Date of death: 2/23/2018

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1958

Kenneth H. Holzmeyer, 85, of Fort Branch, IN, Passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. He was born on April 8, 1932, in Fort Branch, IN to John and Carrie Holzmeyer.Kenneth was raised in Fort Branch, where he graduated from Fort Branch High School in 1050. He was joined in matrimony to Theresa Ann (Elpers) Holzmeyer on April 6, 1953. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Kenneth worked for Chrysler Corporation until its closure in 1959. He was a poultry farmer for nearly 20 years, and began his third career as a wood craftsman, selling his creations at craft shows throughout the Midwest. Kenneth was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church and in 2008, was the recipient of the Brute Award for his service to the church. His greatest pride and joy was his children and grandchildren, and he was always ready to see one of their activities, or sitting around the table playing cards or games with them.Kenneth was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 50 years, Theresa Ann, his parents, John and Carrie Holzmeyer, his daughter, Karen Georges, and his sister, Marjorie Preske.Kenneth is survived by three daughters, Brenda (Tom) Webster of Evansville, IN, Marilou (Ken) Morgan of Fishers, IN, Carol Goedde of Owensboro, KY, by 6 sons, Keith (Sandy) Holzmeyer of Chandler, IN, Mark (Kathy) Holzmeyer of Haubstadt, IN, Eric (Lisa) Holzmeyer of Haubstadt, IN, Lloyd (Kelly) Holzmeyer of Florissant, MO., Micheal (Summer) Holzmeyer of Bloomfield, IN, and Chad (Shari) Holzmeyer ofNewburgh, IN, his son-in-law Rick Georges of Oakland City, IN, his brother Darwin Holzmeyer of Rockford, IL, twenty-five grandchildren and ten great garnd-children.