George Edward Holland

March 22, 1929July 3, 2018

George Edward Holland, 89, of Ames, Iowa passed away July 3, 2018 at Israel Hospice House. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, Iowa 50010). A private family burial will take place at the Ames Municipal Cemetery.

George was born to Leslie and Harriet (Vizina) Holland, on the family farm in Williams County, North Dakota on March 22nd, 1929. He graduated from Williston High School, then worked in the coal mine with his father. He served in the Navy from 1948-1952 on the USS Harold J. Ellison “Happy Jack”. He attended University of North Dakota, where he met his wife, Barbara Ruth Tweed of Jamestown, ND, and wed in 1954. George worked for the Williston Power Company every university break while attending North Dakota State University, he graduated in 1957 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1957, George accepted a job at AEC/ISU where he worked for 35 years and received the 1984 R&D 100 Scientist & Innovator Award for Video Voice through the Ames Laboratory (U.S. Department of Energy).

He volunteered in various activities such as; baseball, YMCA swimming, and scouts. He was very passionate in Voice Town Speech, arts, hunting, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed oil painting, working with pastels, and was an avid bowler.

George is preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Harriet Holland.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; brother Lyle (Sharon) Holland, sisters Catherine (Ed) Nelson, Beatrice (Forest) Bermel, Linda (Dale) Harmon, Nancy (Les) Beard, daughter Terra (Rick) Kovener, sons Les (Mary) Holland, Don Holland, Grandchildren Kyle, Leandra, Nicholas, Meredith, Great grandchild Sydney and numerous nephews and nieces.

Memorial Contributions can be directed towards the family to be used at a later date to honor George’s wishes.


  • Kyle Holland
  • Leandra Holland
  • Nicholas Kovener
  • Meredith Kovener
  • Gary Holland
  • Gary Kovener

  • the family.


  • Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018

George Edward Holland

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Karin Werner

July 29, 2018

I am so sorry for your lost. I was out of town and didn't see the notice. I have two favorite memories of George. One was when he was driving around with a canoe strapped to the top of their station wagon. He was informing everyone that he just bring prepared for the next flood. The other memory is when George was pulled over after a wide night of bowling. He was asked if he had been drinking, his response was yes. Of course, he had only been drinking PepsiCo or Coca-Cola. The officier told him to drive carefully and have a nice night.
I will miss him greatly. Peace be with you.
Karin and Larry

Kim Corieri-Boeke

July 8, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with Terra and the Holland extended families. Terra along with two others from Ames High have been close friends since 1971. It was good to see Mrs. Holland again as well as Les, despite the circumstances. Terra and I are very close friends. I used to go to the Holland home frequently to be in Terra’s room, talking and listening to records. Terra is very special to me. Rest In Peace, Mr. Holland.

Sandy Hunerdosse

July 6, 2018

I was sad to read about George’s passing. It’s been yrs since I delivered mail on Village but it was always nice to be greeted when I would be passing by when he’d be outside or in garage. His friendliness left a mark-my thoughts to Barb and the family, your previous sub-mail carrier, Sandy

Wesley Bermel

July 5, 2018

The Holland reunion in the Tetons was always a memorable time. Canoeing down the Snake with George filming from the back as a moose tries to step into the canoe. We used the paddle to push off the moose and escape down the river.
Great memories