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Donald "Don" Holtschlag

Donald "Don" Holtschlag

Donald "Don" Holtschlag, age 94, of Curtis Creek, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Good Samaritan Home. He was born on July 11, 1924 in Quincy, the son of Lawrence and Margaret (Karch) Holtschlag. Don married Caroline (Heckle) Holtschlag on February 22, 1949 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Quincy. She preceded him in death on August 3, 2009.

Don served his country in the Army Quarter Master Transportation Corp for the Air Force in the CBI Theater from 1943-1946.

He was the supervisor of quality control at Gardner Denver from 1948 until his retirement in 1986.

He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, previously of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Don was a former member of the Machinist Union, Holy Name Society at St. Boniface Church, Knights of Columbus, PTA for St. Boniface and Notre Dame Schools, and coached CYO volleyball for St. Boniface Grade School, and helped found the Curtis Creek R.O.M.E.O.'s.

Don is survived by one daughter, Donna Druffel of Wells, MN; seven grandchildren: Jennifer (Sean) Rockwell, Matthew (Kara) Druffel, Mark Druffel, Joe "Gus" Druffel, Dr. Benjamin Druffel, David (Amanda) Druffel and Elizabeth (Brandon) Druffel and four great-grandchildren: Braedon, Samantha, Alison, Aaron and one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a daughter, Vicky Holtschlag, a son-in-law, Michael Druffel, a brother Lester Holtschlag, and a sister Lucille Sippel.

"And that's all there is to it, as far as that part of it is concerned."

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with Rev. Chris Comerford as Celebrant. Interment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church. Memorials are suggested to Blessed Sacrament Church.

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Nancy Myers
St. Louis, MO
I am so sorry for your loss. He never failed to make me laugh.
Veronica Luzzi
Beaverton, OR
My deepest condolences. May the fun memories help you overcome your loss.
Sandy Freiburg
St. Louis, Mo, MO
I remember you parents so well as warm and friendly when seeing them in Church and friends to my parents. prayers sent your way. Sandy