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John H. F. Holsen V

November 16, 1948 August 21, 2015
John H. F. Holsen V
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John H. F. Holsen V, 66, of Mount Carmel, IL, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at his residence with his loving family by his side.

He was born on November 16, 1948 in Princeton, IN, the son of Fredrick and Martha (Wolfe) Holsen. He married Trudy Dunlap on May 23, 1986 at the First Christian Church. They enjoyed twenty nine years of marriage; spending time with family and travelling.

John proudly served his country in the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War. Among John’s hobbies he enjoyed being outdoors, riding motorcycles, camping and spending time with his grandchildren. John was a coalminer working ten years with 5 Star and twenty years with AMAX at the Keensburg mine. He was a member of the V.F.W. and was of Catholic faith. John will be missed by his family & friends.

He is survived by his wife, Trudy Holsen of Mount Carmel; children, Kathleen (James Weber) Moon of Chicago, IL, Heather (Tim) Thacker of Mount Carmel, and Lucas Gher of Evansville, IN; grandchildren, Vivian Weber, Jacob Thacker, Kody Thacker, Dylan Thacker and Grace Thacker; sister, Maureen Maxwell of Colorado.

John was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dennis Holsen.

Per John’s wishes he will be cremated and a private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view John’s tribute wall and leave online condolences for the Holsen family, please visit
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