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.