Jan Lee “Cliff” Holtzman, 82, of Saint Meinrad passed away Wednesday November 6th at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Jan was born February 28, 1937 in Tell City to Albert & Thelma (King) Holtzman. He was a graduate of Tell City High School, Class of 1955, where he was an athletic standout in sports. He continued track & field at Indiana State University. Jan retired from GE in Tell City after 31 years, and then began working for St. Meinrad Archabbey for many years. He was an avid hunter, train enthusiast, and wood worker. Jan was a member of Ducks Unlimited. He was a member of the 40/8, United States Naval Reserves, a member and past commander of Tell City American Legion Post 213. He was a member of St. Meinrad K of C # 5599.
Jan is survived by his companion, Rita Phillips of St. Meinrad, one brother, Gene (Rachael) Holtzman of Tell City. Two nephews, Mark (Jackie) White of Jeffersonville and Mike White of Colorado. Donnie (Shirley) Phillips of Lima, OH. Mike (Kasha) Phillips of Patronville, and Shirley (Tom) Russell of Jasper. Five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM CDT Wednesday November 13th at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Deacon James Woebkenberg will officiate. Burial with military graveside rites will be in St. Mark’s Church Cemetery in Perry County will follow. Friends may call for visitation from 4 to 8:00 PM CDT Tuesday and 7 to 9:30 AM CDT Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.