Arthur Holtz

Oct. 1, 1931-June 24, 2020

Arthur James Holtz, 88,

Minot, died Wednesday,

June 24, 2020, in a Garris

on nursing home.

Arthur was born Oc-

tober 1, 1931, in Minot,

ND, to Arthur H. and Ma-

bel (Forthun) Holtz. He

spent his youth in Minot

and graduated from Minot

High School in 1949.

Arthur enlisted into the

US Navy and entered ac-

tive duty service on De-

cember 29, 1950. He was

awarded the National De-

fense, United Nations and

Korean Service Medals

during his honorable ser-

vice. He was discharged

on September 29, 1954.

Arthur returned home

to Minot and started his

position at I. Keating as a

carpet/flooring installer.

He worked in the flooring

industry for the next 60

years until his retirement

in 2012.

Arthur became a

resident of the Benedic-

tine Living Center in July

2018. He was grateful for

all of the caregivers who

showed kindness in their

care over the past couple

of years.

Arthur attended Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot, and was a

member of the Minot

American Legion. He was

an accomplished bowling

champion who received

national recognition and

numerous awards during

his career. He was induct

ed into the ND Bowling

Hall of Fame.

Arthur loved the out-

doors, where he enjoyed

fishing, hunting and a lit-

tle sunshine. He shared

his life with many canine

companions over the

years and will be missed

deeply by his family for

his quick wit, one-liners

and love of his nieces and


Arthur is survived by:

his siblings Richard (Ar-

lyce) Holtz, Minot and

Dawn Holtz, of New Mex-

ico along with numerous

nieces and nephews.

Arthur was preceded in

death by: his parents, sis-

ters Shirley Hoff, Lois Wi-

mer and Donna Setliff,

brother Larry Holtz and

nephews Barry Hoff and

Bradley Holtz.

Celebration of Arthur’s

Life: 11:00 a.m. Monday,

June 29, 2020, at the Tho-

mas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot, ND

Visitation: Sunday,

June 28, 2020, from 1:00

p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the

Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

In lieu of flowers and

plants, memorials are pre-

ferred to the Bethany

Lutheran Church Founda-


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