Walter “Mac” Holderness, 78, of Millersburg, went to his eternal rest Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, following an accident. Visitation was Oct. 16 at Powell Funeral Home in North English. Funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 17, at Millersburg Methodist Church. Burial with military honors was in Millersburg Cemetery.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Eunice; son, Dan (Gloria), Coralville; grandchildren: Mike (Katie) Perry, Independence; Michelle (Mike) Johnston, North Liberty; and Brad Holderness and special friend Molly Cobb, New Orleans; great-grandchildren, Will Perry, Parker and Kelsey Johnston; two sisters, Doris Gorsh, Williamsburg, and Shirley (Dennis) Gent, Webster; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Lori and Tina; his parents; two siblings, Robert in infancy and Helen Opfer; and brother-in-law, Gene Opfer.
Mac, son of Alice and Harry Holderness, was born Sept. 29, 1931, near Millersburg. He received his education from Millersburg School, graduating in 1950. He was a member of the United States Army, 1952-1954, serving in the Korean War. Mac was united in marriage to Eunice Morse on Oct. 16, 1954. This began a 55-year love affair with family and farming. He was a member of the Millersburg Methodist Church and Iburg Poulson VFW Post 8797, Williamsburg, and drove a school bus for Deep River-Millersburg School the past 17 years.
He loved working the land, his school children, country music, car races, family, especially the great-grandchildren, and his many friends. Mac was an exemplary father to special-needs daughters.
He was “Mr. Fix-It” and never knew a stranger. Mac will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched.
Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralmhomes.com