Doris Holm Gilquist, 91, of Harris died at her home on Fish Lake Friday morning, March 30, 2018. Doris was born February 14, 1927 in Sioux City, Iowa to Pete and Hilda Holm. In 1942, the family along with many other Swedish families, moved to Minneapolis. The men all went to work at Northern Ordinance building Navy guns for the second World War. This group became known as the "Sioux City Swedes".
Doris married Roger G. Gilquist October 21, 1949 and to this marriage two children were born: Roger Kirk and Carol.
Doris worked four years for a doctor in Minneapolis and then eight years at the Minneapolis School Board. In 1965, they moved to Fish Lake in Fish Lake Township. September of that year, Doris went to work at Peoples State Bank in Cambridge where she worked until her retirement in August, 1983.
Dancing provided many friendships and happy memories over the years for Doris. It was a very important part of her life and she particularly enjoyed her monthly dance schedule.
Doris also had a passion for anything Swedish and was very proud of her Swedish heritage and culture. She was also an active member of the Fish Lake Lutheran Church at Stark, East Central Shrine Club and the American Lung Association.
Doris is survived by her children: R. Kirk Gilquist (Melanie Sundeen) of Hinckley and Carol Gilquist (Jeanine Janos) of Harris; grandchildren: Traci Gilquist (Jerry Parkin) and Amanda Gilquist all of Rush City; great-grandchildren: Brayson Parkin, Landen Parkin, Cassidy Parkin; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Bob and Lavern Eastlack of Plymouth; nephews Gary (Patty) Eastlack, Tom (Cindy) Eastlack, Kathy Eastlack and their families; many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents Peter and Hilda Holm; husband Roger Gilquist; sister Mary Ann Holm; brother Walter Holm; nephew Galen Eastlack.
Pastor Amanda Applehans will officiate funeral services for Doris: 11 AM; Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Fish Lake Lutheran Church, Harris. A time of visitation and reviewal is planned for Tuesday evening from 5-8 PM at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church. The interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Anthony at 2:30 PM Wednesday.
Memorials may be directed to one of several organizations; The John Birch Society, American Swedish Institute-Mpls, MN Lung Association, Shriner's Children's Hospital-Mpls and Fish Lake Lutheran Church-Harris.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City ~ Olson Chapel.