Carl W. Holz, age 58, of Faribault, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at home with his wife by his side after a courageous fight against pancreatic cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault. Interment will be at the St. Lawrence Cemetery in Faribault.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home, 1725 Lyndale Ave. N, Faribault, and for one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church.
Carl was born April 15, 1961, in Northfield, the son of Elmer and Arlene (Hemmelman) Holz. He was united in marriage to Rose Hoisington on Aug. 27, 1983. Together, they were married for 36 years and shared many incredible memories and loving moments. Carl's love and passion was shown through his work as a mechanic. He spent 17 years with ABC Bus Inc. in Faribault. Followed by the last seven years working for Northfield Lines Inc. as a mechanic with the passion for teaching others.
Carl was known for his willingness to help others. He spent his years helping family, friends and even strangers whenever he was called. He loved the sound of a chainsaw as he and friends cut and split wood every fall. He spent every day in his garage, where he fixed, broke and fixed again anything he could. Carl could make something out of any "junk" he found. He knew how to put a smile on anyone's face with a quick one-liner or remark. Carl and Rose found themselves spending 20 years with friends that became family at Shades of Sherwood Campground in Zumbrota. He cherished the people he met, the memories he made, and the bonds no one will ever forget. He loved most, the moments with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Carl is survived by his wife of 36 years, Rose Holz (Hoisington), and his children, Melissa Holz (John Carlson) of Hastings, David Holz (Amber Tesch) of Faribault, Ben Holz (Angela Taylor) of Faribault and Elizabeth Holz (Derek Klotter) of Farmington. His love continues through his six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Gracelyn, Aubree, Colson, Jack and Cody. He is also survived by his siblings, Diane (Loren) Bangert of Nerstrand, June (Dennis) Wilson of West Concord, Ellen (Jim) Klennert of Lake City, Elmer Jr. (Lisa) Holz of Glenville and Joyce (Bob) Klennert of Zumbro Falls; as well as many nieces, nephews and special friends.
He will be welcomed in heaven by his parents, Elmer and Arlene Holz; grandchild, Skylar Ray; mother-in-law, Frances Hoisington; and father-in-law, Robert Hoisington; sister-in-law, Irene Holz; nephew, Matthew Caron; and niece, Lisa Klennert.
A special thank you to Moments Hospice, especially, Angela, Jennifer and Mariah, for your love, kindness and support.
We encourage friends and family to wear flannel in honor of Carl.
For online condolences and further information, please visit www.ParkerKohlFuneralHome.com.