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Emery J. Holzinger

November 24, 1932 ~ September 29, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Emery J. Holzinger, age 89 of Grand Haven, passed away on September 29, 2022 at North Ottawa Community Hospital. He was born on November 24, 1932 in Grand Haven, MI to the late Emery J. and Margie E. (Scheffers) Holzinger, Sr. Emery married Geraldine “Gerry” McFadden on February 12, 1955 in Grand Haven.

Emery graduated from high school and then proudly served his country in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. He then got certified to become an electrician, and joined his parents at Ottawa Electric. He also worked at Whittaker Electric and Johnson Electric, retiring in 1998. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Grand Haven Board of Light and Power from 1975 to 2005.

Emery was a member of St. Patrick-St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish and the American Legion, Charles A. Conklin Post 28. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, and sports.

Emery will be remembered and missed by his beloved wife of 67 years, Gerry; his four children, Ellen (Lee) Tanis of Grand Rapids, MI, Gerry (Mike) McDonald of Spring Lake, MI, Matthew (Robin) Holzinger of Grand Haven, MI, Mary Jo (Ed) Messenger of Jenison, MI; his daughter-in-law, Robin Holzinger; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Joan Mead and Patricia and Caroline McFadden; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Holzinger in 2019.

A private family Memorial Service for Emery will take place at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. 

Interment will be at Lake Forest Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Cemetery Interment

Lake Forest Cemetery
1304 Lake Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Private Family Service

Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417


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