Edward B. Holtkamp
Edward B. Holtkamp, 87, West Point, Iowa, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Park Place Long Term Care Facility in Mt. Pleasant.
Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point, where the family will meet with friends from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 3 p.m. and a Christian Wake Service at 5 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 1, at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, with Father Dennis Hoffman as celebrant. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in West Point. Full military rites will be presented by the West Point American Legion Post #668.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhomes.com.
Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.
Born Aug. 1, 1925, in Pilot Grove, he was the son of Ben A. and Louise A. (Krueger) Holtkamp. On Sept. 30, 1950, he married Clementine T. “Clemie” Rauenbuehler in West Point. She preceded him in death.
He was a member of the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point. He was a member of the West Point American Legion and the West Point Knights of Columbus. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a lifelong farmer raising Hereford cattle and also worked as a crop insurance adjuster.
Survivors include his six daughters, Becky (Dennis) Cramer of Blandinsville, Ill., Mary Lou (Chris) Steffensmeier of Salem, Betty Lutz of Houghton, Cindy (Joe) Schinstock of Salem, Sandy (Tom) Farrell of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Julie Hirschler of Donnellson; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur (Darlene) Holtkamp of Harlingen, Texas and Tom (Diane) Holtkamp, of Ft. Madison; two sisters, Anita (Ed) Blindt of West Point, and Geraldine (Don) Conrad of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Richard E. Holtkamp, one grandson; one brother and two sisters.