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John Holzem Obituary

John J. Holzem
John J. Holzem

March 3, 1955 - December 3, 2017
Born in Wausau, Wis.
Resided in Eau Claire, Wis.


John J. Holzem 62, Eau Claire, died unexpectedly Sunday December 3, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, WI. He was born March 3, 1955 in Wausau, the son of the late Donald and Phyllis (Glasel) Holzem.
John was able to lead a fulfilling life because of the advocacy of his father Donald Holzem and his guardian Dennis Holzem; along with the assistance of The Arc Eau Claire and Aurora Residential Services. John loved his mother’s home cooked meals. He enjoyed a lifelong hobby of collecting bottle caps and aluminum tabs; counting them and stringing them proudly on lanyards. He also enjoyed building with Legos, watching the Green Bay Packers and Brewers games, Western movies and listening to country music. Most of all he loved spending time with his family. John leaves behind many wonderful caregivers that provided love and support that enhanced his quality of life.
Survivors include his siblings, his devoted guardian Dennis (Sally) Holzem, Schofield, Theresa (David Milbradt) Holzem, Madison, William (Lisa) Holzem, Wausau, Donna Holzem, Madison, Annie Krupnow, Coloma, Polly (Lee Cloutier) Holzem, Wausau, Jacqueline (John) Wantlin, Withee, Eddie (Jennifer) Holzem, Greenville. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
John was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Mary Claire.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Monday December 11, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce will preside. Entombment will be in Holy Angels Mausoleum, Wausau. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau, and again on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to The Arc Eau Claire or Aurora Residential Services, in care of the family.
Online condolences may be expressed at




Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home-East
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI US 54403
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home-East
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI US 54403
Sunday, December 10, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
St. Michael Catholic Church
1315 North Sixth Street
Wausau, WI US 54403
Monday, December 11, 2017
11:30 AM