Hertha Louise Holien, the oldest child of Hans and Ilene (Miller) Ahrendsen, was born June 27, 1933 in Sheldon, Iowa. The family moved to Sioux City, Iowa, in 1943 where she attended junior and senior high school before marrying Larry M. Holien in 1950.
The couple settled in Colorado Springs, Colo., where they were both active in Cub and Brownie Scouts and the local volunteer fire department. They also coached youth bowlers for many years before moving to Enders in 1989 following Larry’s retirement from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
Hertha passed away on July 1, 2017 at her home in Enders. She was 84 years of age.
She was preceded in death by her husband Larry in 2000; her parents; brother Don Ahrendsen; sister Mary McLaughlin; granddaughter Debra Ridlen-Palser; son-in-law David M. Ridlen; and infant grandson Dustin Ridlen.
Survivors include sister Lucinda Firkins of Colorado Springs, Colo.; children Pat Hammel of Imperial, Pam Ridlen of Enders and son, Larry (Cynthia) Holien of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren David Ridlen, Stacy Reasoner, Nathan Hammel, Marcus Holien and Lucas Holien; great-grandchildren Dylan, Chase, Victoria, Vincent, Dominick, Ariana, Michael, Isabella and Gage; numerous nieces and nephews and many wonderful neighbors and friends includin: Sandra and Aland Tubbs of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kay and Alvin Einspahr of Enders and Janet Ramm of Enders.
A celebration of life service will be held for Hertha at a later date with a private family inurnment.
No visitation; cremation was chosen.
A memorial has been established to the Imperial EMS.
Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements