William Anthony Holle, Jr. passed away peacefully on Feb. 15, 2024, in Guthrie Center. Born on Dec. 3, 1941, in Lincoln, Nebraska, William’s life was marked by dedication, hard work and love for his family. 

William, known affectionately as Bill to his friends and loved ones, was the rock of his family. His unwavering partnership with his wife, Charlotte, spanned an impressive 60 years, a testament to their deep love and commitment to each other. Together, they raised a loving family, including their children Carolyn (Don) Schwartz, James (Richelle) Holle, Linda (Scott) Clark,

Janet (Dan) Barrett, Kimberly (Terry) Betts, and Arthur (Hannah) Holle. The joy of his life was further multiplied by his 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, all of whom brought him immense pride and happiness.

William’s early education began in a Country School, after which he continued to Adair-Casey High School, graduating in the class of 1960. Professionally, William was a dedicated worker, starting his career at AMF Western Tool, where he remained until 1988. Following this, he embraced the life of farming and milking dairy cows.

William spent countless hours playing pinochle on the computer, mastering the game of cribbage at the local library, and enjoying the simple pleasure of watching television. 

He is survived by his devoted wife, Charlotte; his children and their spouses; his adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his brothers, John (Evelyn) Holle and Francis Holle; along with many nieces and nephews. Each family member will forever hold dear the memories and values that William instilled in them.

Preceding him in death were his father and mother, William and Anna Holle; his sister
and brother-in-law, Julia and Lyle Davis; his daughter, Linda Clark; and his grandsons, Anthony
Clark and Adam Clark.