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Suzanne Elaine "Kelly Stone" Holland

Suzanne Elaine "Kelly Stone"


Suzanne "Kelly Stone" Holland, 52, of Bemidji, MN died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at her home.

A time of sharing will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo, ND.

Suzanne was born February 26, 1962 in Newton, IA to Jerold and Diane Ott. She attended Nora Springs Rock Falls School from kindergarten through high school. In school she was involved in theatre, sports and the school paper. Suzanne attended Bemidji State University from 1980 to 1983 and received a B.S. in mass communications and minor in earth sciences. She met her beloved spouse, Ross Holland in Sioux Falls, SD in 1985 and they were married August 16, 1986. They welcomed son, Andrew Holland August 27, 1987 and daughter, Alyson (Holland) Bergstrom September 20, 1988. Suzanne worked at radio stations, Y95 in Grand Forks, KLSS in Mason City, KKRC in Sioux Falls, Magic 96 in Grand Forks, KFRX in Lincoln, KMBY in Monterey, KWSS in San Jose, Magic 104 in Oshkosh, KLZZ in St. Cloud, Y95 in Fargo, Mix/MoJo in Fargo, WDAY-AM, Fargo and Paul Bunyan Broadcasting in Bemidji. She was First News TV anchor for WDAY-WDAZ from 1998 to 2005 and a reporter for Agweek in Grand Forks. Suzanne was a UND graduate teaching assistant and interim teacher at Doane College in Crete, NE where she taught courses in public speaking and public relations. As a parent she was involved in Brownies and the West Fargo youth swimming. Her passions/hobbies were photography, hiking, biking, camping and kayaking. As a family they vacationed to Washington, DC, Grand Canyon and Zion National Park, North Shore and one of the favorite road trips was Field of Dreams in Dyersville, IA.

She is survived by her husband, Ross Holland of Bemidji, MN; daughter, Aly (Levy) Bergstrom of Fisher, MN; son, Andrew Holland of West Fargo, ND; parents, Jerold and Diane Ott of Nora Springs, IA; brother, Steve (Patty) Ott of Mason City, IA.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Margeurite Ott; Kathryn Childers and Carl Ballinger.

Suzannes family respectfully requests that any financial memorials be forwarded to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance.

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