Diana "Annie" Holstein

Friday, September 17, 2010

Diane Laura "Annie" Holstein, 54, of Marion, died peacefully on Sept. 13, 2010, surrounded by family and friends. She was a person who was always there with a smile and a word of encouragement. Her family adored her and nothing made her shine as much as the love she had for her husband, Paul and daughter, Molly.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church in Marion by Rev. Dr. Howard Chapman. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion. Graveside Service will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake.

Annie was born in Le Mars, on Aug. 15, 1956, and was the youngest daughter of William Alexander and Mary Justina (Hartman) Bell. She was raised in Alta and graduated from Alta Community School. After graduating she attended Iowa Lakes Community College for one year in Estherville, to study Art. On May 5, 1984 she married the late Duane Camerer and they resided in Storm Lake. She worked at the Woman's Shop until the birth of their daughter, Molly Katherine in 1985.

On April 24, 1992, she married Marvin (Paul) Holstein. In 1996, they moved to Marion. Annie was a member of the Marion First Presbyterian Church where she had taught Sunday School classes, was the head of the Children's Christian Education Committee, and was directory of the nursery. There was nothing that she enjoyed more than organizing, creating bulletin boards, and working with the children of the church.

Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Paul; a daughter, Molly of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Tom Bell of Cedar Creek, Mo.; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Duane Camerer; two sisters, Mary Jean Bell and Ruth Katherine (Kate) Henery; and two nephews, Chad Micah Henery and Seth Andrew Henery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Annie's memory.

Please sign the online guest book for Annie at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.