Alvin Laverne Holman

Alvin Laverne Holman

Alvin Laverne Holman, 90, of Shell Lake died on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Shell Lake Health Care.

He was born on June 9, 1929, in Shell Lake to Frank and Ila (Long) Holman, was raised in the area, and graduated from Shell Lake High School. Al served as a combat engineer during the Korean Conflict.

He was married in Stone Lake on May 14, 1955, to Roxain Mikula. She preceded him in death on May 25, 2012.

Al took the designs and built the prototypes for the Shell Lake Boat Factory for many years, then built and installed cabinets for DuraBilt in Spooner and also worked several years for Peterson Fiberglass and Laminates. Outside of work, Al was a talented woodworker and took great pride in his creations. He was a talented and meticulous gardener.

He is survived by his daughter, Maxine (Bruce) Dakins, of Birchwood; brother-in-law Gail Mikula of Bloomer; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, at Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake with Pastor Timothy Young officiating and burial with full military honors to follow at Shell Lake Cemetery.

Pall bearers are Jon Walter, Ron Spaulding, Steve Mickelson, Eugene Slayton, Tim Kringle, and Stan Bush. Honorary pall bearers are Frank Mikula, Tim Mikula, Gary Walter, Roy Hendricks, and Jim Mikula.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake and will also be held on Thursday for one hour prior to the service.

Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake is serving the family.

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