Virgil Holman

Nov 7, 2019
Holman, Virgil



4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Monday, November 11, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo


A private family burial will take place at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Waterloo


May be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.


Virgil Holman, 96, of Waterloo, died Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

He was born September 3, 1923, in Quasqueton, son of Charlie C. and Bertha Gipe Holman. In 1949, he married Betty Jean Hanzlik in Waterloo; she preceded him in death September 26, 1995.

Virgil worked at Rath Packing for 23 years as a stamper until his retirement in 1975.

He attended Hammond Avenue Brethren Church and loved spending his time fishing, hunting, and camping.

Virgil is survived by two sons, Larry Holman of Nashville‚ TN, and David (Mary) Holman of Waterloo; daughter, Vendetta (Patrick) Dressel of McMinnville‚ TN; four grandchildren, Jamie (Elizabeth) Dressel of Sun Prairie‚ WI, Matt Dressel of McMinnville, Mark Simmons, and Don (Brenda) Simmons both of Waterloo; and one great-grandchild, Jacob Simmons.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, Ray, Gerald & Charlie Holman; and six sisters Laurel Neff, Mildred Maire, Bernice Holman, Virgie Johnson, Lucille Herold, and one in infancy.

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  1. Ted and Nancy Gray | Nov 15, 2019

    Dear Holman Family: Vendetta Pat Larry and David you have our heartfelt sympathies we are saddened to hear of your father Virgils passing... and sadly heard after the visitation had passed. We want you all to know had we known we would have been there to support you it would have been marvelous to see each of you again and share with you some memories and our admiration for days passed during our childhood. We send our love to all of you and thank you for so many memories of fun days we treasure... Mom sure loved Betty and Virgil they were always so kind to her and so friendly to be around I recall Mom laughing a lot when Betty and she shared their daily coffee together it was always good to hear them laugh.  We trust you all are doing well and life is treating you good. May the Lord comfort you now and in the days ahead...Until we meet again in that great blessed Home above with our Lord.....

    Ted and Nancy DeSerano Gray 

  2. Judy Rinnels | Nov 13, 2019
    Im so sorry about your loss of your Dad I know he loved you all so much and was    Very proud of you all. I know how much    he loved and missed your mom when she passed. I loved to learn about cars and     gardening from him he used to make me  laugh. He always treated me like family.   He will always have a place in my heart    and be known as uncle Virgil.                   Judy Holman - Rinnels Waverly Iowa 
  3. Bob/Rose Otters | Nov 10, 2019
    Our deepest sympathy to Virgil's family.

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