Donald E. Holycross

May 10, 1928 - June 10, 2021

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Donald E. "Gene" Holycross, 93 of Urbana passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center.

Gene was born May 10, 1928 in North Lewisburg, the son of the late Frank and Florence (Lloyd) Holycross. He retired from the City of Urbana as the Supervisor for OakDale Cemetery. After retirement, Gene enjoyed working in lawn care and maintenance at Urbana University. He was an avid outdoorsman watching all types of sports and enjoyed hunting, gardening and especially fishing.

Gene is survived by son, Randy Holycross of Urbana; grandchildren, Matt & Michael (Debra) Holycross and Megan (Andrew) Jacobs & Sara (Justin) Karg as well as numerous great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anita Louise Holycross; a son, Michael Holycross; a brother, Richard Holycross; and sisters, Helen Burk and Gale Tussing.

Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021 in the Woodstock Cemetery with Pastor Mimi Ault officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to FRESHWATER, MCDONALD, & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, North Lewisburg, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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