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Ricky Holmquist, Jr.

June 7, 2009
The Journal

GIBBON - Ricky Holmquist, Jr., 17, of Gibbon, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at his home in Gibbon.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at the St. Willibrord's Catholic Church in Gibbon with Father Ron Huberty celebrating the Mass.

Visitation will be 3 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9 at St. Willibrord's Catholic Church and will continue on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at church. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home of Gibbon is handling the arrangements.

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Ricky Holmquist, Jr.

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Ricky is survived by his parents, Rick and Kimberly Holmquist of Gibbon, Jessica and Scott Christle of New Ulm; sisters, Brianna Holmquist of Gibbon, Samantha Christle of New Ulm; brothers, Carter Holmquist of Gibbon, Zachary Christle of New Ulm; grandparents, Ivan Holmquist and special friend Yvonne of Le Center, Gerald and Carol Hennessey of Winthrop, Pam Aanas of Le Center, Allan Christle of Hanska, Richard and Nancy McCormick of Green Isle; great grandmothers, Mabel Stuber of Arlington, Marie Brazil of Green Isle, Virginia Christle of Brainerd. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Geraldine Christle and Gary Schoknecht.

Ricky Ivan Holmquist, Jr. was born on Feb. 21, 1992 to Rick and Jessica (Schoknecht) Holmquist in Waconia. He was finishing up his junior year at GFW High School. Ricky loved hunting, fishing, racing, bon fires, snowmobiling, eating at the Chinese Buffet and Happy Joe's Buffet and being outdoors. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially being with his brothers and sisters. Ricky was always willing to help anyone out or even give a helping hand and the last gift he gave was the gift of organ donation.

He was a member of St. Willibrord's Catholic Church in Gibbon.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be given to Yellow Ribbon Campaign or the donor's choice.



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