Dennis D. Holtzen, the son of Ellen (Carpenter) and Herman Holtzen, was born February 25, 1941 at Aurora, Nebraska. He departed this life on Monday, August 3, 2020 at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud, Nebraska at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 5 days.
Dennis grew up in the Aurora community and received his formal education attending the Aurora schools. A veteran of the Armed Forces, he served with the United States Army. Dennis farmed in the Aurora area. He possessed a passion and skill in working with large animals and worked for a time with the Aurora Veterinary Clinic. For a number of years Dennis was employed with Fonner Park and the race track in Grand Island. He later moved to the Red Cloud area with he farmed and ranched. He was united in marriage with Elaine Talkington on September 11, 1971 in Missouri. They continued to live on the farm southwest of Red Cloud where he was a stockman and farmer. Dennis was particularly adept at working with horses.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Ellen and Herman Holtzen; a brother, Larry Holtzen; sister-in-law, Joy Holtzen and a brother-in-law, Herman Schuett.
Left to treasure his memory are his wife, Elaine Holtzen; a sister, Ilene Schuett of Chapman, Nebraska; brothers, Jim Holtzen and wife Grace of Aurora, Nebraska; Joe Holtzen and wife Judi of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Gerald Holtzen of Aurora, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Sharon Nunnenkamp and husband Bob of Aurora, Nebraska; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Monday, 10:30 am, August 17, 2020 at the Assembly of God Church in Red Cloud with Rev. Steve Wilson officiating. Interment was at the Walnut Creek Cemetery at Inavale.
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Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
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