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Edward Holzwart passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, surrounded by family. He was born Dec. 3, 1922 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to John and Marie Holzwart. He was a fun and loving brother to Fritz, Johnny, Esther, Lydia, Ruben and George.
During World War II, Ed served his country in New Guinea, Southern Philippines as an armament chief in the 550th Night Fighter Squadron. He served his country along with four of his siblings. Upon returning to the States, his fondest memory was his first sight of the United States flag flying in the wind. After his discharge in Jan. 1946, he moved to California.
Ed was blessed with five children, Jan (Jim McBride) of Kuna, ID, Jody (Mike Teresa) of Kuna, ID, Ed (Bonnie) of Salinas, Terry (Jim Hewitt) of Boise, ID and Ted (Kathleen) of Groveland; as well as 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sister, Lydia of San Luis Obispo and sisters-in-law, Naomi Holzwart of Sheboygan, WI and Carol Holzwart of Cleveland, WI.
He was a wonderful father and was known as "coach" to many in the neighborhood. He was very active with Little League and Pop Warner Football. The family enjoyed camping, boating, skiing and outdoor activities. He worked 30 years as a tax assessor in Monterey County. He loved working with the many farmers in the Salinas Valley.
He leaves behind a wealth of family and a life time of friendships. He was a man of strong morals, kindness and had a very strong work ethic which was appreciated by his family. He was full of stories and loved to laugh. He always quoted and lived by the golden rule, "Treat others the way you would want to be treated." If you ever needed a dollar, he would give you two. A generous man who loved life and his family will be remembered by all who knew him.
We will miss you Dad.
A Funeral service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel.
Burial with military honors from the United State Air Force will be held in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise.
An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com
Nampa Funeral Home Yraguen Chapel
415 12th Avenue South Nampa, ID 83651
Published in The Salinas Californian on Aug. 13, 2014