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Edward Carl Holtz

February 7, 1931 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 89)

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Edward Carl Holtz, age 89, of Swanton, Ohio, died Thursday evening, November 19, 2020 at Swanton Valley Care Center.  He was born February 7, 1931 in Adrian, Michigan to Morris and Denise (Herchelbout) Holtz.  After graduation, Edward enlisted in the United States Army and was a Korean War Veteran and retired as an Army Reservist. Edward was also a Purple Heart recipient.  He married Darla Mae Petrucha on October 9, 1965 in Toledo, Ohio.                                               

Edward worked as a draftsman in the Toledo area for 31 years, retiring in 1991.  He was a 1949 graduate of Macomber Vocational High School. He was an avid University of Michigan Football as well as the Detroit Red Wings fan.  He mostly enjoyed spending time with his family.

Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Darla; daughter, Dawn (Jim) Carpenter and son, Matthew (Lisa) Holtz;  grandchildren, Courtney and Kyle Carpenter and Elizabeth and Joshua Holtz;  great-grandchildren, Lilli Carpenter and Avayla and Hayden Carrisalez; sister-in-law, Carol (Norman) Knaur and many nieces and nephews.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruth Vagt and brother, Louis Holtz.

A memorial gathering will be held Tuesday, November 24th from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. A private graveside service at Shiloh Cemetery in Delta will follow.   

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.                                  



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November 24, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
204 Chestnut Street
Swanton, OH 43558
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Funeral Service
November 24, 2020

1:00 PM
Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
204 Chestnut Street
Swanton, OH 43558
Guaranteed delivery before the Funeral Service begins


Hospice of Northwest Ohio
30000 East River Road, Perrysburg OH 43551

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