William H. Holthaus, age 86, of Breese, passed away Sunday, February 15 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for 86 year old William H. Holthaus will be Saturday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Beckemeyer American Legion will hold services Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Cemetery.
Mr. Holthaus was born June 30, 1928 in Beckemeyer to Bernard and Wilhelmina (Revermann) Holthaus; they preceded him in death.
He married Adelaide Pollmann on June 5, 1962 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese; she preceded him in death on May 31, 1991.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by his siblings, Frank Holthaus, Clara Josias, Leo Holthaus, Rosalie Holthaus, Alphonse Holthaus, and his twin brother Raymond Holthaus; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Mary, nee Schulte, Pollmann; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Antoinette Holthaus, Lee Josias, Lawrence and Esther Pollmann, and Gertrude Kruep.
Surviving are his children, James Holthaus and wife Denise and Linda Porter and husband Bill all of Breese; 2 grandchildren, Sarah Holthaus and Tyler Porter; and nieces and nephews.
William retired in 1993 from Keyesport Sand and Gravel, and prior to that worked at Huelsmann Rock Quarry in Carlyle and was a Veteran of the United States Army.
He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, Beckemeyer American Legion Post 1227, Clinton County Farm Bureau, and Teamsters Local 50, Belleville. He also enjoyed collecting International toy tractors.
Moss Funeral Home
535 North 5th
Breese, IL 62230