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Michael J. Holmes Sr.

June 8, 1950 May 9, 2019
Michael J.  Holmes Sr.
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Michael J. Holmes Sr, age 68, of Fond du Lac, died Thursday, May 9, 2019, at his residence. He was born on June 8, 1950, in Chicago, IL, the son of Raymond and Doris (Tancer) Holmes. Mike served in the United States Army and served in the 37th Armor, 4th Armored Div in the Vietnam War. He received the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal. On September 11, 2005, he married Cheryl Smith. She preceded him in death on May 17, 2012. Mike graduated from the University of Oshkosh with a degree in Psychology. He worked for the Winnebago Mental Health Institute. He was former president of Chapter 58 Fond du Lac Vietnam Veterans Association. Mike loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Sherri Basnett, Michael J. (Jane) Holmes Jr, Melissa (Nick) Foster, Casey Smith, Keith Holmes; his grandchildren, Dora, Michael John, Ellie, Alex, Genevieve, Jenna, Breanna, Zach, Kealani, Isaiah, Danae, Dylan, Sylvia, Colton; and great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Cheryl, two sons, Timothy Jerdee and Benjamin Berg.

Trier-Puddy American Legion Post #75 will conduct military honors at 12 noon on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the American Legion, 500 Fond du Lac Ave, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Cremation has taken place.


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