.James Elmer Holthaus
March 18, 1943 - March 8, 2014
MCCOOK, Nebraska -- James Elmer Holthaus, age 70, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Community Hospital of McCook.
James was born in McCook on March 18, 1943, to Elmer and Helen (Johnson) Holthaus. He graduated from McCook High School in 1961.
James was a member of the NRA and The Heritage Foundation. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He served as a school board member for several terms on the Marion School Board.
Survivors include his son, Timothy (Jenn) Holthaus, daughter, Tammy (Jason Chestnut) Holthaus, all of McCook; sister, Ruth Ann (Don) Ruby of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; niece, Stephanie (Bryan) Johnson and family of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; nephew, Doug (Beth) Ruby and family of Piedmont, Oklahoma; and granddaughter, Kelsey Holthaus of Kearney, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Ellen.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home in McCook from 1 to 8 p.m.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Danbury Marion Cemetery in Danbury with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating.
Memorials may be given to The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002.
Friends may send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.