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Kathryn "Dolly" Holthaus

July 7, 1939 — September 4, 2021

Kathryn C. “Dolly” Holthaus, age 82, of Beckemeyer passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born in Breese on July 7, 1939, the daughter of Louis and Celia (Kampwerth) Holthaus.

Dolly is survived by her siblings Edward Holthaus and wife Edna of Carlyle, Paul Holthaus and wife Lois of Breese, Julius Holthaus and wife Kathy of Beckemeyer, Louis Holthaus and wife Linda of Beckemeyer, Elmer Holthaus of Beckemeyer, and Virgil Holthaus and wife Peggy of Beckemeyer; brother-in-law, Gene Bruggemann; sister-in-law, Gertrude Holthaus; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and siblings: Robert Holthaus in infancy, Florence Hammer, Betty Bruggemann, Vic Holthaus, Rich Holthaus, Andy Holthaus, and Lucille Holthaus; brother-in-law, Clarence Hammer.

Dolly was a member of St. Anthony Parish in Beckemeyer and a member of the Holthaus-Kampwerth American Legion Post 1227 Ladies Auxiliary. She worked for Interco Insurance for more than 20 years before retiring. She enjoyed going to the casino and playing cards, especially pinochle with her family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 10, 2021 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Beckemeyer with Fr. Chuck Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Beckemeyer.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 9:00 until 10:45 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Beckemeyer. All in attendance at church will be required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

Memorials in memory of Dolly are suggested to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and will be received at Nordike Funeral Home, 740 Fairfax Street, Carlyle, IL 62231.
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