|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1925|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 2010|
MARQUETTE - William John Holm, 84, of 2493 Moran St., Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday morning, Jan. 6, 2010, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans where he had resided for the past two days.
Bill was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Marquette, a son of William H. and Cora E. (Anderson) Holm, and was a lifelong Marquette resident. He attended the Nester School and Graveraet High School. At the age of 17, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1942 to 1947. In 1948, he continued his military career by enlisting in the U.S. Army. Bill honorably served during World War II and the Korean War, retiring on May 31, 1964, after more than 20 years of service to his country. He received several medals and citations for his service, including the Bronze Star. While in service, he married Maria J. Flori on April 22, 1960, in Fulda, Germany. Returning home, Bill attended trade school for refrigeration and went to work for Cliff Dow until its closure. He then was employed with Sara Lee (Bunny Bread) for 18 years before retiring.
Bill was a lifelong member of the Richard Jopling Post 44 of the American Legion, Negaunee V.F.W., and the former Moose Lodge.
In his earlier years, he enjoyed deer hunting, bowling, traveling to Germany, and working in his garden. He was an avid cribbage player and liked playing on Wednesdays at the Elks Club. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his wife, Maria; sons Robert (Kris) Holm of Harvey and Joseph Holm of Marquette; his daughters, Linda (Mark) Johnson of Marquette and Gloria (Jon) Moen of Pickerington, Ohio; four grandsons and three granddaughters. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by sons William S. Holm and Charles Holm; and daughter Donna Ryan; his sister, Margaret D. Hillier; and nephew, Ronald Griffin.
Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Leon Jarvis, Marquette General Hospital chaplain, officiating. Burial will be made in the spring at the Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans Activity Fund, 425 Fisher St., Marquette, MI 49855 or U.P. Home Health and Hospice, 829 Croix St., Negaunee, MI 49866, who provided care for Bill during his last three months.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.fassbenderswanson.com.
MARQUETTE - Combined graveside services for William S. Holm and his father, William John Holm, will be held on Tuesday, May 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the Holy Cross Cemetery. Deacon Steve Gualdoni will preside and veteran's honors will be rendered for William J. Holm.
William S. Holm, 54, entered eternal life Nov. 29, 2009, and his father, William John Holm, 84, entered eternal life Jan. 6, 2010.
The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family.
Cora Elvira Anderson Holm (1898 - 1980)
Donna Maria Holm Ryan (1954 - 1982)*
William Steffan Holm (1955 - 2009)*
Charles Henry Holm (1956 - 1965)*
Holy Cross Cemetery
Created by: Darryll Pingleton
Record added: Nov 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100461593
I love & miss you Opa everyday! You were the best Opa a girl could ever ask for! I will always keep you close to my heart!!|
Added: Sep. 11, 2013