Eugene H. Holthaus

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Eugene H. Holthaus, 82, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Friday, April 7, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. A private family service will be at a later date.

Eugene was born on June 5, 1934, in Worthington, the son of Howard and Hazel Holthaus.

Eugene graduated from the Edgewood High School, attended Upper Iowa University and eventually received his Master’s degree from the University of Iowa. Eugene worked many years for the College Community School District in Cedar Rapids as a teacher, coach and principal. On Jan. 7, 1956, Eugene was united in marriage with Kay Brown at the Colesburg Methodist Church and the two were later blessed with three children. Gene loved to spend his free time hunting, fishing and pontooning with family and friends. 

Eugene is survived by his three children, Caprice (Elmer Jr.) Waldschmidt of Thornton, Colo., Shauna Dennison of Lisbon and Bradley (Tammy) Holthaus of Labadieville La.; five grandchildren, Matthew, Kristopher, Devin, Kadie, Dylan and many other relatives and friends.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents and wife in 2005.

Eugene’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Clayton County VNA and to the Guttenberg Hospital for the magnificent level of care and compassion Eugene received.

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