Doris Holz

Services for Doris Jean Holz, 91, were held Aug. 6 at the First United Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction, with words of comfort by Commissioned Pastor Wendy Pittman.

Music, with pianist Janet Wills, included “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” (Meladee Graven, soloist); “Amazing Grace” (Kathy Carroll, soloist); “Be Thou My Vision” (congregation); and “How Great Thou Art” (congregation).

Casket bearers were Joshua Holz, Christopher Holz, Daniel Holz, Peter Holz, William Holz and Sarah Holz.

Honorary bearers were Kathy Carroll and Margaret Holz.

Interment was in the Junction Twp. Cemetery, Grand Junction. 

Following the interment, everyone was invited to join the family in the church fellowship hall.

Doris Jean Husted was born Feb. 10, 1928, in Osceola, the middle daughter of Robert (Gene) Husted and Lois Minard Husted, of Truro. Doris graduated from Truro High School. She was a hard worker and always helped her dad with the livestock and farm chores. 

Doris attended Iowa State College in home economics curriculum. One of the highlights of her college days was receiving a 98 on her organic chemistry final and an A for the course.

While at college, she met William Holz. They married on Sept. 12, 1948. To this union, three sons were born: Mark, Charles and Robert (Bob).   

They made their home on a farm near Rippey. Later, they moved to Ames for Bill to complete his college degree.  Doris worked at various jobs in Ames. 

After Bill received his degree, they moved to Kaukauna, Wis. Later, they returned to the farm near Rippey. After the boys graduated from high school, Doris and Bill moved to Cambridge, Minn. After several years they returned to the farm near Rippey to live out their remaining years.

Doris was very active with the church and various groups.  She was always there to help at a funeral or the Memorial Day dinner. She was an avid gardener, and canned or froze almost anything she grew. She was an excellent cook and was well known for her beef and noodles, cinnamon rolls and caramels at Christmas. She loved to play cards, either Bridge with the ladies, or Euchre with the grandkids. She loved family gatherings and would host or always bring something for the meal. 

Doris died July 31 at the Westhaven Community Care Center in Boone.

She will be lovingly remembered by her sons and their spouses: Mark and Sue Holz, of Aurora, Colo.; Charles and Patricia Holz, of Le Mars; and Robert and Katherine Holz, of Glenview, Ill.; grandchildren: Joshua (Samantha) Holz, Christopher Holz, Daniel (Whitney) Holz, Sara (Ben) Goldsmith, Kathy (Aaron) Carroll, Peter Holz, William Holz and Margaret  Holz; great-grandchildren: Addison, Cora, Bennett, Carver Holz;  sister-in-law Jeanette Holz; and brother-in-law Robert C. Holz. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sisters and brothers-in-law:  Vernna (Fred) Morfort, Carol (Richard) Berg, Belva (Myron) Jewett, Royal (Marie) Holz, Russell Holz and Lynette Holz.      

Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home assisted the family.

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