Donna L. Holtz, age 92 of Litchfield, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at Bethany Memory Care in Litchfield. A funeral service will be held Monday, March 21, 2022, at 10:30 AM at St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ in Forest City. A visitation will be held Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral and Cremation Service in Litchfield and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Ripley Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed at www.johnsonhagglund.com. Memorials are preferred to Ecumen Hospice-Litchfield.
Donna Lorraine (Shoutz) Holtz was born on July 17, 1929, in Forest City Township, Meeker County, Minnesota, to Lawrence and Dora (Ross) Shoutz. Donna graduated from Litchfield High School on May 28, 1948.
Donna was united in marriage to Howard Holtz on September 14, 1948, at St. Matthew’s church in Forest City. Besides being a housewife, Donna worked various jobs including animal fair in Eden Valley and in the kitchen at the Litchfield school district before retiring in 1982. Everyone loved Donna’s cooking, especially her Special K bars.
Donna and Howard spent many nights and weekends dancing and were able to do lots of travelling as well during their 67 years of marriage. Donna loved spending time with family and all of the dancing friends they made over the years.
Donna was a lifetime member of St. Matthew’s church, was involved in women’s fellowship, and was also a Sunday school teacher.
Donna is survived by her children: Thomas (Deborah) Holtz of Litchfield, Wesley (Linda) Holtz of Litchfield, Dean (Joan) Holtz of St. Joseph, and LaDonna (John) Hill of Buffalo; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Holtz of St. Cloud; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Dora Shoutz; sister, Beverly Hartwig, brother, Laurel Shoutz; husband, Howard Holtz; son, Archie Holtz; and twin grandchildren, Zachary and Nathan Hill.