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Theresa "Terri" (Palaniuk) Holzer

July 5, 1944 ~ August 22, 2021 (age 77)


Theresa “Terri” Holzer, 77, of Brainerd, formerly of Bismarck, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center.  A memorial service will be held at Nelson – Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021 with a visitation for one hour prior.  There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Ascension Catholic Church in Bismarck, ND. 

Much to the chagrin of her siblings, Terri was born July 5, 1944 - and kept them from enjoying the 4th of July festivities that year.  She and her siblings were raised by their parents, Steven and Katherine (Basaraba) Palaniuk in Billings County, ND.  She graduated from Belfield High School in 1962.  After attending a few college courses, Terri went to work on February 14, 1966, at Public Finance, which later became Dial, Northwest, and finally, Wells Fargo.  Terri retired after nearly 42 years on January 8, 2008.  She most enjoyed mentoring the new staff members and often thought of them as her children.  She was a determined and competent woman who never shied away from voicing her opinion. 

She married William “Bill” Holzer on August 8, 1970.  The couple enjoyed 51 years together.

She will be missed by her husband, Bill; sister, Elizabeth Cassidy; brother, Cy Palaniuk; special nieces, Denise Poppe and Robin Sticka; brothers-in-law, Gene (Sandy) Holzer and Dave (Dianne) Holzer; sister-in-law, Vickie (Arlie) Reiswig; and best friend, Terry Wittenberg.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Orest Palaniuk; and sister, Rose Richey.

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