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Dr. Joseph Michael Holthaus
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Obituary for Dr. Joseph Michael Holthaus

Dr. Joseph Michael Holthaus passed from this world on July 23, 2018. He was born in
Seneca, KS, on August 18, 1923, one of ten children born to F J Holthaus and Kreszenz
(Centa) Bernreiter. After graduating from Creighton University School of Medicine, he
married the love of his life, Frances Marion Meister, from Black Earth, Wisconsin. His
long medical career included service in the US Air Force in Japan during the Korean War
as a Flight Surgeon staff, Chief of Medical Services and Chief of Staff at Omaha’s
Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Dean of Creighton University School of Medicine and
private practice as a Gastroenterologist. He lived by his commitment to love and respect
people and treat them with dignity and kindness.
Dr. Holthaus is survived by Frances, his wife of 69 years, and his 6 children: Linda Kittle
(Paul), Rhonda Browning (Jim), Michael Holthaus (Ann), Mark Holthaus, Lisa Holthaus
and Andra Alvine (Steve), 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived
by a sister-in-law, Salie Holthaus and a sister, Melanie Schmiedeler.

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Wake Service




10:00 AM
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church

6116 Dodge St.
Omaha, Ne 68132





10:30 AM
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church

6116 Dodge St.
Omaha, Ne 68132

Cemetery Details


Calvary Catholic Cemetery

7710 W. Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124

Memorial Contribution

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church

6116 Dodge St.
Omaha, Ne 68132

Creighton University School of Medicine

Omaha, Nebraska

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