Emma Isabelle Holkan


(April 6, 2004)

Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic Church in Wheatland Monday for Emma Isabelle Holkan, who died Tuesday, April 6 at the age of 101.

She was born in Matamora, Ill., daughter of Peter and Sophia Streb. She married George Holkan on Sept. 17, 1929. The family moved from Webster City, Iowa, to Wyoming to work on the Pitchfork Ranch at Meeteetse in 1943, then later moved to the Penrose area. In the mid-1950s, thy moved again to Dwyer, Wyo., and finally to Wheatland.

They had five children, sons Ted, Tom and Bill; and daughters, the late Ethel Graham of Powell and Donna of Wheatland. Locally surviving grandchildren include Roxann Lovell of Clark, Gloria Soto of Powell, John Graham of Worland and Grace Melberg of Ontario, Canada; also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, and her daughter, Ethel Graham.