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Lyle Allen Holtz

August 17, 2018
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Lyle Allen Holtz, 76, of Chelsea, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at his home in rural Chelsea. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, August 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Christ United Methodist Church in Toledo with Pastor John Christianson officiating. A Memorial Visitation will be held Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 3-5 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.

Lyle was born on June 1, 1942 in Keystone, Iowa, the son of Glenn and Marcella (Fett) Holtz.

He graduated from Garrison High School.

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Lyle Allen Holtz

On May 1, 1967, he was united in marriage to Alice Anderson in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Lyle farmed in Benton County and they moved to Tama County in 1983. In 1994 they moved to their current home by Chelsea. He also worked at the Tama and Belle Plaine sale barns. Lyle was a member of Christ UMC in Toledo, Farm Bureau, American Angus Association and a former member of the Benton County Cattleman. Farming was his joy in life. Lyle loved tractors, horses, and fed a lot of cattle. He also had a cow/calf operation when they moved to Tama County.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-one years, Alice Holtz of Chelsea; three children, Kim Lucky (Doug Bertrand) of Clinton, Greg (Louise) Holtz of Cedar Rapids, and Kim Rouzer of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, Jason Lucky, Justin (Kendra) Lucky, Jared (Tara) Lucky, Maxwell (Sara) Holtz, and Katheryn Holtz; one brother, Duane (Bev) Holtz of Vinton; sisters-in-law, Joyce Melsha of Solon, and Nancy Ladehoff of Marshalltown; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved companion, Jake (the dog).

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Gary Holtz; and one sister, Marlys Holtz.

Memorials may be directed to Christ United Methodist Church in Toledo.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting the family with arrangements.



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