Doris Holz, 1928 – 2019

Services will be held Aug. 6 at First United Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction for Doris Jean Holz, 91, of Rippey.

Words of comfort will be offered by commissioned Pastor Wendy Pittman. Meladee Graven and Kathy Carroll will be soloists, accompanied by Janet Wills. Honorary bearers will be Kathy Carroll and Margaret Holz.

Casket bearers will be Joshua Holz, Christopher Holz, Daniel Holz, Peter Holz, William Holz and Sarah Holz. Interment will be at the Junction Township Cemetery west of Grand Junction.

Doris Jean Husted was born February 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 the 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, WI. Later they returned to the farm near Rippey. After the boys graduated from high school Doris and Bill moved to Cambridge, MN. 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 J. Holz died July 31, 2019, at the Westhaven Community Care Center in Boone. She was 91 years of age. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons and their spouses, Mark and Sue Holz of Aurora, CO, Charles and Patricia Holz of Le Mars, and Robert and Katherine Holz of Glenview, IL; 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, and 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.

The family is assisted by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Grand Junction.

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