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Eugene A. Holland


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Eugene A. Holland Obituary
Eugene A. Holland, 72, Washington, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Gene, son of the late William Lawrence Holland and wife Lotis, nee Bugbee, was born March 13, 1946, in Independence. On April 9, 1968, he was united in marriage to Erna Schmidt, in St. Louis County. Gene served in the U. S. Army, from 1968 to 1969 in Vietnam, obtaining the rank of sergeant. Gene earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and law enforcement from Central Missouri State University and a graduate degree in pathology from Duke University. He was employed at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Creve Coeur, in the pathology department before retiring.

Gene is survived by his wife, Erna Holland, Washington; two sons, Matthew Holland, San Diego, Calif., and Jeremy Holland and wife Sara, Washington; one sister, Lavonne Preston and husband David, Holden; three grandchildren, Ariana Holland, San Francisco, Calif., Miles Holland, San Diego, Calif., and Katherine Grady, St. Louis; two stepchildren, Michael Turner and Matthew Turner; one niece, Christina Allen; two nephews, Eric Preston and Jason Preston; and one stepbrother, Charles Strange.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Washington, Monday, May 21, at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are in care of Nieburg-Vitt Funeral Home, Washington.
Published in The Missourian on May 16, 2018
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