Edward Timothy “Tim” Holtzman, age 57, of Barton City, MI, passed away, unexpectedly, in his sleep on May 23, 2021.
Tim was born in Detroit, MI, on March 2, 1964, to Edward and Virginia (Loshbough) Holtzman. Tim grew up in Madison Heights, MI, and eventually moved to Gaylord, MI, where he met the love of his life, at 16 years old. In 1982, Tim graduated from Lamphere High School and thereafter served four years as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. On August 29, 1987, he married the love of his life, Donna Marie (Patrick) Holtzman . They raised a son, Brad Holtzman, and a daughter, Amber (Holtzman) Weaver in Colorado before returning to Michigan, 35 years later.
Tim was an avid outdoorsman. He spent many years hunting, fishing, and passing down his skills and love for the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. He always had a radiant energy and loved spending time out on his boat or his four-wheelers in the woods. Most of all he loved driving his corvette, and as he stated, “living life like a rockstar”.
Tim was preceded in death by his mother Virginia L. (Loshbough) Holtzman.
Tim is survived by his wife, Donna Holtzman of Barton City, MI; his son, Brad Holtzman of Lakewood, CO; daughter, Amber (Zach) Weaver of Walden, CO; and three grandsons, Landon(12), Ryker(7), and Asher(6 months); and his granddaughter Haiden(1). He is also survived by his father, Edward G. Holtzman of Barton City, MI; sisters, Cindy Smith of Gaylord, MI, and Anna(Corey) Beck of Hartland, MI; brother, Michael Holtzman of Chicago, IL; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, nephews, and nieces.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall in Gaylord, MI at 515 W. Wisconsin Ave. at 1:00 p.m with visitation beginning at 12:00 p.m. A public viewing will be held Friday, May 28, 2021, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, MI. His final resting place will be at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Barton City, MI.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Family to help with funeral costs through the Nelson Funeral Home.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.