April 26 1933 April 20 2020
GREENFIELD – Francis J. Holzer, age 86, longtime Greenfield resident, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020 at Majestic Care in Avon. He was born in Indianapolis on April 26, 1933 to Anthony P. and Christina (McNew) Holzer. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Indianapolis and received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer. Francis married Ruth A. (Huck) on December 29, 1956 in Indianapolis. He worked as a chemist his entire life. He retired from Eli Lilly in 1990 and then worked for the State of Indiana Health Department and Indiana Department of Environmental Management. He was a past member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Greenfield and St. Thomas Catholic Church in Fortville. He was a member of Boy Scouts of America, Hoosier Kennel Club and Hoosier Great Dane Club, and he enjoyed creating stained glass Francis is survived by his wife, Ruth Holzer of Avon; children, Margaret (Gary) Thomas of Lebanon, Jude (Debbie) Holzer of Council Bluffs, IA, Anthony Holzer (Kerri) of El Cajon, CA, and Kathryn (Kent) Lilly of Plainfield; eleven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Christina Holzer; brothers, Rev. Wilfred Holzer, Peter Holzer, Melvin Holzer; sisters, Helena Holzer, Marie Holzer and Leona Holzer. A private family committal will take place at Park Cemetery. The family is planning a memorial gathering for a later date. Please check Francis’ obituary on the website www.erleweinmortuary.com for updates after the social gathering restrictions have been lifted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate or 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com. Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Francis Holzer April 26 1933 April 20 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Fortville, state: Indiana