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Carl M. Holm, 89, of Rockford, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in his home. He was born November 16, 1927, in Mobile, Alabama the son of Martin and Lillie (Johnson) Holm. They moved to Rockford when he was 1 year old and he lived the rest of his life here. He was part of the second graduating class of East High School. He married Viola V. Phillips on August 29, 1953, in Rockford; she predeceased him on February 28, 2015. Carl served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He attended Bethesda Covenant Church. He and Viola owned the Maid-Rite on West State and Johnston. Later he was a Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputy, where he worked as security in the court house. Carl was a member of Northern IL Studebaker Club, where he was the secretary. He enjoyed fishing, reading, especially science fiction books and his family trips.
He is survived by his sons, Victor (Vicki) Phillips of Poplar Bluff, MO, and Bruce (Patti) Holm of Loves Park; seven grandchildren, Ricardo, Paul and Felicia Phillips, Natalie (Shawn) Amdal, Neil (Pam Holt) Holm and Carley (Christopher) McMahon; and numerous great grandchildren. Predeceased by his son, Thomas Holm; granddaughter, Kimberly Phillips; and sisters, Shirley Sowl and Lorraine Holm. Special thanks to Transitions Hospice and the Visiting Angels Caregivers for their wonderful work and the care they gave to Carl.
Memorial service will be at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. Rockford. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 4312 E. St. Street Ste. 1 Rockford, IL 61107 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Camille Akre

    Bruce, Steve and I are very sorry to hear that your dad passed away. I know he isn't suffering anymore but that never makes the loss easier. Reflecting on good memories helps ease the pain. Our condolences to you and all the family ❤


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