Neal Holtz, 79, of Attica, MI died Sunday, March 29, 2020 at home. Neal Alan Holtz was born August 18, 1940 in Detroit, MI. He was the son of the late Ray L. and the late Evelyn Grace (Rothwell) Holtz. Neal was a graduate of Pershing High School in Detroit, Class of 1958 .
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis from February 13, 1959 to February 12, 1963. Neal earned medals as a Rifle Sharpshooter, Radio Telegraph Operator, and Good Conduct.
He married Leota Fay Hicks on May 11, 1963 in Detroit, MI. He was predeceased by his wife, Fay, on February 6, 2016. Neal was a die maker at L&L Products in Romeo for over 20 years. He retired from L&L Products in Romeo in 2013. Captain Neal loved taking his family out on his pontoon boat on the lake.
Neal is survived by his daughters, Denise Bolone of Little Chute, WI, Rachel (Dave) Petitt of Lapeer and Sarah Holtz of Lapeer; his son, Todd (Lindsey Smith) Holtz of Lapeer; and a sister-in-law, Carol Holtz of Imlay City. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Nick, Brandi, Jake, Johnny, Brandon, Gianna, David and Emma; and one great-grandchild, Caleb.
Neal was preceded in death by wife, Fay Holtz; and his brothers, Gary Holtz and Dale Holtz.
A celebration of life will happen in the summer closer to his birthday of August 18.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street (the corner of 4th and Main), Imlay City, MI.
Please be sure to sign the online register book at muirbrothersfh.com to share your memories and condolences with the Holtz family.