Remembering Chris Michael Holm
Chris encouraged the love of the outdoors by introducing kids and adults to trapping, hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed duck hunting with his family and trapping with close friends. His legacy of kindness and giving to others continues as he was able to be an organ donor to the Lions Gift of Sight Program at the University of Minnesota. Chris’ vision for a more caring and loving world will carry on through the eyes of others.
Chris believed we have a huge responsibility to oversee God’s creation. Hunters and Trappers are true conservationists and we must never lose sight of or abuse this power given to us by God. We should never be ashamed for being outdoor enthusiasts as God gave us the green light. This was man’s first given responsibility and one that today, hunters, trappers and conservationists must never take for granted.
Let us remember Chris, who touched and enriched many of us in numerous ways. Chris was always one to step up to help and volunteer where ever we needed him and the MTA association certainly appreciated all he did. He would not want us to be sad but to enrich others lives and teach a new person about trapping. Christopher Robin said “friendship is a very comforting thing to have”, so cherish your memories of Chris and the friendship that Chris gave to all and set a trap in remembrance of him.
Chris Michael Holm
December 16, 1965 – September 21, 2020
Chris was born December 16, 1965, in Brainerd, the son of Otis and Sheila (Stensrude) Holm. He was a three-sport athlete in high school, played basketball and football while attending Brainerd Community College and participated in football and track while earning his bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University. For the past 30 years, Chris worked for Ascensus as a retirement plan supervisor. Chris was an avid trapper with an extensive collection. He enjoyed passing his knowledge of trapping on to others. Chris was a fan of sports and could often be found attending a local softball game to cheer on a co-worker’s child or just to enjoy the friendly competition. Chris had a big heart and was always willing to lend a hand. His encouragement and support were consistently offered without judgement. He will be greatly missed and is so loved.
He is survived by his son, Thomas (Emily Kadlec) Fairbanks; dad, Otis Holm; brother, Craig (Lisa Haberman) Holm; sister, Cindy (Brad) Hanson; nieces and nephews, Nathan and Allison Holm, and Meigan (Eric) Wills; and great niece and nephew, Olivia and Drake Wills. He was preceded in death by his mom, Sheila.
Memorials should be directed to the family.
Assorted photos of Chris & the outdoors...