Arnold ‘Ozzie’ E. Holcomb


April 23, 1925 - Oct. 28, 2012



Arnold “Ozzie” E. Holcomb, 87, a lifelong resident of Palmyra, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Fort Healthcare.


Ozzie was born April 23, 1925, the son of the late Orville and Edna (Hooper) Holcomb. He married Sylvia Reich on June 26, 1946, and was retired from Waukesha Engine.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Thomas-Holcomb Post #304.  Ozzie enjoyed fishing on the Chippewa flowage, duck hunting with his sons, casino trips, and playing daily cribbage with his wife to see “who would be boss for the day.”


Ozzie is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia, of Palmyra. He is the cherished father of Arnold (Donna) Holcomb of Palmyra and William (Cindy) Holcomb of Palmyra; adored grandfather of Shawn (Matt) Olson, Craig (Leah Zuba) Holcomb, Brad (Christine) Holcomb, Scott (Amy) Holcomb and Amy (Chad) McGlothlen; great-grandfather of Darin, Brady, Brianna, Colin, Morgan, Kevin, Katie, Lauren and Dylan; and dear brother-in-law of Carol (Joseph) Ferraro and Lorraine Reich. Ozzie is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Ozzie was preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis Gess, and brother, George Holcomb.


Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra, with the Rev. Steven Blyth officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Palmyra is assisting the family, 495-2127. For the online guest registry, please go to