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Dale E. HOLZEN

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HOLZEN, Dale E. age 81 of Merritt Island, FL died Friday, March 29, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Dayton, Ohio on June 11, 1931 to the late William and Florine Holzen. Graduating Miamisburg High School in '49 he went on Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio to major in physics. Dale served in the Army for two years in the missile program. In '56 he went to work with the AC Electronics Division and moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida in 1957 to work at Cape Kennedy on guidance systems for the Thor program. In '65 he changed career paths to stock brokerage and went to work for Dean Witter and eventually retired in the industry. He is survived by Matt Holzen, his son, of Cocoa Beach, Fl., his beloved companion, Jo Evans; former wife Nancy of Melbourne, Fl., a nephew, Tadd Holzen, of Charlotte, NC and a niece, Lori Holzen Tattersall of Philadelphia, PA. He was preceded in death by his brother David and Matt's mother and former wife Mary Ellen Kaylor. A memorial service will take place 11:00 AM at Cocoa Beach Community Church on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 hosted by Dale's family and officiated by Dr. Fred Fourie. A graveside service will begin 2:00 PM Friday, April 6, 2013 at Hillgrove Union Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio from Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home. His wishes were that donations be made to Cocoa Beach Community Church or Heidelberg College in lieu of flowers. Personal condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Dale's memorial at www.gebhartschmidtparramore.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on Mar. 31, 2013
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