DECATUR, Ga. — Dorothy Louise Holtzman, 98, of Decatur, Georgia, and Angola, Indiana, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at her home at Clairmont Oaks Senior Living in Decatur.
She was born Nov. 30, 1916, in Fort Wayne to Oscar and Agnes (Foley) Bade. On Aug. 11, 1938, in Fort Wayne, she married Clark Holtzman. Mr. Holtzman died in 2006.
Mrs. Holtzman attended Bloomingdale Elementary School in Fort Wayne and graduated from Fort Wayne Central High School in the class of 1934.
She and her husband lived in Fort Wayne; then in the 1940s moved to Napoleon, Ohio, where they operated Holtzman Chick Sexing Service. They next moved to Angola in 1951, where they started a variety of businesses over a 30-year span, including Holtzman Hatchery Inc., Angola Feed & Grain Inc., Garden City Depot Inc. and Holtzman Construction Co.
Mrs. Holzman was a founding member of Calvary Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Angola, where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Catechism. She was a leader in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Northeastern Indiana District, a lifelong member of the Psi Iota Psi Sorority, and active in the Steuben County, Indiana, Democratic Party.
She and her husband were Peace Corps volunteers in Peru, Botswana and Sierra Leone. They also helped build churches in the Central African Republic and in Georgia.
Also surviving are her children: Jon Holtzman of Greensboro, Georgia, Anthony Holtzman of Huntington, Indiana; Samuel Holtzman of Mukilteo, Washington; Suzette Hearn of Lilburn, Georgia; Clark Watson Holtzman III of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Joel Holtzman of Tucker, Georgia; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held after the Sunday School program on Sunday, May 24, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1301 Williams St., Angola, Indiana.
Burial will be Monday, May 25, at Lindenwood Cemetery, 2324 W. Main St., Fort Wayne.
Condolences may be sent to Suzette Hearn at 566 Beth Court, Lilburn, GA 30247.
Memorials are to Calvary Lutheran Church, Angola.
Published in KPCNews on Jan. 14, 2015