Rev. Lowell D. Holtz

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Rev. Lowell D.

Holtz, Rev. Lowell D,
Called home to the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, age 83 years. Beloved husband of Gladys M. (nee Becker) for 64 years. Dear father of Pamela, Deborah (Gerald) Curtis, Dr. Lowell E. (Dr. Susan), Patricia (Ward) Engelke and Matthew (Melanie) Holtz. Loving grandfather of 17, and great-grandfather of 25 plus. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will take place on Sat. Jan. 17, 2015 at the FUNERAL HOME from 9 AM until the time of service at 11 AM.

Lowell served on the Milwaukee Police Department for 30 years and continued his service as an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for 25 years. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the support of Pastor David Baker in Mongolia can be sent to Mission Central, 40718 Hwy. E 16, Mapleton, IA, 51034, (note: support for Baker Family), or Trinity Lutheran Church, 2500 S. 68th St., Milwaukee, WI 53219 appreciated.

4800 S. 84th St. 414-281-5533
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vickie richmond

Trish, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Although we didn’t know your father, by reading these condolences and hearing you talk about him, he was a very special person. Your friends and coworkers at Mercy in Waldron, AR.

Barb Ryan

Rest in peace Uncle Lowell. I will always remember your fun loving ways and smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Aunt Gladys and all my cousins at this difficult time.
‘Mississippi Mud Stomper’ aka Barb.

Mike Campbell

Lowell Holtzer, Jr. I am sorry for your family’so loss. My dad John and I both knew your dad from his MPD days. You and I came on the job together as Police Aides back in 1976 and my dad worked with your dad. I have great respect for yours and your dad’ service to God. It sounds like your dad lived a full and valuable life and is now reaping the just rewards of a life well spent with our Savior and Lord. God bless and continue to keep the Holtzer family.
Mike Campbell

Sindy Ruhe

Rest in peace Pastor Holtz. May the family find peace in your passing. Prayers to you all. Sindy Ruhe

Lori Robins

Adding my comments to those already offered by Bob Petrach, my brother. Sending heartfelt sympathy to Aunt Gladys, cousins Pam, Deb, Lowell, Patricia, Matt and your families. My heart shares in your sadness even as I also celebrate Uncle Lowell’s incredible life and legacy of love. And oh how he lived his love of God, family and country. I feel so blessed to have known him and to have experienced his love first hand as his niece. Sooo many fond memories. Always of a man with a zest for life no matter what his circumstances with a will to get it done – whatever needed to be done. I have an especially fond and light-hearted memory of one such night when as an extended family we were relaxing in the house up north on the farm on Caylor Rd in WI. Uncle Lowell was sitting in an armchair quietly reading the paper. Kids shoes and flip flops were laying nearby. Suddenly a bat appeared out of nowhere! As a kid I was terrified, screamed and covered my head. Uncle Lowell calmly got up and reached for the closest shoe . . . MY shoe to swat down the bat. Then he went back to reading his paper, but only after having a little fun holding me accountable to my antics in a playful way, teasing a kid who was simultaneously grateful that he had come to my rescue and indignant that he had used my shoe to kill a bat! I’m so very grateful for all I have experienced with my Uncle Lowell and all I’ve learned by watching my Uncle Lowell live his life. Thanks be to God for a life so well-lived. He will surely be missed, by me and by each of us fortunate enough to know him. Love, Lori (Petrach) Robins

Bob Petrach

My condolences to my Aunt Gladys, cousins Pam, Deb, Lowell, Pat, and Matt and their families. I share some of your loss and some fond memories. Like when he came to visit, first thing he did was put his off duty Colt .38 in its holster on top of our refrigerator. Watching him study for his Sergeant’s exam and my Dad’s excitement when he called to say he passed. Or shooting with Lowell and I in our sand pit on Caylor Road in Wausaukee, sharing a beer and brat (or 2) or an NA beer. Just talking about life – our blessings, situational awareness, and the importance of trust, friends and family and responsibility to self and others. He will be missed by anyone that ever met him.
Bob Petrach

Karl & Laurie Loewen

I will always remember the Vacation Bible Schools that we held here at Trinity Lutheran Church in Reeseville Wisconsin while Pastor Holtz was our pastor. He did his best to dress up for whatever our theme was and the children loved it. He also chose a real inspirational lenten service series called the Pilgrim Path that my son and nephew portrayed while he was here. It was very inspirational and I will always remember it. Our sympathy goes out to Gladys and the rest of the family, but we know that Pastor Holtz is now in heaven rejoicing and for him we are glad. Blessings and prayers to you all, Karl & Laurie Loewen

rosemary hardwick

our condolenzes to the holtz family i knew pastor holtz when he was a pastor at st. martini lutheran church my family were parrishioners then and he confirmed my son john and daughter stacy in the 90s my son looked up to pastor holtz he wanted to be a police officer like him but it never happened the hardwick family the late john/rosemary/john the third/and stacy

paula decker

Our condolences to the Holtz family. Thinking of you!
Mr. Paul and Dr. Paula Decker

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