Stephen Jon Holder |
Dec. 27, 1971 — Feb. 17, 2018
Stephen Jon Holder unexpectedly left this world on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the age of 46.
Steve was born in Manitowoc on December 27, 1971, to Dr. Lynn W. and Judith Ann (Zagrodnik) Holder.
Steve graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School with the Class of 1989, where he was an outstanding athlete in football and baseball.
Steve attended the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, where he graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology. Steve married Yvonne Kuehne in 1994 and they had two sons, Kory and Cade. Kory and Cade were always sources of great pride for Steve, and he loved them dearly. Steve was employed with DuPont Chemical for many years, where he was a successful and innovative research scientist. Steve’s happiest moments were spent with his sons, father and brothers in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and just spending time with his loved ones. Steve will be remembered for his ever-present smile and talent for having fun in everything he did and with whomever he was with. Steve will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Steve is survived by his sons, Kory and Cade Holder of Oconomowoc; parents, Dr. Lynn and Judy Holder of Manitowoc; and his siblings Jeffrey (Jean) Holder of DeForest, Scott (Trissy) Holder of Manitowoc, Dr. Christopher (Dr. Tracy) Holder of Green Bay, Marya Roffers of Green Bay, Jennifer (Dan) Siehr of Sun Prairie, and Dr. Eric (Dr. Suzanne) Holder of Fond du Lac. Steve also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has occurred at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday morning, February 23, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, 1121 N. 14th St., Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Revs. David Pleier and Dan Felton. Burial of Steve’s cremated remains will follow the Mass of Christian Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, at the All-Care Family Center, 925 S. 14th St., Manitowoc. The visitation will continue on Friday, February 23, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, 1121 N. 14th St., Manitowoc.
Memorials may be donated to substance abuse and suicide prevention charities in Steve’s name.
The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, are assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com.