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Lloyd Robert Holles

Lloyd Robert Holles passed peacefully on September 21, 2021 surrounded by his family at home in Lincoln, NE. He had just celebrated his 74th birthday.

Visitation will be Sunday 10am-8-pm, Family present 4:30pm-6:30pm at the funeral home. Rosary will be Sunday 6:30pm at Butherus Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street-Lincoln, NE. Mass of Cristian Burial will be Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:30am at St. Michael Catholic Church, 7501Yankee Woods Drive, Lincoln, NE.  Burial will take place in Granville, IA at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:00am. Military honors conducted by the Granville Veterans.  A Service will follow the burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial and service in Granville handled by Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.  Memorials are to be directed to Tabitha Hospice.    

One of those people who was “bigger than life”, Lloyd and his wife of 50 years Betty lived a life filled with the love of their six children, 20 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, traveling and enjoying life to the fullest. Lloyd loved to laugh, tell stories (sometimes over and over again) and seemingly made friends wherever he went.   

He was born on September 12, 1947 in Sheldon, IA, the son of Clarence and Leona (Robinet) Holles. He was raised in Granville, IA, graduating from Spalding Catholic High School in 1966, a school which he volunteered and served faithfully for some 40 years after he graduated. He attended Universal Trade for Mechanics in Omaha in 1967, a trade which served him well working on the family farm for decades. He enlisted in the United States Army National Guard in 1967 and served until 1973, being called to active duty from May 1968 to August of 1969.   

He married the love of his life Betty A. Reichle of Alton, IA May, 1971. After their marriage, they resided on the family farm in Granville, IA where Lloyd actively farmed and grew the farm and business successfully for nearly 40 years. Lloyd and Betty retired and moved to Lincoln, NE in 2009 to be closer to their kids and grandchildren.   

To those who loved him, Lloyd was known for his curiosity, creativeness and kindness. He enjoyed golfing and fishing with his buddies and family and developed a real gift for woodworking, evidenced by furniture he crafted for his own home. But his real passion was as a Master Griller, where he would barbeque ribs, chops and steaks for family and friends but often times for hundreds of people at church suppers and picnics.    He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus and was always volunteering for something.    

Lloyd is survived by Betty and six children, 3 boys and 3 girls: Quint (Angie) of Lawson, MO; Travis (Dawn) of Denver, CO; Bart (Joellen) of Sioux City, IA; Robin Lindsey of Tampa, FL; Sarah Madsen (Cory) of Omaha, NE, and Gina Wright (Bobby) of Des Moines, IA. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all who affectionately called him Papa. He is also survived by three sisters: Toni Rimbo (Bruce) of Lake Quivira, KS; Faye Kellen of Ames, IA and Margaurite Penning (Chuck) of Sioux City, IA and brother-in-law Warren Condon of Irvine, CA. Lloyd is also survived by sister and brother-in-laws Joyce Lancaster (Darrell) of LeMars, IA; Judy Meis (Mark) of Alton, IA, Bob Reichle (Linda) of Alton, IA as well as numerous nephews and nieces.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Carol Holles Condon and Leann Holles Hatting, brother-in-law Kevin Hatting and brother-in-law Dale Reichle.

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A candle was lit in memory of Lloyd Holles

Carol Pottebaum Oct 4 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Betty & Family, Were so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. With our Deepest Sympathy, Dave & Meredith Scott

Meredith Scott Sep 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lloyd Holles

Janet (schaa) Heilman Sep 27 2021 12:00 AM

Lloyd and Betty were our neighbors to the south. We always laughed because we lived a 1/2 mile away but could hear Lloyds voice from that distance at times He was just a larger than life person. He was so good hearted and such a fun loving person whod help anyone. You will be missed Lloyd. You walked with Jesus each day of your life. We know youll watch over all those you love. Rest In Peace friend

Deb Vortherms Sep 24 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lloyd Holles

Gail Schwarz Sep 24 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences to his family and friends in the loss of Lloyd. I hope you can find some comfort in remembering what a truly special person he was, and sharing those memories with those who also loved him.

Gail Schwarz Sep 24 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lloyd Holles

Diane Reistoffer Sep 23 2021 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.

Diane Reistoffer Sep 23 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to see the passing of Lloyd. He was always a treasure to be around. His smile was infectious. May God surround you with peace and strength during this difficult time. Wendell and Caryn Riedemann

Caryn and Wendell Riedemann Sep 23 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lloyd Holles

Peggy Sue Schaa Sep 23 2021 12:00 AM

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