Mark William “Bill” Holm, 85, of Sigourney, died
unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 12, at the Manor House Care Center in
Sigourney. He was born March 4, 1927 in Oskaloosa to Martin Melven
and Mary Elmina Folsom Holm. He graduated from Oskaloosa High
School in 1945. He served in the United States Army during WWII
from June 1945 to December 1946. On June 4, 1948 he married Maxine
Koogler at the Nazarene Parsonage in Oskaloosa. She preceded him in
death on March 18, 2012. They lived in Oskaloosa where he worked
for Freeman Motors. In the 1950’s he started Bill and Ray’s in Osky
with his partner Ray DeJoung. They moved to Sigourney in 1965, where
he owned and operated Bill and Ray’s Chrysler-Plymouth until
retiring in 1989.
Bill continued to stay busy mowing, playing cards, fishing
and making people smile. His greatest joys were his family and the
time they spent in Texas. He was a member of the Sigourney VFW and
He is survived by his three daughters Jeni (Jeff) Hammes of
Sigourney, Melanie (Dave) Hammes of Harper, Sue (Jerry) Morse of
Dousman, WI, six grandchildren Seth (Erica), Joe, Jesse, and Sara
Hammes, Kayla and Bailey Morse, two great-grandchildren Riley and
Ryann Hammes, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents, wife Maxine, 2
brothers Carl and Larry Holm , 3 sisters Joyce Anderson Streigel,
Lois Hicklin, and Phyllis Terpstra Van Wyk.
Funeral Service: Sunday 11:00 A.M. Holm
Visitation: Saturday 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Burial: Bloomfield Cemetery - Oskaloosa, Iowa
Memorials: Sigourney VFW