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John C. Holm

December 11, 1940 - April 12, 2021



John C. Holm of Cadillac passed away, Monday, April 12, 2021 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was 80.

John was born December 11, 1940 in Cadillac to Conrad F. and Ida J. (Johnson) Holm and they preceded him death. On May 24, 1969 he married Darlene Joyce Ranville and she preceded him in death on March 14, 2021.

John graduated from Cadillac High School in 1958 and went to work at Sundstrom and Holm Standard before serving in the United States Army. After his time in the service John worked at Joynt’s and Speeds Automotive. John retired from Wexford County Road Commission after over 20 years of service.

In his earlier years John enjoyed fishing trout streams and still enjoyed hunting for mushrooms. He was quite an artist too, carving and painting fish decoys and with photography. The Upper Peninsula was special place for John and he loved traveling off the beaten path, wherever the map would take him.

He is survived by his sons: Joel (Holly) Holm of Roscommon, Timothy Holm of Falmouth, Chris (Alisha Howard) Holm of Interlochen and Matt Holm of Cadillac; grandchildren: Conrad, Erik, Lauren, Abigail, Jonathan, Jacob, Joshua, Tally, Conner, Jesiyah, Natalie, Gabe and Emma; three great-grandchildren: Wesley, Melody and Jace; in-laws: Pat (Russ) Hamilton of Cadillac, Keith (Bertha) Ranville of Coleman, Richard (Rhonda) Ranville of Cadillac, Jackie Mortensen of Manton, Bertie Cannedy of Cadillac and Randy Ranville of Hoxeyville and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Otto Holm on February 3, 2021; parents- in-law, Darwin and Edna Ranville and in-laws: Emmett Mortensen, and Thurman Cannedy and Debbie Ranville.

Friends may meet the family from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Peterson Funeral and Cremation Services in Cadillac. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac with Pastor Judy Coffey officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Club Cadillac or Wexford County Shelter Shares. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Abigail Holm - Apr 13th, 2021 6:07 pm

    "I'll love you forever Grandpa John. You always gave the best hugs, and you had the best smile in the world. Tell Grandma and Uncle Richard we love and miss them. You will forever be in our hearts. Can't wait to see you again one day. Rest Easy Grandpa. "

  • Bonnie Gravlin - Apr 13th, 2021 6:28 pm

    "I have been blessed to know this family for many years. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you. They are together again."

  • ELSIE L MOORE - Apr 14th, 2021 5:21 am

    "So very sorry for your loss. I will miss both your parents, but especially thinking of all the fun your Mom was on the many trips we took. She was ALWAYS, ALWAYS so much fun. May peace be yours as you remember and lean toward all the good and great memories. They were both such kind people. Hugs."

  • Shannon Rea - Apr 14th, 2021 11:01 am

    "My deepest & heartfelt condolences to the Holm family as you remember John. May you find peace in the love and sympathy of the people who greatly love and cherish your father. "Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear." "

  • Edward and Carol Houghtaling - Apr 15th, 2021 7:38 am

    "We have been friends since high school. You will truly be missed."

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