Hubert Henry Holtermann

10/11/1921 - 11/14/2015 Obituary
Hubert Henry Holtermann Obituary
Hubert Henry Holtermann entered into rest on November 14, 2015 in Wasco, CA. He was born in Bakersfield, CA on October 11, 1921, to Stephen and Catharina Holtermann. The Holtermann family has farmed in Wasco since the early 1900's, but moved to Tehachapi in 1935 due to a family illness. Hubert met Ethel Yates during high school in Tehachapi. He graduated in 1939 from Tehachapi High School and the day after Ethel's graduation they were married. Hubert joined the Army and Ethel followed Hubert while he was stationed in the United States. Hubert was part of the D-day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. When he returned home after WW II, he and Ethel started farming in Wasco.
Hubert was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, daughter, Ann Spanel, parents, and 5 brothers. He is survived by, his daughter, Elaine Culbertson (Steve) of Napa, and son Tim (Karen) of Wasco, and sister-in-law, Esther Holtermann of Merced. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Hubert was a devoted member of St. John the Evangelist Church Parish in Wasco and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a Charter member of Wasco VFW Post # 6742. Hubert served on many boards representing farming and his community, including CALCOT, Cal Bean and Grain, Central Valley Almond Association, Growers Cooperative Gin, Wasco Housing Authority, and Wasco Utility Commission. In addition, he enjoyed his time with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Hubert and Ethel traveled extensively throughout the United States and to many countries of the world especially Europe and the South Pacific.
Hubert was the true patriarch of the family. He will be truly missed by one and all. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Holtermann Family Scholarship through Wasco Community Scholarship or the Kern County Honor Flight.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at Peters Funeral Home in Wasco on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. John the Evangelist Church in Wasco on Saturday, November 21, 2012 at 10 am. Please send condolences to the family and sign Hubert's guest book at
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 19, 2015
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