Edward “Timothy” Holtzman

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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.

8 comments on “Edward “Timothy” Holtzman”

  1. What words can possibly be said? My heart goes out to your family, Donna, at this unexpected loss.
    It is hard to imagine one of you without the other, you’ve been together for so long. Know you are thought of and may Tim rest in peace.

  2. Oh, Donna and family, our hearts hurt for you. Words cannot take away the pain. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Mark Canter
    Leah Larsen

  3. Donna, words cannot express our sorrow. We go through life never knowing what the world will throw at us. I was lucky to call Timmy a “best friend”, a friend that no matter how long the separation when you saw them again it was like you saw them yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jeffrey & Renee Fischer

  4. I am so sorry for your loss Donna , Amber and Brad. A good man has joined the angels. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lori Sieben

  5. Barbara Steensma(MOM)

    This is so hard to believe that Tim has passed away. He was one of my boys growing up with my son Bill. My love and thoughts are with all the families. Donna, there are no easy words to comfort you and all the families. Tim was a fun-loving kid growing up and I`m sure he was as a man(good looking too). Donna, I`m so sorry for your loss and all of us who knew him, it`s our loss too. So young to be taken, it`s like my daughter Patti, it`s devastating I know. I wish I could be there for you but my thoughts and my heart will be. Love to all of you, MOM Steensma(Barb)

  6. Billy Steensma

    Hi. Ed was and is one of my favorites, a friend, brother, Donna’s Man, “Beerman”. He was one of those guys we liked to hang out with because he was a lot like us, fun, caring, and honest. A real cool dude. We lived together, went to the hospital together (due to a crash), didn’t phase us because we made it to see him go into the Army. ‘Army Ed’ did what we hoped he would and served our country, we’re proud of him for that. Our hearts broke when we heard the news. Our wish is for your family to carry on and make him proud too. Billy, Julie, Tyler, and the rest of the family will remember him forever. ❤️

  7. Hi Donna, I was just going through my Facebook which I do not use a lot. I just scan through it and I just saw that Tim passed
    Im so sorry to hear that.
    I see the children are all grown up and you have a large family around you that’s good families always good .
    I live in Tucson with my wife of 20 years.
    I hope the family is well,
    Your friend forever

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