Don Theodore Holzhauser, 76, of Jefferson City, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at his home.

He was born on July 30, 1941 in Fulton, the son of the late Richard T. Holzhauser and the late Olive Merle (Burre) Holzhauser.

Don was united in marriage to Merrilee J. (Curry) Holzhauser.  She survives his passing.

Don proudly retired from the United States Air Force after serving his country for 20 years, including time during the Vietnam War.  He attained the rank of Master Sargent.  A talented artist, he enjoyed oil painting.  Don was an avid golfer.  He made a hole-in-one on his 73rd birthday.  He loved all animals, especially his dogs.  Don was good with his hands and enjoyed remodeling his homes.

Those remaining to mourn his passing include his wife, Merrilee of Jefferson City; daughter, Kimberly Ann Holzhauser (Ricki Ryder) of Fresno, Ca., step-daughter Diane Goodman (Terry) of Ky. and their mother, Flora Elizabeth Holzhauser of Victorville, Ca.; brother, Ronald Holzhauser (Judy) of Jefferson City; aunt and uncle, John and Lois Bess of Tebbetts; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Jackie Asher officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  Inurnment with Military Honors will be in Portland Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to Liberty Cemetery Fund of South Callaway or Portland Cemetery, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

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Marilyn Brimmer

Merrilee, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Don. May time heal the pain. Please know that I am thinking and praying for you.

 Posted August 7, 2017 - 8:57am
Margaret Sachse

To Ron and Judy Holzhhauser and John and Lois Bess; My sincere sympathy on the loss of your family member Don.

 Posted August 4, 2017 - 1:04pm
Janet Busby

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and close friends. May God give you peace and love during this difficult time.

 Posted August 1, 2017 - 10:26pm
Marivic Higa

Kim, sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your ohana during this time. xoxo (((hugs)))

 Posted August 1, 2017 - 8:02pm

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