Louis “Louie” Warren Holderman was called to Heaven on January 2nd, 2021.
Louie was born in Mishawaka, Indiana on October 7, 1931 to Edwin & Jewel (Harney) Holderman. He is preceded in death by his parents & five sisters, and he is survived by two siblings, Kenneth Holderman and Elaine Bonar.
In 1952 in South Bend, Indiana, Louie married the love of his life, Carol Ann Woolridge. He served in the army from 1952 to 1954 and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. After honorably serving his country in the U.S. Army, he became a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 & then worked for many years as a mechanic for the town of Munster. Devoted members of Community United Reformed Church, Louie and Carol were married for 68 years & resided in Highland, Indiana where they raised their family.
Louie is survived by his wife Carol, their five children & 11 grandchildren: Christine (Clarence) Goranowski of Lansing, Illinois & their two children, Matthew Goranowski & Hillary Goranowski (engaged to Jay Wilkerson); Janet (Perry) Augustynowicz of Tinley Park, Illinois & their three children, Andrea (William) Seeman, Derek (Sarah) Augustynowicz & Bryan Augustynowicz; Bill (Nancy) Holderman of Riverside, California & their 3 children, Charlie (Corrie) Holderman, Donnie (Kristin) Holderman & Jenny (Michael) Bouska; Susan (Steven) Huppenthal of Saint John, Indiana & their two children, Stephanie (Gregory) Gigiel & Stacey (Steven) Cooper; Dan (Debbie) Holderman of Highland, Indiana & their son Noah Holderman.
Louie was the quick-witted anchor in a large family, known to all the grandchildren for his signature “Louie” belt buckle. He always had a good story to tell and was loved by many; he was known as “Papa Louie” to 12 great-grandchildren, with a 13th expected this January: Ben, Aaron & Seth Seeman (Andrea & William); Kate & Daniel Augustynowicz (Derek & Sarah); Sam, Betsy & Henry Holderman (Charlie & Corrie); Finn, Crosby & one on the way Holderman (Donnie & Kristin), Juniper Bouska (Jenny & Michael); Liam Cooper (Stacey & Steven).
A kind and caring man, Louie will be missed by all who knew him. We can find peace in knowing he is at rest with our Heavenly Father.
Arrangements will be handled by Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Services will be privately held for family only.
For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at www.hillsidefhcares.com
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