Lawrence J. Holle

Lawrence J. Holle


Lawrence J. Holle, 85, of Waymansville passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at his home.

Born May 19, 1930, in Jackson County, he was the son of Christian and Amanda Oberring Holle. On Sept. 4, 1955, at St. John’s Lutheran Church Sauers, he married Luella Benter.

In 1949, he graduated from Columbus High School, where he played football all four years. He served in the United States Army for a short time in 1955 before coming home to take over the family farm, one of the last small acreage farms in the area. He and Luella spent many years working together on the farm. He worked at the A&P Grocery stores in Columbus and Seymour. He also spent more than 40 years as a school bus driver for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.

He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Waymansville, where he was active with adult fellowship and the church choir. Lawrence also served on several church boards, the Lutheran Lake board and the Camp Lakeview board through the years.

Other survivors besides his wife of 60 years, include sisters-in-law, Mabel Pollert and Wilma Benter; brother-in-law, Bill (Verna) Benter; and a large extended family of nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Holle; sister-in-law, Harriet Holle; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church Waymansville with the Rev. John Beabout officiating. Burial will take place at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by American Legion Post 89, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925 and associates, all of Seymour.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Burkholder Funeral Chapel and from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.

Memorials can be made to Trinity Lutheran High School or St. Peter Lutheran Church.

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