Chester Eric (Chet) Holmlund
Chester Eric (Chet) Holmlund, 86, professor emeritus of Biochemistry, University of Maryland, and grateful resident of Brevard for 12 years, died Sept. 29, 2008 at his home in Brevard. He had suffered from congestive heart failure.
He was the only child of Annie Matilda Erickson and Hugo Holmlund, both Swedish immigrants to the United States. Chet was born on December 14, 1921 in Worcester, Mass.
He was valedictorian of his high school class, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in January 1943.
Holmlund served as a meteorologist in the Army Ai...