HASTINGS — HOLTZ – Russell A. “Hack,” 86, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013, at Haida Manor. Born June 8, 1927, in Hastings, son of the late Ted and Helen (Gill) Holtz. Preceded in death by brothers, Damian “Doc” Holtz, Theodore “Fizz” Holtz and Tim “Tiny” Holtz, and sister, Dolly Link. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Joanne (Kibler) Holtz; children, Cindy (Jeff) Stowe, Becky Kelly, Russ Holtz and Andrea Holtz; grandchildren, Dr. Jill Kelly, married to Dr. Brandon Miller; Bryan and Matt Kelly; and Scott, John and Amanda Stowe; brothers, Kenneth “Cheetah” and Dan “Bump;” and sisters, Jean Kazmer and Margie Entler. Mr. Holtz graduated from Hastings High School in 1945. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He retired from the DEP, where he was a construction inspector. He was a life member of Hastings Fire Department and the Firemen’s Club, Hastings VFW Post 1586 and the Loyal Order of the Moose. He also was a member of the Hastings Hunting Camp. He was an avid hunter and Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed watching football and baseball on TV and especially enjoyed his family coming to visit. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Easly-Hindman Funeral Home, 333 Beaver St., Hastings, and from 10 a.m. until time of funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Interment, St. Bernard Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations in Hack’s memory to St Bernard Church, the Hastings Library or the Hastings Area Ambulance Association. Arrangements in care of the Easly-Hindman Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., exclusive provider of veterans and family memorial care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
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