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Leroy Simon Holtschlag

Leroy Simon Holtschlag

Leroy Simon Holtschlag, 70, of 2512 Monroe, Quincy, died at 12:23 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Blessing Hospital's Emergency Room, Quincy, Illinois.

He was born in Quincy on April 6, 1946, a son of Louis and Laura Schenk Holtschlag. He married Evelyn Bowen on July 17, 1971, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Barry; she survives.

Mr. Holtschlag was a 1964 graduate of Christian Brothers High School and he received a bachelor of arts in sociology from Quincy College in 1977. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968. He worked for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services for 25 years, serving in a variety of staff positions, including investigator, follow-up worker, resource worker and staff development coordinator. He retired in December 2002 and then worked part-time for seven years for Personal Care Services as a quality assurance worker in adult residential facilities in Monroe City and Hannibal, Mo. He was a lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Mr. Holtschlag was a 7th Ward Alderman on the Quincy City Council from 1985-1992. He received the Quincy Neighborhood Federation's Theda Jansen Juvenile Protection Award for outstanding work with the children of the community in 1990, and he served for several years as an assistant coach for the Quinsippi Soccer League. He enjoyed spending time with family, particularly his grandchildren. He collected, refinished and sold antique furniture and frequently participated in area flea markets. He also collected coins, antique toy guns, and Native American artifacts and was an avid card player. He was a member of the Quincy Area Coin Club and the Hannibal Coin Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sarah Holtschlag of Cambridge, Mass., and Karen Agrimonti and her husband, Tony, of Quincy; and a son, Jonathan Holtschlag and his wife, Ashley, of Quincy. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Zoe, Aubrey, and Aidan Agrimonti of Quincy; five brothers, Louis (Lola) Holtschlag, Ken (Terri) Holtschlag, and Pete (Kathy) Holtschlag of Quincy; George (Mary Pat) Holtschlag of Round Oak, Ga.; and Steve (Debbie) Holtschlag of O'Fallon, Mo.; five sisters, Mary Miller, Helen Jansen, Ceil (Les) Duesterhaus, and Delores Ringenberg of Quincy, and Alice (Dick) Mast of Normal; Evelyn's sister, Linda Fennell (Jim Sheffield) of Quincy, and her two brothers, Ronnie (Pam) Bowen of Barry and Curt (Mary) Bowen of Wylie, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Carol Holtschlag; a brother, Thomas Holtschlag; his parents-in-law, Jim and Hazel Bowen; and two brothers-in-law, Russ Jansen and Bill Fennell.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by Monsignor Michael Kuse. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery with military honors. Memorials are suggested to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

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From:
Cathy Griffith
Barry, IL
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I'm very sorry for your loss. Evelyn, you and your family will be in my prayers
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Dick McKinney
Quincy, IL
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I was very sorry to hear of LeRoy's passing. LeRoy and I went to St.Mary's and Christian Brothers together. He was a good man and will be missed dearly.
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annieb & greg johnson
ashburn, VA
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially you, Evelyn. May the wonderful memories you shared keep your heart warm. anniebngreg
From:
Elsie DiBella
Acton, MA
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Sarah - so sorry for your loss. My thoughts an prayers go out to you and your family in this difficult time

Elsie
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Mark Schuering
Quincy, IL
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My sincere condolences. There was no greater advocate for children then Leroy. His work positively impacted the lives of so many young persons. Leroy was a great example to other DCFS workers and those of us working in the courts on how to care and provide for those children in the Juvenile System.
RIP Leroy.
From:
Larry Bugh
Quincy, IL
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Our prayers go out to you all for your loss. In this time of sorrow please remember he is in a greater place then we can comprehend.
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kay sanders eberle
quincy, IL
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Dearest Evelyn and family, I loved Leroy...everybody loved Leroy. When I started my career at DCFS Leroy was my mentor and we traveled to Pike County daily for a long time till he felt I was able to be turned out on my own. The very first time was a sex abuse case and I was so naïve...Leroy was a pro and I have a lot to be greatful for that I got to learn the ins and outs under his wing. There was always a joke and good times when he was around. He will be greatly missed by many. God bless you and your children....He was one of a kind...no one like him. So glad our paths crossed!
From:
Nan and Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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So sorry to hear that "Beaver" has left us. Our sympathies and prayers to all the families.
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Annie Holtschlag
Laredo, TX
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We extend to you our most heartfelt sorrow and condolences.