Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Frederick E. Holst, 92, of Portage, Michigan, formerly of Valparaiso passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017. He was born March 20, 1925 in Flint, MI to Frederick & Ruth (Lambert) Holst. Fred served proudly with the U.S. Army during the conclusion of WW II. On September 29, 1946 in his parents’ farmhouse he married Norma Sykes who survives along with their children: Mark (Brigetta) Holst of Fort Wayne, Sue Ann (Dennis) Berkebile of Kalamazoo, MI, grandchildren: Tommy Ward, Ronda (Tim) Harris, Marissa (Rick) Anderson & Ryan (Traci) Berkebile and great grandchildren: Ethan & Andrew Harris, and Austin & Sydney Berkebile. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Marjorie Scholten and brother, Donald Holst. He made his career as a farmer in the Valparaiso area and is fondly remembered by the Valparaiso students lucky enough to have been passengers on his school bus during his 31 years employed by the Valparaiso School System.  In his younger years, Fred loved ice and roller skating, dancing, and travel. He and Norma took three trips to Europe and went on several cruises. During the later retirement years, Fred loved the friendships that developed while meeting for coffee at the Bob Evans restaurant. He could count on these friends for great conversation and a good joke. Fred was a father figure to many extended family and friends.
A visitation will be held Tuesday from 9:30 – 11:00 am at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with funeral service beginning at 11:00 am and burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the VFW Foundation, 406 West 34th Street, Suite 920, Kansas City, MO, 64111, the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St NE Ste 600, Atlanta, GA 30309, or the Heritage Lutheran Church, 308 Washington St, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

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