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Erma Christine Holzer

January 5, 1935 — August 3, 2022

Wardsville, Missouri

Erma Christine Holzer, 87, of Wardsville, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Summit Villa in Holts Summit.

She was born January 5, 1935, in Henley, Missouri, the daughter of Clarence and Freda (Frank) Lootens.

She was united in marriage on August 22, 1953, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Mary’s Home to Jerome J. Holzer who preceded her in death on May 27, 2004.

Erma worked for over 23 years for Scholastic, Inc. as a postage supervisor.  She also worked part time for the Missouri Department of Conservation as a special permit clerk.

She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville, the quilters group at St. Stanislaus, and a member of the Over 50 Club.

Erma enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking, gambling, and playing bingo.

Survivors include her children, Michael (Goldie) Holzer, Holts Summit; Norma Wieberg, Wardsville; Marvin (Sandra) Holzer, Wardsville; Gerald (Karla) Holzer, Wardsville; Velma (Michael) Bernskoetter, Wardsville; a daughter-in-law, Marsha Holzer, Jefferson City; 17 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 7 step great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Geneva Grefrath, Jefferson City; and Mary Ann Otto, Eldon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerome Holzer; a son, Alan Holzer; and a granddaughter.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, August 8, 2022, at Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville with the Rev. Msgr. David D. Cox officiating.

Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Stanislaus Catholic School.

Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City.

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Monday, August 8, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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6418 Route W, Wardsville, MO 65101

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