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Obituary for Roger J. Holzman

Roger Holzman, 86, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023, in Houston, Texas. A Celebration of Roger’s life will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2023, at All Saints Catholic Parish-St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral at the church.

Roger J. Holzman was born at home on the family farm near Le Mars, Iowa on July 7, 1936, a farm homesteaded by his immigrant grandfather from Germany. He was the 8th of 11 children born to Frank and Josephine (Kemp) Holzman. Roger graduated from Gehlen High School in Le Mars, Iowa and Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He served in the U.S. Army. His work career was as an accountant for a CPA firm in Omaha and as Director of Administration and Finance in Houston, Texas with Enron Corporation for their international subsidiaries. He was an avid tennis player and skier, often serving on the boards of each of these athletic clubs. He traveled extensively with the ski clubs enjoying skiing world-wide.

He is survived by sisters, Elaine Pew of San Marcus, CA, Edna Holzman of Omaha, NE, and Betty (Roger) Curry of Saratoga, CA; and sisters-in-law, Marian Holzman of Alton, IA, Lois Holzman of Le Mars, IA and Nancy Holzman of Le Mars, IA, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Marian (Irvin) Gotto and Joanne (Leonard) Anthony; brothers, Gordon, Clayton, Stanley, Marvin (Shari), and Leon; and brother-in-law, Bill Pew.

Memorials in Roger’s name may be made to the Houston Food Bank or Gehlen Catholic Schools.