Evert Jo Holenda

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Evert Jo Holenda, 67, of Wesley, Iowa, formerly of Barry County, passed away on Monday, Oct. 14 at The Muse Norris Hospice of North Iowa.

He was born Dec. 6, 1945, in Stanhope, Iowa, the son of Vincent and Elsie Holenda.

Survivors include: his wife, Jan (Erdman) Holenda; three daughters, Jodi (Mike) Ludwig, of Humbolt, Iowa, Jena Smith/Horton (John), of Cassville, and Missy Hurley, of Cassville; one son, Vince Holenda, of Cassville; 22 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Dennis J. Holenda and Miles J. Holenda, and one sister Joyce Sorensen.

He attended South Hamilton High School. He was a National Guard veteran. He was employed as a plumber/electrician most of his life. He was also employed by EFCO in Monett, and he was a school bus driver.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Butterfield Community Building at 2 p.m. on Oct. 26.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Muse Norris Hospice of North Iowa.