John J. Holzer, 72 of Winona, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his home.
John was born January 26, 1945 in Winona to John Sr., and Amanda (Fix) Holzer. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. He worked at Lake Center Industries for 37 years until his retirement. John was a member of St. Casimir's Parish.
He loved golf and achieved two holes-in-one and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. His biggest pride and joy was his family and he treasured every minute he spent with them.
He is survived by his wife, Sue; two daughters, Shari (Brian) Himlie of Rochester and Kelly (Steve) Porter of La Crescent; four grandchildren, Jalen Heyer, Jordan Heyer , Landon Porter, and Morgan Porter; brothers and sisters, Mary (Jerry) Daley, Robert (Barb) Holzer, Kay (Bill) Wise, Dave (Tess) Holzer, Rich (Linda) Holzer, Judy (Jerry) Schellhammer, Pat Marcil, Will Holzer, and Deb (Doug) Harnish; brother-in-law, Bob Lindner, Jr. and many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lynn (Holzer) Benedict and an infant sister, Shirley Holzer.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Monday, March 20, 2017 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview, led by Funeral Celebrant Jodi Heim. John will be laid to rest at St. Mary's Cemetery with the American Legion Leon J. Wetzel Post 9 will provide Full Military Honors. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday, all at the funeral home.
Please share a memory of John and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.
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Our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend! Gary & Sue Stwora
I am so sorry for your loss. All of your friends are Blue Cross are thinking and praying for you during this time. Please take care of your self and your family. Hugs. - Angela Blade
Sue, I am so very sorry and am in complete shock. I never read the newspaper and just this minute found out about your loss. My heart breaks for you. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers. Sending hugs your way.
Sheri and boys. very sorry for your loss. its very tough losing a parent. Your Dad looked like cool guy. Please take care. Phil and Peg kalmes.
Sorry for your loss, we are sending comforting hugs and healing prayers to you and your family. Steve and Jill Burt
John and Sue were wonderful neighbors to my parents. I always received a warm smile and wave from John, whenever I saw him working in the yard. I'll miss your kind greetings John! Blessings to the family.
Our sympathies to all of you. John is now at peace. Rich and Connie
Shari and Brian,
Our condolences to you and your family . We are thinking of you both! God bless.
Ken and Mary Bouska
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