Dorothy Jean Holzhausen (93) of Effingham


Published on March 7 2017 8:12 am

Dorothy Jean Holzhausen, 93, of Effingham died at 3:05pm Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Friday, March 10 at Neal Funeral Home in Louisville with burial in Oskaloosa Cemetery, Louisville. Visitation will be from 6-8pm Wednesday. Memorials to Crossroads Free-Will Baptist Church in Effingham or the donor's choice.

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Dorothy was born May 6, 1923 in Douglas County, IL, the daughter of the late Clarence Pickel and the late Rose Ella (Sapp) Pickel. On October 13, 1941 she was united in marriage to John "Johnnie" Henry Holzhausen in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death on May 11, 1998. She enjoyed her time as a homemaker and attended Meacham Baptist Church and was a member of Crossroads Freewill Baptist Church in Effingham.

She leaves to mourn her passing, sons, Kenneth Dale (Vicki) Holzhausen of Waggoner, IL, Chris Eugene Holzhausen of Peoria, IL, Robert Glen (Judy) Holzhausen of Mooresville, NC, Jimmy Allen (Connie) Holzhausen of Franklin, IN, Darrell Lee (Linda) Holzhausen of Philo, IL, Johnnie "Galen" (Susan) Holzhausen of Bluford, GA; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Johnnie, an infant son David Scott Holzhausen who passed in 1966, brothers Floyd Raleigh and Paul Pickel, and sisters Viola, Grace, Nellie, Audrey, Mabel, Vera Allene, Mildred and Violet.