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Orville Holland

Orville Holland, age 92, of Carrington, ND, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, ND.

Orville Holland was born on October 15, 1928, to Ole and Vivian (Harding) Holland on the family farm in rural Grace City, ND.  He grew up on the family farm and attended a one-room country school through the eighth grade.

After the eighth grade Orville continued to work on the family farm, working small grains, haying and raising cattle.  Orville loved his animals, which he enjoyed more than most people.  Farming was his life.  He married Mavis Harrington on June 5, 1976, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND.  From this union Orville gained four step children and was blessed with a daughter Kristy.  Mavis and Orville later divorced.  Orville enjoyed fishing, spending time with his children, grandsons and his granddaughters “grandpa’s girls”.  He was the best at taking care of his farm cats and his cattle.  He would run rural water through the ditch and culvert into the pasture so his cattle wouldn’t have far to walk for water.  Orville had cattle until he was 85, when he went to the nursing home.

He is survived by daughter Kristy Holland (Joe Sherman); step children Brenda Stokes, Keith (Nita) Harrington, Brian (Denise) Harrington, Sheila Harrington; grandchildren, Nicole (Dylan Belgarde) Gisbon, Hayle Erickson; step-grandchildren; nieces, LuAnn (Martin) Sjursen and Candice Schroder.

Orville is preceded in death by his parents Ole and Vivian Holland; Mavis Holland; sister, Elsie (Paul) Schroeder and nephew, Larry Schroeder.


Visitation will be Monday, May 10, 2021 from 1:00PM-2:00PM followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Kristy and Hayley, Sending my deepest sympathies. Know that your dad/grandpa is flying high with the angels. Blessings to both of you.

  2. We will Miss Orville , he was always my favorite resident. God bless the family during this time of sorrow.

  3. He was blessed with many years and you. The memories are the best.

  4. Kristy and family sorry about your loss. R I P Orville

  5. Orville’s family I’m sorry about your lost. My deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family.

  6. I’ll never forget when Orville asked if I was married, not sure what I said but he responded “17 times!?!?” May all your memories bring a smile and give you comfort.

  7. Orville. Was special and we will miss him here at Golden Acres ,May he rest in peace

  8. Kristy I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a nice man. I’m happy I was able to know him. Sincere condolences.


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