FORT BRANCH -- Kenneth H. Holzmeyer, 85, of Fort Branch, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. He was born April 8, 1932, in Fort Branch, to John and Carrie Holzmeyer.
Kenneth was raised in Fort Branch, where he graduated from Fort Branch High School in 1950. He was joined in matrimony to Theresa Ann (Elpers) Holzmeyer on April 6, 1953. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Kenneth worked for Chrysler Corporation until its closure in 1959. He was a poultry farmer for nearly 20 years, and began his third career as a wood craftsman, selling his creations at craft shows throughout the Midwest. Kenneth was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church and in 2008, was the recipient of the Brute Award for his service to the church. His greatest pride and joy was his children and grandchildren, and he was always ready to see one of their activities, or sitting around the table playing cards or games with them.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 50 years, Theresa Ann, his parents, John and Carrie Holzmeyer, his daughter, Karen Georges, and his sister, Marjorie Preske.
Kenneth is survived by three daughters, Brenda (Tom) Webster of Evansville, Marilou (Ken) Morgan of Fishers, Carol Goedde of Owensboro, Ky.; six sons, Keith (Sandy) Holzmeyer of Chandler, Mark (Kathy) Holzmeyer of Haubstadt, Eric (Lisa) Holzmeyer of Haubstadt, Lloyd (Kelly) Holzmeyer of Florissant, Mo., Micheal (Summer) Holzmeyer of Bloomfield, and Chad (Shari) Holzmeyer ofNewburgh; son-in-law Rick Georges of Oakland City; brother Darwin Holzmeyer of Rockford, Ill., twenty-five grandchildren and ten great-grand-children.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 305 W. Walnut Street in Fort Branch, with Fathers Tony Ernst and Ambrose Wanyoni co-celebrants. Visitation will be held at Stodghill Funeral Home in Fort Branch, on Monday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 8 p.m., with Rosary at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. until service time Feb. 27 at the church. Burial will be held following the service at St. Bernard Cemetery in Snake Run. Memorial contributions can be made to the Karen Georges Memorial Trust Fund or to the Lord's Pantry in Fort Branch. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.stodghillfuneralhome.com.