|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1931|
|Death: ||Mar. 20, 2002|
Francis N. "Frank" Holzer, Jr. departed from this life on Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2002, after a brief illness. He was born on Feb. 9, 1931, in Bridger to Frank and Eula (Goggins) Holzer. The family resided outside Bridger until 1943, when they moved to Billings. Frank attended Kate Fratt Memorial School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1949. Frank then attended the Billings Business College before enlisting in the Army. He served during the Korean War. Following his discharge he attended Carroll College.
On Aug. 8, 1959, Frank and Doris Davis were united in marriage. Frank worked in the insurance business for a number of years. In 1983, Frank and Doris purchased the Bernina Sewing Center in Billings, which they have continued to own and operate ever since. Frank was a highly skilled technician and was respected by not only an extensive customer base, but also by the technical and management staff at Bernina of America.
Frank was a member of St. Patrick's Co-Cathedral and the Knights of Columbus. He also served as business agent, president, and later as secretary of the local Musician's Union. He had a great love of music and played piano in dance bands, including the Stillwater Jazz Band. Frank also had a great passion for antique cars, people and his family. He will be best remembered for his sense of humor and his wonderful friendliness.
Frank is survived by his wife, Doris; daughters, Maria (John) Horning and Nicole (Patrick) Mulvaney, both of Everett, Wash.; sons, Charles Holzer of Missoula and Joseph Holzer of West Valley City, Utah; five grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Mary Ann) Holzer of Barrington Hills, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews, including William (Carol) Holzer of Whitehall. Two brothers, Philip and Bud Holzer, preceded him in death.
A vigil service for Frank will be at 5 p.m., Sunday, Mar. 24, at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon on Monday, Mar. 25, at St. Patrick's Co-Cathedral. Committal will be following the Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery. A luncheon will be served at St. Patrick's Co-Cathedral after the committal. Memorials may be made to hospice.
Francis Nicholas Holzer (1889 - 1969)
Eulalia Genevieve Goggins Holzer (1891 - 1979)
Phillip J. Holzer (1919 - 1997)*
Francis Ralph Holzer (1920 - 2000)*
Jerome Robert Holzer (1929 - 2007)*
Francis Nicholas Holzer (1931 - 2002)
Note: He was interred on Mar. 25, 2002.
Holy Cross Cemetery
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