John Franklin Holland, age 83, of Mason, Illinois passed away at 11:22 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood with a viewing from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Mahon Cemetery in Mason, Illinois. Memorials may go to the donor’s choice.
John was born on March 19, 1938 in West Township, Illinois, the son of William and Paula (Beal) Holland. He married Ruth Marie Leppin on July 31, 1960 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham. John was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham. He was baptized and confirmed on July 14, 1960 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Altamont, Illinois by Pastor Hans F. Bruss. He loved hunting deer, raccoon, and especially mushrooms, doing carpentry work, and spending time with his family and friends. John adored his family more than anything, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Holland of Mason; sons, James Holland (wife Lynn) of Mason and Mark Holland (wife Michelle) of Mason; daughters, Cheryl Jansen of Effingham, Sheila Rogers of Effingham, and Doris Ledbetter (husband Brad) of Vandalia; 10 grandchildren, Jonathan Holland (wife Jess), John Jansen, Joshua Jansen (wife Courtney), Matthew Ledbetter (Samantha Miller), Nicholas Holland (wife Leah), Christopher Holland, Jennifer Holland, Katie Nevergall (husband Wade), Kayla Goeckner (husband Scott), Paula Holland (Dalton Stein); 5 step grandchildren, Dustin Jones (wife Felicia), Courtney Patrick (husband Jeff), Rusti Cattrell; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Paula Holland; siblings, Helen Elder, Robert Keith Holland, Imogene Conner, Mary Cornwell, Nina “Aunt Dump” Holland, Reba Maxine Rogers, Jacob Holland, Nilan Holland, Bessie Doris Holland, and twins in infancy.
John’s family would like to extend their thank you to HSHS Homecare and Hospice providers, Dr. Bloemer, Diana Fuesting, and Norma Jean Heth for all of their help during this time.
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