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Douglas Lyle Holt

October 18, 1952 — August 24, 2008

Douglas Lyle Holt, 55, of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Mayville, ND, died Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, after a brief struggle with cancer. Doug was born October 18, 1952, in Mayville, to Linden and Nettie (Braaten) Holt. He was raised in the Blanchard, ND area, attending Elementary School there and later in Mayville. Doug graduated from Mayville High School in 1970 and from Mayville State College in 1974 with an AA Degree in Business. While in college, and after, Doug worked many places, including the Union Hospital, Soholt Bakery, Luther Memorial Home and eventually became manager of the Top Hat Lounge. Doug took a management position with the Super 8 Motel chain which led him to Fargo, ND, Aurora, IL, Indianapolis, IN and finally to Jacksonville, FL where he has lived for the past 19 years. He earned his Realtor’s license while in Jacksonville where he became a realtor and then an office manager with Prudential Network Realty. Doug enjoyed reading, travel and his beloved pets. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, excellent cooking skills, gracious hospitality, and his fondness for long phone conversations reminiscing with family and friends. Doug is survived by his father, Lindy Holt of Mayville; two brothers Steve Holt of Mayville, Tim (Denise) Holt of Grand Forks; one sister, Sharyl (Bruce) Hanson of Mayville; three nieces Ashley Hanson, Elsa Hanson and Devany Holt; two nephews, Ethan Hanson and Landon Holt; and one grand niece, Ava Thompson, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Doug also left a large network of caring, supportive co-workers and dear friends, whom he considered his Florida family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nettie Holt and his grand parents Henry and Ella Holt and Lloyd and Agnes Braaten. Memorial Service: 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 28, 2008, at Mayville Lutheran Church, Mayville, ND. Visitation: Will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial: Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, ND.
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