David Holzhauer

David Hill Holzhauer

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
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David Hill Holzhauer, 83, born to George and Ida Holzhauer, passed peacefully on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Dave is survived by wife Barbara and sons Hayes Scott and Ryan David. Further survived by sister Susan, son-in-law Adam McCalvy and grandchildren Olivia Grace and Luke Thomas Holzhauer. Preceded in death by sisters Deane Koch and Marion Bartel.

Dave served proudly in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany in the early 1950s. During his service he drove tanks and used his artistic talents to paint lettering on officer vehicles.

Since the mid 1970s, David was active in North Shore Congregational Church, where he served on various boards and was one of the head ushers. He also enjoyed volunteering as a donation driver for the food pantry at Faith Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

A decorated swimmer, Dave competed in numerous Badger State Games and Senior Olympics events. He was an active member of the YMCA, where he swam daily for many years. He stayed in contact with his Riverside High School swim team by organizing reunions.

Dave was a talented artist who enjoyed making charcoal drawings. He was recognized for portraits that he made of famous politicians including Dwight Eisenhower and Winston Churchill. He put his artistic talents to use by starting his own sign-painting business, which grew into Holzhauer Sign, then Holzhauer Graphics, after Hayes, Ryan, Barb and nephews Andy, Colin and Todd joined to expand the family business. Dave enjoyed being a part of the expansion and took pride in the graphics produced for numerous local and national businesses, especially his beloved Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks.

Many thanks to the wonderful caregivers at New Perspective North Shore and for the staff of Seasons Hospice.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m on Saturday Nov. 30, 2019 at North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N Santa Monica Blvd. Following the service there will be a reception in Friendship Lounge. From 3-5 p.m. there is a gathering in the Summit Room (4th floor) of New Perspective North Shore, 8775 N. 60th St., Brown Deer.

In lieu of gifts, memorials to North Shore Congregational Church or Rite-Hite Family YMCA are suggested.
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    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 1:00pm
    North Shore Congregational Church
    7330 North Santa Monica Boulevard
    Fox Point, WI 53217-3507
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Janet Fleck

Posted at 05:05pm
Dear Barb,

I was so sorry to hear about Dave He was always one of my favorite people to visit with at coffee hour, always with a smile. He is greatly missed at NSCC. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family.

With love and prayers,
Janet Fleck

Posted at 03:32pm
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dave was such a great guy. Years ago when he was the acquatic director at the North Shore YMCA he was so patient with our kids who did more splashing than swimming!
My thoughts & prayers are with you, Barb, & your family. I understand your loss.
Love, Cheryl Sapinski

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Posted at 03:12pm
Dear Barb, Hayes, Ryan ,and Adam, We are thinking about you during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences. Very respectfully,the Greene family.
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