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Richard E. Von Holzen

07/31/1948 - 03/28/2020

It is with heavy hearts we announce, Richard E. Von Holzen, 71, passed on Saturday March 28, 2020, peacefully at his home in Pearson, WI with loved ones, following a courageous battle with Mesothelioma.

He was born in Ashland, WI, on July 31, 1948, to the late Erwin and Marian Von Holzen. After moving to Arpin, WI and eventually settling in Winneconne, WI Richard graduated from Winneconne High School in 1966. He joined the United States Navy in January 1968 and proudly served his country until February of 1971. While in the Navy Richard married the love of his life, Cindy on March 1, 1969. After his service they moved to Oshkosh, WI where he worked for his family business, Von Holzen Dairy, with his parents and brother where he worked for 27 years. Richard also ran a small business at this time polishing car parts for custom car builds. He and Cindy also owned The Country Inn in Pickerel, WI and retired to the area a short time ago.

Richard will be remembered by friends as a no-nonsense great guy, that would help you out in any way he could. He will be remembered by family as a hard worker and loving big brother and proud grandpa. To his wife and boys, he will be remembered as their world, the rock that we built our lives on and the example of a father, provider and especially husband that his sons could learn to be. Richard enjoyed cutting wood, racing cars and watching racing. Most weekends were spent as a family going to car shows and swap meets, snowmobiling or polishing car parts in the garage.

Richard is survived by his spouse of 51 years, Cindy Von Holzen; their two sons, Richard (Darcey) and Robert (Nicole) Von Holzen; four beautiful grandchildren, Bryce, Jena, Ethan and Liliana. He is also survived by two siblings, Dennis (Julie) Von Holzen and Diane (Mike) Phillips; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, Marian and Erwin Von Holzen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harry and Patricia Flood; and a nephew, Daniel R. Phillips  

A private ceremony will be held at Mueller Funeral Home, Winneconne, and burial with military honors will take place at Lake View Memorial Park, Oshkosh. Due to the current conditions a public celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Tim Hewitt wrote on April 12, 2020
Cindy and families sorry for the loss Dick May he Rest In Peace Tim Hewitt 67

Peter and Julie Yost wrote on April 9, 2020
Our deepest sympathies on your loss.

Dennis and Jeanne Luebke wrote on April 4, 2020
Our sincere sympathy to all!!!! A special person will be missed!!!! Hugs!!!

Barb (Mongan) Davis wrote on April 3, 2020
To Diane & family: So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Ron and Patti Pomasl wrote on April 3, 2020
Cindy and family so very sorry to hear of Dick’ s passing. Thinking of you and sending prayers of comfort your way.

Mike and Mary Meisel wrote on April 2, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Stan & Janet Leach wrote on April 1, 2020
Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy in this time of your loss!

John and Gretchen Tolsma wrote on March 31, 2020
Heart felt condolences at such a hard time.

paula anderson wrote on March 31, 2020
No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. We are sending you love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time. Ken and Paula (" Polly")

Darlyn Jackson wrote on March 31, 2020
So very sad to lose such a good friend. We will surely miss him. Cindy, you and your family are in my prayers.

Katie Roberts wrote on March 31, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I will always have fond memories of him and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Cathy St John wrote on March 30, 2020
We are with you always. Much love to you all.

Arlene Kellogg Reinert wrote on March 30, 2020
Fly High

Rick & Linda Reinke wrote on March 30, 2020
We would see them out from time to time. We will miss him.

Jerald Brewer wrote on March 30, 2020
Will missed but not forgotten

Claudia Clark wrote on March 30, 2020
So sorry for your loss Cindy and family. Dick was a great guy that I will never forget. I've had him in my prayers ever since he got sick and now he is a angle looking down on all of us.

Connie Nock wrote on March 30, 2020
Always enjoyed our visits with you and Dick at your kitchen counter at your Oshkosh home. Great man, husband, father and friend. ..... And could empty a milk truck in 4 hours do he said. ... You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Elly Bostwick wrote on March 30, 2020
Oh dear Cindy and family, words cannot express how sad I feel for you all! I know how proud he was of his family. I have some great memories of working for and with him and Cindy as well. We had some great St. Patty’s Day times with all of the families there. He will be missed. Lots of thoughts and prayers for you all!