Carl Otto Holtman

HOLTMAN, CARL OTTO, (10/22/30 - 2/18/12) passed away in his sleep after a long battle with COPD. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, Carl lived in Evansville, IN, Atlanta, GA and was a resident of Merritt Isl. for the past 40 years. A 1948 graduate of Bosse High School in Evansville, he attended Butler University in Indianapolis and graduated with high honors from General Motors Institute of Technology (now Kettering University) in Flint, MI. He was a Korean War Veteran. Carl became a pilot at the tender age of 16 and in 1965 began a long and distinguished career with Eastern Airlines, where he rose to the rank of L1011 Captain before retiring in 1988. A devoted fan of auto racing, he was a proud member of the Rolla Vollstedt racing team that supported Janet Guthrie's successful attempt in 1977 to become the first woman to race in the Indy 500. Since retiring, Carl spent much of his time at the wheel of his RV, traveling throughout the US and Canada, making many new friends and sharing great adventures with his wife, Nancy. He truly lived a wonderful life. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Nancy Apple, his daughters, Janelle
Holtman, Jenifer Enright, Jeanne Raymond, his sons-in-law, Patrick Enright and Jon Raymond, his 6 grandchildren, Jessica, Sarah,
Laurel, Devin, Ciara, Cory and the hundreds of dear friends that he made over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Wuesthoff Hospice House, Rockledge, FL or to a charity of your choosing. Per his request, no services are planned.

Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Feb. 20, 2012