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David Holmes

August 9, 1931 — July 13, 2013

David Holmes

David Leroy Holmes, 81, of New Buffalo passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at St. John United Church of Christ, 200 W. Buffalo Street, New Buffalo with Reverend Damien Lake officiating. Friends may meet with the family from 5 - 7 PM on Wednesday at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman and 10 - 11 AM on Thursday at the church prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to St. John United Church of Christ.

David was born August 9, 1931 in Dollar Bay, Michigan, the son of the late John Emil and Matilda (Anderson) Holm. He married Fern Emily Hawley July 28, 1978 and they shared 33 years together until her death in November of 2011. David served in the United States Marines and was a Purple Heart recipient. He had previously been an active member of the New Buffalo Lions Club. He had served on the New Buffalo School Board and was the catalyst for starting the Ski Club at the high school. He retired from Prince Corporation as a sales representative. David owned and operated Holmes Greenhouse and Garden Center in New Buffalo and most recently was a lawn & garden and birdseed consultant at Sawyer Garden Center in Sawyer. David was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Buffalo.

David is survived by his children - Cynthia Haughey of Bridgman, Sheila Holmes of Bridgman, Jeff (Diane) Holmes of Colorado Springs, CO; step-children - Jeanne (Larry) Quinlivan of Bellington, WA, Gail (Ken) Banas of Sparta, New Jersey, Ron Hawley Jr. of New Buffalo; grandchildren - Evan, Matthew, Nicholas, Cameron, Christopher, Kelly, Jeffery and Kimberly; and 10 great grandchildren.

David was preceded in death by his brother Theodore Holmes; and sisters - Linnea Hagland and Lydia Holmes.


5 - 7 PM ,Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
9191 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106

Visitation prior to Service

10 - 11 AM ,Thursday, July 18, 2013
St. John United Church of Christ
200 West Buffalo Street New Buffalo, MI, Berrien 49117

Funeral Service

11 AM ,Thursday, July 18, 2013
St. John United Church of Christ
200 West Buffalo Street New Buffalo, MI 49117
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