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MESSAGE: (#578991) Holtze, John Samuel 1923-2013
AUTHOR: Volunteer Trans
DATE: 12/9/2015 at 11:46:19
John S. Holtze
October 4, 1923 - July 11, 2013
John Samuel Holtze has gone to The Lord after a long illness on July 11 of
2013. John was born on October 4, 1923 to Harry and Ruth Holtze in Sioux City,
Iowa. He graduated from Central High School in Sioux City, and attended Iowa
State University for one year where he joined the SAE Fraternity, before
receiving his appointment to West Point Military Academy. He graduated from
West Point in 1945 as a pilot and spent two years on Guam and in the
Philippines in the Pacific Theatre before being stationed in San Angelo, Texas
at Goodfellow Air Base. It was there that he met and married Julie Matlock in
1949. John then retired from the Service and joined his father in Sioux City
as a partner in H.S. Holtze Construction Company. His two brothers, H.S. Jr.
and David were all involved for over forty years covering the Midwest states.
John's grandfather, Samuel, had come to this country from Sweden and started
the company in Sioux City. John served as President of Holtze Construction
Company for over twenty years.
In 1971, John formed Midstates Development Company, a development and property
management company and served as President until this past year.
John served as President of the Iowa Master Builders and was a member of
Associated General Contractors and served on several of its committees. He was
the first board member of Gateway Computers in its infancy, served on the
Board of Directors of Morningside College, Toy National Bank and Norwest Bank,
the Sioux City Country Club, was President of the board at Trinity Lutheran
Church and was a member of the Rotary Club. John had a deep love of his
country and a sense of commitment to the Military Academy at West Point and
served on the Iowa committee to interview and choose the future West Point
Appointees from Iowa. He was a lifelong active member of the Republican Party.
John always had a love of athletics and was very active in track and field and
baseball as a young man. He was on the track and field team at West Point. And
as an adult he loved playing golf and tennis.
John will be remembered for his honesty and integrity in business and in life,
his loving and fun personality and love of his family. And, as a friend
recently wrote, "John was a real Prince of a man who showed us men how a man
should lead his life." He always had a very strong Christian faith. John and
Julie loved to travel and enjoyed many wonderful experiences throughout the
world together and at home with friends.
Survivors include his wife, Julie, his three children including son, Dr. John
William (Bill) Holtze of Des Moines, Iowa, and his wife Mary, daughter Robin
Mahan of Kerrville, Texas and daughter Andrea Waitt Carlton of Nashville,
Tennessee and her husband Rick Carlton, six grandchildren, Carla Holtze, Colin
Holtze, Bill Holtze, Eliza Mahan, Samuel Waitt and Wesley Carlton, and John's
brother David Holtze of Sioux City. ~ The Schuchert Funeral Home, Spirit Lake,
Iowa 11 July 2013.
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