James K. Holtz
Date: Wednesday November 27, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]
Location: Oakwood Cemetery
Thursday, March 11, 1926
Date of Death:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
93 years old
James K. Holtz
James K. Holtz, 93, of Rochester, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 peacefully at St. Marys Hospital, with family at his side.
Jim was born March 11, 1926 in Doon, Iowa to Arthur and Fayth Holtz.
He married Delphine Girard on August 18, 1945 in Sioux City, Iowa. They lived and had three children in Iowa before moving to Minnesota in the summer of 1957.
Jim served in the U.S. Army during World War II and has been a member of the Kasson Legion for over 60 years. Jim worked as a carpenter most of his life with great enjoyment.
He also enjoyed family times at the family cabin in Lake Okoboji, Iowa.
Jim is survived by his wife, Delphine of 74 years; two daughters, Cindy (Mike) Boruff of Kasson and Theresa Eversole, of Texas; two brothers, Marvin (Brenda) Holtz of Lawton, Iowa and Lewis Holtz of Sioux City, Iowa; five sisters, Betty of Sioux City, Iowa, Darlene of Litchfield, Minnesota, Carol of Denver, Colorado, Judy of Litchfield, Minnesota, and Mary Jane of Sioux City, Iowa; six grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his beloved son, James (Greg) Holtz; a granddaughter, Alicia K Reeder; seven brothers, Arthur, Bob, Allen, Harlan, Dale, Mevin, and Jon; and sister Janet Doyle.
Jim’s service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 27 at the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, in Rochester.
Memorials in honor of Jim can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Blessed be his memory.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.
The family of James K. Holtz has received the following condolences.
I have been blessed to know and live in this world alongside my grandfather well into my fifties. Jim has always been an inspiration, an encourager and a mentor by his own enthusiasm, attention to detail and dogged work ethic. Some of my fondest memories include helping him build a garage onto the house in Kasson (at least as much as a 4 or 5 year old can help - it's a wonder it ended up square), fishing from the dock in Okoboji (once when he left me without his supervision I cast the entire rod and reel into the lake), and even taking walks to the mailbox at The Waters when we would have time alone to bond as men do. He has always welcomed a visit, been quick with a word in conversation and had that look that would convince me that he was glad for my company.
I am grateful that my children have been able to grow to adulthood knowing their great-grandfather.
With love, I offer my condolences and prayers for God's peace for my grandmother, mother and aunt who have loved him more and will miss him more.
God keep Jim unto the day of the resurrection when he and all believers in Christ shall receive the crown of glory.
Delphine and Family,
I'm thinking of you during this difficult time. I will come by to see you soon as my new job has kept me busy.
Jim was so kind to me and always enjoyed our visits. He will be greatly missed.
Love to All,
Susan Franken, former Concierge at The Waters