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Wallace "Mope" Holmes, 81

Wallace W. "Mope" Holmes, age 81, of Hastings, passed away Oct. 29, at Regina Health Care Center in Hastings.

He was born in Hastings, on May 25, 1932, to Day and Anna Holmes. He was retired from the U.S. Army, having served during both Vietnam and Korea. He later worked for Dakota County in the Highway Department. Mope loved hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cathy; and sisters, Faye Kleis, and Shari Schmidt.

He is survived by Agnes; children, Eugene (Kim), Anna (Mark) Coulter, Mary Beth "Tina" Holmes, and Patricia (Troy) Olson; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, James Holmes, Thomas Holmes, and Dale (Sue ) Holmes; sister, Gladys (Richard) Fox; and many nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.

A memorial service, officiated by Pastor Paris Pasch, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Christ's Family Church, 518 E. 2nd Street, Hastings. A gathering will be held one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be at the County Line Cemetery where Military Honors will be provided by Lyle Russell VFW Post 1210.

The Wise Family Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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