Holtz, Elaine Charlotte, Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away Friday, March 25, 2011 at Covenant Healthcare. Age 85 years. Elaine Charlotte Holtz was born October 16, 1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late John and Norma (Schmidt) Krebs. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Rev. Robert (Woody) Holtz. Elaine was a warm, giving, Christian person. She was a dedicated Pastor’s wife, helping him to serve for 47 years in congregations in Flint, Toledo, Ohio, Freeland and also at Michigan Lutheran Seminary. She was a wonderful and kind mother who loved her children, her church activities, sports, sweets and most of all family times. Surviving are her children, Hogey and Janet Holtz; Philip Holtz, Terry and Susan Flynn, all of Saginaw; Daniel Holtz, Bridgeport, MI; her grandchildren, Rev. Matt and Amy Holtz, Prairie Du Chien, WI; Rev. Harmon and Michelle Lewis, Mobile, AL; Mark Holtz and his fiancé, Amanda, Ann Arbor, MI; eight great grandchildren; Her loving Wisconsin family, a brother and sister-in-law, Otis and Carol Krebs; her God-daughter and niece, Jennifer and Aaron Friske; a niece, Julie and Steve Eggert; several great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, parents and a daughter, Ellen. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Court and Bond Sts. Rev. Carl T. Otto will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday and then at the Church from noon Tuesday until the time of the funeral service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Michigan Lutheran Seminary or Community Village of Saginaw. You will be missed by all of us, Mom. Rest well in God’s loving arms. www.casefuneralhome.com