Howard Gustav Holle, 90, of Hoyleton, passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Washington County Hospital in Nashville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton, with the Rev. Joshua Theilen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to his church, Washington County Hospital, Juvenile Diabetes Fund or KFUO. Styninger Funeral Chapel in Hoyleton is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.styningerfuneralhomes.com.
He was born on Sept. 23, 1922, in Hoyleton, the son of Theodore and Emilie Bruhn Holle. He married Beulah Spenner on July 1, 1945, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton.
Mr. Holle farmed in the Hoyleton area his entire life. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton, where he held several offices, including elder, trustee and school board member. He was a member of the Washington County Farm Bureau, served 18 years on the Washington County ASCS committee and loved to travel. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Nashville Hornet basketball.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years. Also surviving are three sons, Larry (Mary) Holle of Stewardson, Darrel (Connie) Holle and Nathan (Debbie) Holle, both of Hoyleton; a daughter Carolyn (John) Bradford of Collinsville; eight grandchildren, Brandon (Kate) Holle of Fishers, Ind., Derek Holle of Glen Carbon, Krista (Chris) Baucom of Ballwin, Mo., Shana (Kenny) Kozuszek and Corrine (Lucas) Moeller, both of Nashville, Donovan, Devin and Jane Holle of Hoyleton; seven great-grandchildren; Audrey Holle, Kylie Kozuszek, Seldon Kozuszek, Bradford Baucom, Matthew Baucom, Harper Moeller and Lennon Moeller; seven sisters- and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Jones, Gertie Holle, Loretta Eickmeyer, Janet (Eugene) Klie, Judi (John) Lawson, Carolyn Spenner and Fran Kincaid, along with numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Ryan Darrel Holle; brothers-in-law, Roy Spenner, Bob Spenner, Vernon Spenner, Ralph Spenner, Kenny Fusselman, Paul Huge, Leroy Jones and Kenny Eickmeyer; Sisters-in-law, Maxine Spenner and Irene Fusselman.