Donald Allan Holtan, age 39, passed away at Saint Marys Hospital on Thursday, December 16th, 2010 after battling brain cancer for nearly 6 years. Donnie was born on July 30th, 1971 at Olmsted Community Hospital to Donald and Margaret "Peg" (Johnson) Holtan. Six years later the family moved to Pine Island where in 1989 he graduated from high school. In 1990, the family returned to Rochester . He worked as a meticulous union painter.On September 18th, 1999 he married Kelly Jo Maxwell. They were in the process of divorce. They had four children--Dillon 14, Morgan 10, Chelsey 7, and Mason 4 of Stewartville, MN.Donnie loved to spend time with his kids, going to their ball games, choir concerts, and dance recitals. He loved to spend time with his two sisters and their families. Also he loved spending time with his best friend Lora.He is survived and loved by his children, parents, sisters Patricia Holtan of Rochester, and Beverly (Troy) Ofstie of Kasson, nieces Allyssa and Veda Ofstie, nephews Jesse Ofstie and Ethan Fishbaugher, and very special friend Lora McGee of Rochester.Donnie was a kind, gentle soul that will be missed by all who knew him.A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 22nd , 11am at Rochester Assembly of God church, 4240 18th Ave NW , Rochester , MN 55901 . Visitation will begin at 9:00am. A luncheon will follow the service.Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester at a later date.Funeral arrangements are being made by Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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