Robert Holz, Sr. Obituary

Robert F. Holz, Sr.
Robert Holz, Sr.
Robert F. Holz, Sr.

March 31, 1919 - August 11, 2007
Born in Dubuque, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Robert F. Holz, Sr. 88, of Des Moines died Saturday night, August 11, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Bob was born in Dubuque on March 31, 1919. On October 3, 1940, he married Dolores (Laurie) Sigwarth in Dubuque. They had three sons, Bob Jr. (Sharon) of Des Moines, Cary (Jan) of Burnsville, Minnesota, and Chuck (Mary) of Nipomo, California. Cary died in 2004.

Bob was proud of his service in World War II, serving in the Navy aboard an LST in the Pacific Theatre.

He was the manager of Rhomberg Furs in Dubuque for nearly twenty-five years before he moved to Des Moines in 1963 to become manager of the Younkers fur departments. He retired from Younkers in 1984. Since then he followed the activities of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, played golf until a number of years ago, played bridge on Wednesdays until he went into the hospital and faithfully cheered on his lifetime favorite Cubs, watching or listening to most games.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Bill of Arizona and Carl of California as well as his son Cary. He is survived by his wife and two sons, grandchildren Christi (Mike) Emerson of West Des Moines, Kim (Jeff) Johnson of Boone, Jim (Missy) Holz of Dubuque, Cathy (Dale) Brown of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Tom Holz, living in Vietnam, Ted (Jodi) Holz of Pensacola, Florida, Sarah (Shawn) Vanderbeck of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Charlie Holz of Los Osos, California and thirteen great-grandchildren as well as his sister Virginia (Sis) Spechtenhauser of Oregon.

Friends may call at Iles Funeral Homes-Dunn's Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15 where there will be a vigil service at 7 p.m. The funeral will be at St. Augustin Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 16. Burial will follow immediately in Glendale Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to Bishop Drumm Care Center or to St. Augustin Catholic Church.


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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, August 16, 2007
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, August 16, 2007


St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312