Vernon Floyd Holstad, 1961

Rev. Vernon Floyd Holstad, 74, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. He was a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Vernon was a minister for 53 years having served in Nova Scotia, Canada, Portersville, Pa., and most recently for 27 years at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, in Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Myrtle Holstad; siblings, Arlene, Maynard, Leslie, Marvin Holstad. Vernon is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy Lipscomb Holstad; son, Scott Cameron Holstad and wife, Gretchen VanOstrand; sisters, Gilma Lenz and husband, Roger, Ethel Nerheim and husband, Noble, Marlene Hansen; brothers, Irwin Holstad and wife, Dixie, Duane Holstad and wife, Sharon; numerous nieces and nephews; and his church family at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church.

Following a private interment service at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, family and friends gathered at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church for a memorial service with Dr. John Wood and Rev. Andy Holt officiating.

Memorials may be made in Vernon’s name to: Mission India, P.O. Box 141312, Grand Rapids, MI 49514. Online condolences may be made at The Holstad family is being served by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.