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age 95, Lima
formerly of Harrod
Services for Guss Holbrook will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger by Pastor Dan Holbrook. Burial will be in the Preston Cemetery in Alger. A graveside military service will be conducted by the Ada VFW Post 9381 Honor Guard.
Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Friday and until the time of services Saturday.
He died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at his residence.
He was born Oct. 22, 1917 in Bonanza, Ky., to George W. and Rachel (Music) Holbrook and they are deceased. He first married Dorothy Gibson in April of 1937 and she preceded him in death. He then married Betty Holbrook on Aug. 13, 1966 and she survives in Lima.
Also surviving are a daughter, Virginia (Miles) Shelton of Kenton; eight sons, Bill (Cheryl) Holbrook, Bob (Sandy) Holbrook, Sam Holbrook, Rob Holbrook and John (Dawn) Holbrook, all of Lima, Jeff (Tracy) Holbrook of Spencerville, Tony (Eva) Holbrook of Harrod and Warren (Stephanie) Holbrook of Bluffton; a sister, Lillian Allen of Lima and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Bertha Holbrook; four brothers, Ballard, Jake, Gale and James Holbrook and three sisters, Eva Jean Butler, Letha Williams and Naoma Lowe.
Guss retired from Clark Equipment after working as a sheet metal worker for 34 years.
He was a life member of the Ada VFW Post 9381 and a member of the Disabled American Veterans of Lima.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served with the 82nd Airborne in World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Expert Rifleman, the American Service Medal and the Victory Medal.
Guss’s favorite saying was “nobody had a better family than he did.”
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com.
Memorials may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice Care of Lima.