurie) Holmgren; and 15 great-nieces and nephews. Memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Church, East Dubuque, IL. Information obtained from the Chicago Tribune online,