WOODSTOCK – Barbara A. Holtzee, 70, of Woodstock, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Florence Nursing Home in Marengo surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Sept. 23, 1942, in Detroit, Mich., to Herbert and Alice (White) Ellis. She married Raymond G. Holtzee on Jan. 24, 1964, in Park Ridge.
Barbara was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Woodstock. Along with Deborah Schoepke, Barbara was a co-founder of the Mothers with Twins Club called "Double Dilemma."
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and making jewelry. She was also an avid NASCAR fan. She sang in many church choirs throughout the years. Most of all, Barbara loved helping others, and spending time with her loving family.
She is survived by her son, Thomas (Jenny) Holtzee; four daughters, Bonnie (John) Becker, Alice (Michael) Wilson, Brenda Holtzee and Christi (Kevin) Rhodes; six grandchildren, Brittney (Tony) Lopez, Dustin Becker, Marty Becker, Austin Holtzee, Angelina Holtzee and Vera Atkinson; two great-grandchildren, Bowen Lopez and Addison Lopez; her stepmother, Lucille Ellis; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond G. Holtzee, on Sept. 29, 1997; and her parents.
A memorial gathering will be from 3 p.m. until the memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at First United Methodist Church, 201 W. South St., in Woodstock. All other services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for designation at a later date.
For information, call Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710.