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David Holsten

January 6, 1963 — January 9, 2022

David Lee Holsten, age 59, of Stover passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City after a hard fought, 8 ½ year battle with cancer.

He was born on January 6, 1963, in Sedalia, the son of Mervin and DeLeah Kipp Holsten. He was baptized on January 27, 1963 and confirmed on April 3, 1977, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stover. The confirmation verse chosen was Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

David’s best friend Albert had a younger sister named Yvonne. Albert introduced Yvonne to David when Yvonne was 13 years old and David was 15 years old. They became inseparable and were united in marriage on February 14, 1982 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stover. As a result of this marriage, they had two children: Yolanda (Holsten) Fisher and Joseph Holsten.

David was an amazing builder and woodworker. From the age of 17 through 27, David worked construction with his Uncle Willard. Due to Willard’s retirement, David went into partnership with Jeff Nolting and they created D&J Construction. For 30 years, they worked side by side until 2 years ago when David’s health didn’t allow him to work like he used to. Not only could he build a house, he could build anything with wood, even teaching his son and grandsons the art of woodworking and inspired his nephew, Levi.

For the past 40 years, he farmed alongside his wife Yvonne. They raised cattle and sheep through the years, and also dogs and cats! David always wanted to “retire” and just farm and two years ago, his health forced him into retirement and he loved it. He even had a special rider while feeding hay, his cat Roy. You hardly ever heard David say a harsh thing or cuss word, that was until he worked cattle.

At a younger age, David loved to coon hunt, deer hunt, and fish. As his children grew, he made sure to be at ballgames and school activities. He taught them both how to hunt and fish and have the love for it that he had. Then came the grandkids. He loved watching “his boys” at their many ball games and school activities. He taught them how to shoot a gun and bait a line and he instilled the love for the outdoors in them as well. He beamed while watching Abby and Emily show their cattle and loved to watch them perform at school activities and sports. He lived for his grandkids and loved them more than life itself.

Continuing his legacy is his wife of almost 40 years, Yvonne; his two children and their spouses, Yolanda and Darrick Fisher of High Point and Joseph and Stephanie Holsten of Stover; 5 grandkids, Rhett, Wade, and Dane Fisher and Abby and Emily Holsten; his father, Mervin Holsten of Stover; sisters and brother and their spouses, Connie and Dean Eckhoff of Cole Camp, Jerry and Cathy Holsten of Florence, and Cindy and Eddie Kiesling of Stover; sister-in-laws and brother-in laws, Candy Holcombe of Arkansas, Teddie and Danny Schnell of Lee’s Summit, Reece and Olivia Holcombe of Illinois, Albert and Leah Holcombe of Warrensburg, Karla and Clark Bauer of Stover; along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and the many family and friends that all loved David.

David was preceded in death by his mother, DeLeah; grandparents, Arthur and Viola Holsten and Fred and Mathilda Kipp; aunts and uncle, Valeta Kipp and Mabel and Raymond Witte; father and mother-in law, Al Holcombe and Jessie Holcombe; and nephew, Alex Myers.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2022 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Stover with Pastor Tom Tuura officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery on Pyrmont Road.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the Scrivner-Page-Dady Funeral Home in Stover.

Memorial contributions are suggested to create an agricultural scholarship in David’s honor with checks made payable to Yvonne Holsten.


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Visitation Thursday, January 13, 2022 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Scrivner-Page-Dady Funeral Home- Stover

204 W. Third St
Stover, MO 65078
Directions Funeral Service Friday, January 14, 2022 10:00 AM

Christ Lutheran Church

505 West Second Street
Stover, MO 65078
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