Richard Paul Holen, age 70, Passed on September, 25th 2017, in Ruth Nevada.

Richard is survived by his wife, Glenna Holen, of twenty years; sister Edna Dahlen, of Grand Forks ND; Olga Holen of Modesto CA; Shirley Holen, of Reno NV; Judy (Roger)  Forsgren, of Chandler AZ, his children, Chad (Becky) Holen, of Boise ID; Melanie (Ed) Boynton, of Ely, NV; Kellee Carr, of Crosby MN; Terri Hall, of Ruth NV; Chris (Brandi) Martinez, of Elko NV; Randy Baker (Karlee), of Elko NV; grandchildren, Jordan Herrick (Jessie), of Ely NV; Zach Boynton, of Austin MN; Derek Martinez (Sierra); Boise ID; Samantha (Tanner) Southard, of Elko NV; Skylar (Brandy) Hall, of Ely NV; Trey Hall, of Ely NV;  Amanda Boynton, of Douglass WY, Ryley Johnson, of Boise, ID and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Leonard Holen, Arnold Holen, Marjorie Schramm, Robert Holen, and Arlan Holen.

Richard was born on November 27th 1946 in Michigan, ND., to Arlotte Holen. He graduated from Unity High in Petersburg, ND in 1964. Served in the US Military from 1966 to 1968. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He moved to Ruth NV and worked in Mining until he retired in 2009.

Richard was a great family man and a loving father. He was a social, active man who had many great friendships throughout his lifetime. He enjoyed helping others, and being useful. His family and friends will always remember him as a fun loving, kind, and loyal person.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Richard’s life. A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday October 7, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Ruth Community Center.