F. "Butch" Holtshouser, 68, of 1125 S. 14th Street, Quincy, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday (March 19, 2014) in his home.
Butch was born Sept. 10, 1945, in Quincy, a son of Richard "Shorty" and Leona Faye Dooley Holtshouser.
He married Marjorie Heck on Dec. 22, 1966. She died on April 21, 2004. He married Kathy Myers on March 15, 2013, in Quincy, and she survives.
Butch was an A.S.E. certified parts-pro at Auto Zone until his retirement. He was a 1962 graduate of Quincy High School, and he also attended technical school.
He served his country in the 101st Infantry of the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam War
. He was stationed in Germany during his service time.
Butch was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved cars and in his younger years, he enjoyed drag racing.
His survivors include his wife, Kathy; his two children, Linda (David) French and Raymond E. Holtshouser, all of Quincy; three stepsons, Daryl, Pete and Christopher, all of Quincy; three grandchildren, Ashley, Janelle and Mason Holtshouser; three stepgrandchildren, Andrew, Jonah and Chase Gordon; two great-grandchildren, Baryden and Jayce Holtshouser; a sister, Linda Kane; and a brother, Ronnie (Jean) Holtshouser; and several nieces and nephews.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marjorie; and two brothers-in-law, Michael Karhoff and William Heck.
SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. The Rev. Dennis Thomas will be conducting. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post No. 37 and the Illinois National Guard Burial Detail.
VISITATION: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.