Raymond Leroy Holtzen died January 29, 2013 in Marble Falls, Texas. He was born October 7, 1922 in Fairmont, Oklahoma as the youngest of 13 children of John and Margaretha Holtzen.
Raymond served proudly in World War II in Europe with the U.S. First Army Signal Corp. He met Jean Betty Duncan in England during the war and they were married by proxy on September 22, 1945 and in the church on August 9, 1946.
Raymond worked as a Construction Supervisor of numerous soil conservation dams in Oklahoma.
Upon retirement Raymond and Betty moved to Lake Texoma. They were members of the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Durant, Oklahoma.
They enjoyed arts and crafts and traveled to many craft fairs selling their handmade wooden toys and crafts.
Raymond moved to Marble Falls, Texas in 2012 to be closer to his daughter Jeannette Wilson.
Raymond was predeceased by his wife, Betty and a son, David Lee Holtzen.
He is survived by his daughter, Jeannette H. Wilson & husband , Jim, of Marble Falls, Texas; son ,Colin Ray Holtzen & wife Tracey, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; grandson, Jason Ray Holtzen & wife ,Amanda and great granddaughter, Quinn, all of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Memorial service will be held on February 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1524 W. Main St., Durant, Oklahoma. Memorials to the American Heart Association in memory of Raymond would be appreciated.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls.