4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday August 7 at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount
Masonic Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday
10:00 a.m. Tuesday August 8, 2017, at the funeral
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski
Charles “Chick” Holmes, 93, of Mount Pulaski, passed
away at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday August 2, 2017 at
Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Chick was born on July 13, 1924 to Ben and Selma (Grathwohl)
Holmes. He married Betty Jane Fuiten on August 28,
1955 in Lincoln. She preceded him in death on
September 20, 2014.
Surviving are two sons, Steven (Susan) Holmes of
Tallahassee, FL and Scott (Janie) Holmes of Mount
Pulaski, one sister, Dorothy (Richard) Palmer of
Wentzville, MO. He is also survived by six
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers
and one sister.
Chick was a member of the Mount Pulaski Christian
Church. He was a Past Master of the Mount Pulaski
Masonic Lodge #87 serving five years; member of
Chapter #121 and Commandery #39; past president,
Elementary School Board; past president of Mount
Pulaski Lions Club; member, VFW # 447; past deacon,
Christian Church; and was 1st sergeant of a National
Champion Shrine Drill Team. He enjoyed driving the
Tin Lizzie’s during parades. He was a staff sergeant
in Army Ordinance during World War II, serving in
the South Pacific for thirty months.
Chick was a building contractor and carpenter who
loved woodworking and traveling with his wife and
family and loved his grandkids.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday August 8,
2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in
Mount Pulaski, with Mark Weber officiating. A
visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday
August 7, at the funeral home. Masonic Services will
be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Burial will be at Mount
Pulaski Cemetery where full military rites will be
Memorials may be given to either the Mount Pulaski
Christian Church or to the Family Life Center.
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