John J. Holtz
October 20, 1937 - August 22, 2020

John J. Holtz

John J. Holtz
Oct 20, 1937 - Aug 22, 2020

John J. Holtz
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Holtz, Mr.
John J.
Haines City, Florida

Mr. John J. Holtz, age 82, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020 with his beloved wife Linda and daughter Brenda by his side . He was born in Muskegon, MI on October 20, 1937 to Michael & Rose (Langlois) Holtz and was raised in Muskegon MI. He married the former Linda Jacobson on November 21, 1964. John was employed by the Muskegon County Sheriff's Department for 30 years and retired as Lieutenant. Upon his retirement he and Linda were snowbirds for 30 years and have spent the past 6 years in Florida year round. John enjoyed buying, fixing, and selling houses and cars. He was a lifelong catholic. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, funny stories with facial expressions to enhance the story.
John is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Linda, his daughter, Brenda (Jeff) LaFave, his son, John M Holtz, three grandsons, Lucas, Jacob, Joshua LaFave, sister, Luanne Leventis, and several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by both parents, 9 of his siblings, and his granddaughter, Kaylin Rose LaFave
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM at St. Mary's Cemetery Chapel with Fr. Michael Olson officiating. Internment in St. Mary's Cemetery. Please visit to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon


You Bradley Hyde on Sep 8, 2020

Linda our sister, so sorry for your loss... Bradley & Deborah Hyde

Jean(, Dick and Keith) Hammond on Aug 31, 2020

Linda, Brenda, and John, we are so sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers go out for you,
Much love,
Jean, Dick and Keith Hammond

Linda Noble on Aug 30, 2020

Dear Linda, Brenda & John.
I wish to espress my deepest sympathy in your loss of John.He had a great career in law enforcement and so many interests. I still often pass by your home on Fowler Street. He was always so friendly! May you hold dear in your heart your treasured memories.

Ilene Hartfield Starr on Aug 30, 2020

Condolences to you, Linda, and Brenda and John Jr. Hope all your good memories are of comfort to you. Ilene Hartfield Starr

Bob Harken on Aug 29, 2020

Dear Linda and family: Remembering the great times we had back in 50s & 60s. John was a great friend, with a great since of humor. May the lord be with your family now and forever. Love, Bob & Donna Harken

John & Barbara Usmial on Aug 27, 2020

Dear Linda, Benda & John(ny): We remember 1st meeting your family around 1972 when we moved across Ruddiman from you guys. John, had the best/funniest sense of humor and he deeply loved his family! He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. We are so happy to have visited with the two of you in Haines FLorida as we passed through earlier this year. We will tresure that time where even though he was having difficulties, his happy personality was still showing through. Hard times for you all right now, but be comforted that God has you in His hands and will steer you through with memories of your dear husband and father. Love, John & Barbara

Amy Gerard on Aug 27, 2020

John was such a special soul and always had a smile on his face. I'm so glad I was one of the fortunate ones who got to know him. Thank you, Holtz Family, for sharing this wonderful man with the rest of us! May the special memories you have bring you comfort in the days ahead. With Love and Sympathy...Amy (Anderson) Gerard

Roberta Spaniolo-Williams on Aug 26, 2020

Rest in peace John.

Panda Sage on Aug 26, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Mr Holtz always made me laugh. It was an honor to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Pam, Ron, Mackenzie and Jack Sage

Jack and Sandy Olson on Aug 26, 2020

Aunt Linda, Brenda and John Michael,

Sandy and I are so sorry for your loss and pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved Uncle. We also pray for all of you asking God’s comfort and recovery.
We remember with fond memories of the comical nature of Uncle John. I remember the good times of watching him and relatives rebuilding his first boat, the Ripple.
We have missed him and Linda sitting at “their Space” at the party in the park . He loved the chance to catch up with old friends and relatives.
Rest In Peace Uncle John.

Jack & Sandy Olson



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Muskegon, MI 49441
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