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Gary L. Holtz

November 19, 1939 ~ November 13, 2017 (age 77)

Gary Holtz, 77, of Maquoketa passed away on November 13, 2017.

Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa, Iowa on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be Thursday, November 16 at Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Gary Lynn Holtz was born on November 19, 1939 to Harold and Bertha (Wellendorf) Holtz. He attended and graduated from Maquoketa High School. He married Sara Kunkel on July 7, 1962 at St. Anthony’s in Dubuque. Gary worked at Clinton Engines, Alcoa for 16 years, farmed and retired from the Iowa DOT.

Gary was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was an honorary member of Vintage Farm Equipment Show in Atkinson, Illinois. He enjoyed tractors, antique tractor shows, fishing. He loved collecting many different things especially train sets. He was also part of the Army Reserves for 6 years.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife Sara Holtz, 4 children; Gary F. (Cathleen) Holtz of Delmar, Theresa (Bradley) Taliaferro of Delmar, Jeffrey (Lisa) Holtz of Maquoketa, Kathryn (Randy) Shanahan of Maquoketa, 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and his beloved dog Sadie.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Rozella.

Memorials may be directed in his honor to his family.

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 Service Information

November 16, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lahey Funeral Home, Maquoketa
105 w maple st
maquoketa, Iowa 52060

Funeral Service
November 17, 2017

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church Maquoketa
Vermont Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060

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