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Leroy Edward Holtz

August 7, 1925 ~ May 14, 2017 (age 91)

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LeRoy E. Holtz, 91, of Villa Park, CA. passed away May 14, 2017, in Garden Grove, CA.  LeRoy was born on Aug. 7, 1925 in Omaha.  He joined the Marines in 1942 and during the War was stationed at El Toro and Guam.  After the War, he attended the University of Omaha where he played college baseball.  After graduation and a brief stint in financing, he joined the Air Force and became an OSI agent.  He worked as an agent in Alexandra, LA, Anchorage, AK, Del Rio, TX, and Clark Air Base, Philippines, before returning to Omaha to teach ROTC at his Alma Mater.  He then spent a year in Phan Rang, Vietnam, in charge of base security.  He was awarded a bronze star for his service during the Tet offensive.  He was then stationed for two years at the Air Force Headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany, before retiring from the military.  His career continued however, as he managed the Wackenhut operation in St. Louis, MO., and later became an internal auditor for United Brands and John Morrell.  He ended his working career at Northrup overseeing security for its operations.  He was well-liked by all, known for his unique sense of humor and love of puns, and  for being a great story-teller.  He will be sorely missed.   He is survived by his two sons, John Holtz of Laramie, WY. and James Holtz of Houston, TX, his daughter-in-law Susan Wright of Houston, TX, his son-in-law Perry Prior of Villa Park, CA and by four grandchildren, William Holtz of Fort Worth, TX., Edward “Teddy” Holtz of Houston, TX, and Jennifer and Brittany Prior of Villa Park, CA.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Virginia Holtz, and his two daughters, Janet Holtz and Judy Holtz.  Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. May 24, 2017, at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont, NE.  A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on June 24, 2017, at Brown Colonial Mortuary, 207 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA.  Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P. O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. 

 Service Information

Memorial Service
June 24, 2017

10:00 AM

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