Brian Holtz Obituary

Brian  Holtz
Brian Holtz
Brian Holtz

October 22, 2019
Born in Des Moines
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Brian Holtz, 67, passed away in his Des Moines home Tuesday, October 22, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave, Des Moines.

Brian was born in Des Moines July 18, 1952 to Earl and Jean (Wolfkill) Holtz. He graduated from Hoover High in 1970 and entered the Air Force shortly after. Brian served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged and returned home after the death of his mother and became a Deputy at the Polk County Sheriff, where he worked for 30 years, until his retirement in 2005. Brian met Connie Mochamer in 1973 and they were married June 26, 1976. Brian and Connie lived in Des Moines where they raised their two children, Chad and Megan. Brian enjoyed his work and passion of music so much he started the Brian Holtz Band in 2011. He also worked as an overnight DJ at KFMG radio where he would play and talk about the music he loved.

Brian is survived by his wife Connie Holtz; son, Chad Holtz; daughter, Megan Holtz; granddaughter, Avery Holtz; grandson, Thomas Baumert all of Des Moines; and a sister, Carolyn Johnston of Adel, IA.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Tom Holtz and parents.

Memorial contributions for a future memorial in Brian's name may be sent to the Holtz Family, c/o Westover Funeral Home, 6337 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA, 50322. Online condolences will be welcomed at





Celebration of Life
Gas Lamp
1501 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Sunday, November 24, 2019
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