David Silas Holland, 61, of Rochester died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Feb. 20, 1951, in Lanesboro to Silas and Lillian (Kvamme) Holland.

David graduated from Lanesboro High School and Winona Technical College, receiving degrees in carpentry and tool and die.

David married Dixie Prinzing on Dec. 10, 1983, in Stewartville. He worked for the Westfield Golf Course and the Bud King Ice Arena in Winona prior to moving to Rochester in 2002.

He worked for the city of Rochester as a Graham Arena maintenance supervisor and at Somerby Golf Course as a groundskeeper.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie Holland of Rochester; a son, Darin Holland and a daughter, Jodi Holland both of Rochester; two brothers, Daniel (Leanne) Holland of Blooming Prairie and Ellsworth (Karla) Holland of Rushford; a sister, Julie (Gerhard) Heier of Spring Grove; and a sister-in-law, Karen Holland of Winona, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Joshua David, and a brother, Luther.

Funeral services were Jan. 6 at the Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester. His body was cremated after the service and the cremated remains were buried at Arendahl Cemetery near Peterson on Jan. 7.

The Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.