John R. Holderread
John Robert Holderread, 72, of Springfield, died at 3:35 am, Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born June 3, 1943 in Springfield to Frederick J. and Marcella Marie Seelbach Holderread.
John was a US Army veteran. He proudly served in Korea and was awarded several medals and honors for his service. He was co-founder and past President of the Houston Veteran’s Association and a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. He worked as a computer programmer until he retired from the State of Illinois in 2011. John was passionate about family, especially his grandchildren! He was an avid golfer and a dedicated Illini and Cardinal fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Cora Krumback and two brothers, Tom and Terry.
Survivors include his Fiancé, Ingrid Duff of Springfield; one sister, Donna (Bob) Rogers of Litchfield; one son, Jon (Juliet) Holderread of Kingwood, TX; two daughters, Carrie (Fred) Stanley of Kingwood, TX and Allison (Alex) Stringfellow of Magnolia, TX; four children of Ingrid, Ron (Suzie) Duff, Chrissy (Stephen) Daniels, Patty (Aaron) Rude all of Springfield and Frank (Sheryl) Miller of Sparta; one sister-in-law, Judy Holderread of Springfield, 24 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Memorial Gathering: 9:30-11 am, Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Thursday, November 11, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastors Stephen Daniels and Sheryl Miller officiating. Burial with Military honors will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Refuge Ranch, 9350 Cascade Road, Rochester, IL 62563.
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