John Holtz, 88

John D. Holtz, 88, of Montgomery, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague. John was born August 4, 1924, in Derrynane Township, a son of John and Helen (Miska) Holtz. He attended country school and New Prague High School and served in the United States Army during WWII. John married Genevieve Petricka in 1951 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. He worked at the Montgomery Creamery and International Multifoods in New Prague. John was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He enjoyed gardening and wood working, especially making wishing wells, working puzzles and the horse races. He is survived by his wife; children Pat Holtz, Ft. Atkinson, WI, Joe (Sue) Holtz, North Branch, Jerome Holtz, Faribault, Bob (Candi) Holtz, Wellington, CO, Sandy (Dale) Bastyr, Lonsdale, Nancy (Bob) Franke, Jordan, Rick (Kathy) Holtz, Rosemount, and Judy (Dave) Stepka, Montgomery; 19 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and sisters Angie Tuma, Montgomery, Catherine Hansen, St. Peter, and Agnes Kukacka, Brooklyn Park. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Cyril, Tom, Ed, Fritz and Mike Holtz; great-granddaughter Graesyn Dreyer; and daughter-in-law Kay Holtz. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m., at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. Burial was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Military honors were provided by the Montgomery Area Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation was held from 9 to 11 a.m., Monday, at the church. Arrangements were with Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery.

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