William Holbrook


William (Bill) Holbrook, Brainerd, MN, went to be with Jesus on January 7, 2022 at Essentia St. Josephโ€™s Medical Center in Brainerd. A Celebration of Life will be held on January 22, 2022 at 2pm at Heritage Church in Baxter, and will also be live-streamed.

Bill was born on July 11, 1941, in Brainerd, MN to Orvie W. and Alice M. (Rardin) Holbrook. He went to school in Brainerd where he graduated in 1959 and attended Northwest College in Kirkland, WA, where he met the love of his life, Toni A. (Gibson). They were married six months later and raised three children together. Preceding Bill in death were his parents; two sisters, Delores (Roy) Starkey and Evelyn (Bob) Steinbrook; and one brother, Robert (Shirley) Holbrook.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife and sweetheart of 60 years; two sons, Brian Holbrook (Kim) of Andover and Brad Holbrook (Jodi) of St. Stephen; one daughter, Traci Holbrook of Anoka; eight grandchildren - Mikaela (Jason) Kuehl, Katrina (Eric) Kelzenberg, Kristiana Holbrook, Kendra (Andy) Lauck, Michael Holbrook, Brianna Enget, Tyler (Robert) Taylor and Jenna Specht; and 7 great grandchildren, Jayda, Madalyn, Riley, Collin, Zachary, RaeLynn and Logan; one sister, Sharon Cheney; and two brothers, Gene (Gaylene) Holbrook and Jack (Sherry) Holbrook.