Carol Jeanne Holtz, 76, passed away in her home in North Platte on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 after a battle against brain cancer.

Carol was born July 21, 1943 in Winona, Minn. to Earle and Emma Drenckhahn. She married James Holtz Nov. 24, 1966 in Iowa where they resided until moving to North Platte in 1969.

Carol enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing piano, flying kites, and raising her children. The many that knew her, knew her through the communities youth activities and she often was an active member who could be called upon to lead. Her sense of humor and direct and honest communication earned her much respect with the parents but as well the youth she built relationships with.

Carol dedicated her time to Job’s Daughters Bethel #4, Signet Chapter #55 as well as the Social Order of the Beauceant assembly 177. She worked as an office manager several years for an accounting firm and then for a feeders in North Platte.

She is survived by her husband, James Holtz, children, Aaron(Carrie) Holtz, Matthew Holtz, and Samantha (Donald) Walters; grandchildren, Hannah Holtz, Tara Holtz, Natalie Holtz, and Brandon Holtz; great grandchildren, Malaki, Milo, Daniel, and Grayson; brother, Earle (Linda Brown) Drenckhahn; and sister, Bernice (Warren) Matzke.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents; and in-laws, Ron Holtz, and Jean and Melvin Sievers.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in care of arrangements, at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon will follow to continue the celebration at the Masonic Temple at 1600 West B. Family visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 6-8 p.m.

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