Cover photo for Donald Holubok's Obituary
Donald Holubok Profile Photo
1930 Donald 2021

Donald Holubok

December 12, 1930 — March 16, 2021

Donald Raymond Holubok, 90, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at his home in Rothsay.

Donald was born December 12, 1930, to Russian Immigrants, Emil and Mary (Manshos) Holubok in Solen, ND. The family moved to a farmstead northeast of Kent, MN in 1936. After the passing of his father, Don took over the family farm while still in high school. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1950 and was a proud member of his class, enjoying the class reunions over the years.

He met the love of his life at the roller-skating rink in Wahpeton, ND. Don married Marlys Ruud on June 26, 1956, at St. Thomas Church in Kent. He was a Supervisor of the Manston Township Board for 27 years, secretary and treasurer for the Wilkin Co. Township Association, a member of Adult Education in Wilkin Co., a member of the St. Thomas Church Choir, 4-H Leader, school board member of his country school until its closing, member of the Wahpeton Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Fergus Falls Elks Club. Don was a steward of the land and an “engineer” of his own education and experience, as he created many solutions to farm and home projects. Even while a patient in the hospital during the past few months, he was still trying to figure out how to make things work better and more efficient in his hospital room.

Don is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marlys, of Rothsay; children, Valdean (Daryl) Olson of Maddock, ND, Shiela (Wayne) Merz of Rothsay, and Steven Holubok of Barnesville; fifteen grandchildren, Julie (Eric) Brandenburger, Ricky (Julie) Olthoff, Jocelyn Jameson, Jennifer (Brian) Ciesynski, Jesse (Kristin) Schake, Eric Olson, Jillisa (Tim) Schroeder, Kyle (Deanna) Olson, Bobby Button, Gregory Jr. (Alicia) Holubok, Sasha (Kenny) Riley, Michelle (Tyler) Volk, Rachel Olson, Carra Holubok, and Kara Holubok; 37 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Janet Ruud of West Fargo and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donald was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Donald Holubok Sr.; daughter-in-law, Caren Ronning; brothers, Leo, Joseph, and Alex; sisters, Pauline Stone, Regina Holubok, Toni King, Ann Dochow, Rose Elsinger, Anisya, Sasha, and Francis Holubok; and many brothers and sisters-in-law and several nephews.

Visitation: 5:00 pm to 7:00 on Friday, March 26, 2021, at the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls and one-hour prior to the service at the church.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Fergus Falls, MN.

Clergy: Father Patrick Hoeft and Deacon Pete Bellavance

Interment: St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Elizabeth, MN

Meal to follow at the Eagles Club in Fergus Falls on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Arrangements are provided by the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
Online condolences may be sent to
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donald Holubok, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, March 26, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church

207 North Vine Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 8

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree