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Emily Holzer was a rambunctious girl who loved animals and the outdoors

Emily Ann Holzer, 16, of Mobridge, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Mobridge.
A private Mass of Christian Burial was held.
Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Emily Ann Holzer was born on Oct. 9, 2003, in Mobridge, to David and Belinda (Voegele) Holzer. She joined the family with older brother, Tucker.
Emily was a happy and rambunctious girl who enjoyed the outdoors. She loved every kind of animal and would often times bring home hurt or stray animals to keep as pets. As a young girl, Emily learned archery and was fond of her bow and arrows. She loved fishing with her family and anything to do with water, especially going tubing.
One of her favorite memories was hunting nightcrawlers with her dad and brother to use for fishing.
Teasing her older brother was also a course of laughter for her, although she loved him dearly. Emily had a lot fun trying to beat her dad in throwing darts. She would often be heard saying “new leader” as she pulled her darts. She was also an avid baker, who was notorious for making pumpkin pie that she would “sometimes” share with her family.
As a junior at Mobridge-Pollock High School, she had many friends and enjoyed hanging out with them every chance she got. She tried many different activities including volleyball, basketball and track. She was involved in student council and the Big Brother/Big Sister program.
Emily had a strong faith and was confirmed in the Catholic church. She was a very caring person, which led her to the part-time job of being a CNA in a nursing home. He was hoping to pursue a career as a physician assistant after high school.
Emily had a beautiful smile that would brighten any dark room. Her life was tragically cut short due to an accident on Sept. 15, 2020. She will be forever and dearly missed by her family and friends.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her parents and brother; maternal grandparents, Leon and Delores Voegele; paternal grandparents, Leo and Rose Holzer; maternal uncles, Greg Voegele, Shannon (Sarah) Voegele and Jason (Kim) Voegele; paternal uncles, Richard (Bernadette) Holzer, Doug (Char) Holzer and Mark (Dena) Holzer; aunt, Deborah (Mike) Holland; and numerous cousins.

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