Glenn Holtz

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Glenn C. Holtz, 99, of Belleville, IL, born July 11, 1921, in Coulterville, IL, died Monday, February 1, 2021, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL.

As a young man Glenn attended school in Coulterville and in Belleville.  He played in the grade school and the high school bands.

During WWII Glenn served 30 months in the Southwest Pacific theaters in the infantry.  He was stationed in New Guinea, Luzon in the Philippine Islands and Japan. He earned the following awards: the Good Conduct Ribbon, the Southwest Pacific Ribbon with 2 battle stars, the Philippine Ribbon with 1 battle star, the Army Occupation Ribbon, the Victory Ribbon, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

After his military career he worked as a supervisor at Scott Air Force Base for 22 years. He then was hired by the 1st National Bank of Belleville and was made manger of the bank at Scott Air Force Base. Later he was promoted to Vice President and worked for 22 years at the main bank in Belleville.  He was an honorary graduate of BTHS West High School in 2015 as he left school to serve in the military.

Glenn was a member of Union United Methodist Church since birth, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Belleville Moose. Glenn loved his wife and family dearly.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy S., nee Rittmeyer, Holtz; a son, Randy Glenn Holtz; his parents, Rudolph and Ione, nee Wilson, Holtz; a brother, Rudolph Wilson Holtz; and a sister, Mary Louise Holtz.

Surviving are his daughter, Lennis (Bruce) Bange; and a niece, Margie (John) Teetor of Prescott, Arizona.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, February 5, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 5, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial with military honors will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



13 Comments on Glenn Holtz

Peggy n Dave Kaly said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2021 at 2:32 PM

Lennis n Bruce, Please accept our deepest sympathy. You are in our prayers. Dave n Peggy

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Peggy n Dave Kalinowski said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2021 at 2:28 PM

Lennis n Bruce, Please accept our deepest sympathy. You are in our prayers.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Carla Goacher said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2021 at 5:34 PM

Lennis and family, So sorry for the loss of your father. Blessings to all.

  • Millstadt
  • Ill
Tom Renner said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2021 at 8:14 PM

Lennis and Bruce, Please accept our deepest sympathy. We were part of the breakfast club for years with Glenn. Of course, the last few at the Atrium. Glenn was a true “gentleman “, a close friend and we will miss him. He almost made it to 100 !! Tom & Kay

  • Belleville
  • Il
Stephen Parrish said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2021 at 8:35 AM

My deepest sympathy to Lennis and extended family. What a wonderful man! I'm so lucky to have known and worked for Glenn. God speed.

  • Fort Myers
  • Florida
marilyn glasscock said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 11:14 PM

Lennis and family, so sorry for the loss of your Dad. It was amazing to read of his military service and so many medals that he valiantly earned; how proud you must be of him. I hope i can visit with you sometime. soon....

  • belleville
  • IL
Carol Van Hook said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 8:31 PM

Lennis, So very sorry to read of your Dad's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Carol

  • IL
Raymond E Deason said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 12:08 PM

Lennis, sorry to see your father passed away. Sympathies to you and your family. Ray and Lois

  • Illinois
Edward R. Weston said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 11:56 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family. I had the privilege of being his pastor for 20+ years. He attended worship whenever he could. Glen had a quiet sense of humor that I admired. He served his country well, even though he did not like being honored--"others did more than I did in the war". A remarkable man who will be missed

  • belleville
  • IL
Kathy Tiedemann said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 9:41 AM

Lennis and Family, So sorry to hear about the passing of Glenn. We had many good times when Glenn would eat super with us on Wednesday nights. I will miss him dearly!!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Bob Lewallen said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 8:23 AM

A very dear friend who, through the years, I always felt like his family was part of my own family. I have so many warm and fun memories of times my mom, dad, sister and I spent with Glenn, Dorothy, Randy and Lennis (especially watching our parents play Tripoley!). He will be missed. Lennis, we are so deeply sorry for the loss of your wonderful dad. You are in our thoughts. Bob Lewallen and family

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Mary Donley said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2021 at 10:10 AM

Glenn hired me as the very first part-time teller at First Natl. Bank in 1975. I always had tremendous respect for Glenn, and he never forgot that he and I changed the trend at FNB. My sympathy to Linnis and family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mary Beth Lee said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2021 at 8:18 PM

My sympathy to Lennis & family. I enjoyed many visits with Glenn the last 18 months. He was a very special person.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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