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Barbara A. Holtzee

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Barbara A. Holtzee, 70, Woodstock, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Florence Nursing Home, Marengo, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Sept. 23, 1942, in Detroit to Herbert and Alice (White) Ellis. On Jan. 24, 1964, she married Raymond G. Holtzee in Park Ridge.

She was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Woodstock and sang in many church choirs throughout the years. 

She was co-founder with Deborah Schoepke of the Mothers with Twins Club, “Double Dilemma,” and she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and making jewelry.  

She also was an avid NASCAR fan. Most of all, she loved helping others and spending time with her family.

Survivors include a son, Thomas (Jenny) Holtzee; four daughters, Bonnie (John) Becker, Alice (Michael) Wilson, Brenda Holtzee and Christi (Kevin) Rhodes; six grandchildren, Brittney (Tony) Lopez, Dustin Becker, Marty Becker, Austin Holtzee, Angelina Holtzee and Vera Atkinson; two great-grandchildren, Bowen and Addison Lopez; a stepmother, Lucille Ellis; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sept. 29, 1997, and her parents.

A memorial gathering and the funeral were Feb. 28 at First United Methodist Church, Woodstock.  All other services were private. Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney, Funeral Home, Woodstock. Memorials can be sent to the family for designation at a later date.

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