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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – John Robert Holmes, 76, of Savannah, Georgia, faithful and loving husband of Gretchen Ruth Heldt Holmes, died Monday evening, October 12, 2009, at Hospice Savannah.

Mr. Holmes was born in Ames, Iowa, to the late Bryan Robert Holmes and the late Grace Sowerwine Holmes. John was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served on the Evangelism Board. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club and was a hospital administrator for many years.

Surviving are his wife of fifty two years, Gretchen Ruth Heldt Holmes of Savannah, Georgia; one daughter, Anne Reddish and her husband, Brady, of Orange Park, Florida; one son, Brian Holmes and his wife, Helen, of Whitefish, Montana; three grandchildren, Destiny, Cody and Colton, and one brother, Dr. Charles Holmes and his wife, Winnefred, of Elkader, Iowa.

The funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, October 21, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church conducted by The Reverend John R. Hopkins. Interment will be private.

Remembrances: Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund – 12391 Mercy Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31419 or the Lutheran Services of Georgia – 6555 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia 31405.

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  1. Bryon and Sandy Grove says:

    Anne and Brian and Gretchen-Though we have not seen you in awhile– we extend our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your father and husband. From what I remember of John when we were young back in Windom was a hard working, smiling and happy guy… many years ago. Just know that our hearts go out to you in this difficult time.

  2. Dan and Shirley Anderson says:

    John fought the good fight with all his might and is now in a better place. He was a very loving man. We are so glad we got to visit with you both this summer. May God hold you and give you comfort. Love, Dan and Shirley

  3. Duane and Joanne Anderson says:

    Our sincerest sympathy and condolence for your loss. Our prayers go with you and John.

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