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Mr. Karl W. Holm Obituary


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“I have never known the world without Karl being in it. Such a wonderful man. Barb and Mark, may your wonderful memories of him bring you comfort and...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Stacey McCarthy - San Francisco, CA

“Door County will never be the same without you, Karl. We have been friends and neighbors for 30 years. Ernst, Rob, and you were always working on the...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Kris and Rob Villari

“My relationship with Karl and Barb went all the way back to 1985 or so, when we start our business relationship. Karl was always so kind and gentle...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: David Jones - Tampa, FL - friend

“My condolences to the Holm family, you are in my prayers. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Greg Sandlund - Chicago, IL

“may you find comfort in knowing we are thinking of you at his time - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family - our deepest sympathy ...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: joe and gwen duncan - tampa , FL

“may you find comfort in knowing we are thinking of you at his time - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family - our deepest sympathy ...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: joe and gwen duncan - tampa , FL

“So many great memories here on the point and in Chicago he will be missed by all of us. Rest in Peace. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Dave & Pat Sandlund - WI

“Barb & Mark, Our hearts go out to you...you're in our thoughts and prayers....And Karl, my friend, so many memories, so many good times....you...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Tim & Chris - Lutz, FL

“Our office always enjoyed seeing Karl and Barbara. Karl was such a special friend to me. And, always, so nice to all of us. We will miss him.. I...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: David Jones - Tampa, FL - Friend

“A class act fellow, who was always an interesting conversationalist. He shall be missed by all. RIP ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry & Janice - Oldsmar, FL

“oh how sad you lost your best friend. Our hearts are aching for you. Karl was a good man, always willing to help. Our condolences to Mark as well ...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Richard/Gert Abele - Tampa, FL

“I don't remember a summer of my life without Mr.Holms in it. In Door County, our neighbors become friends and lifelong friends turn to family. You...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Courtney Villari - Oak Park, IL

“Karl was part of our Door County family. This summer we experienced the cottage without him for the first time in 30 years. But now i see that Karl...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Danielle Villari Swets - Oak park, IL

“Dad My father, my friend, my mentor, my rock. The one person I have tried to live my life in a manor that would make him proud. How does one...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Holm - Tampa, FL - Son

“Karl, I always enjoyed talking to you when I called for Barbara which wasn't that often. You are going to be so missed by all. Love Susan ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Susan Demas - Tampa, FL - Friend


Karl W.Holm, 74 of Tampa passed away, Wednesday, February 6, 2013 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Born (March 22, 1938) and raised in Chicago, Karl attended the University of Illinois and graduated from Chicago Technical College in 1960 with a degree in Architectural Engineering. He moved to Tampa in 1968 and worked as a Product Manager for the Celotex Corporation for many years. After leaving the corporate world, he and Barbara were able to spend many summers at their cottage in beautiful Door County, Wis. Karl is survived by his wife (and best friend) of 47 years, Barbara, his son Mark, daughter-in-law, Barbara and granddaughter Zoe, and his beloved yellow lab, Jesse. Karl proudly served his country in the US Navy as Lt. (JG) Navigator aboard the USS Rainier (AE-5). Per his request there will be no service. Final interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. A good husband, a good father, and just a very good man, we will miss him very much. The family welcomes friends and neighbors to the house for a memorial gathering on Saturday, February 23 from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the USO, PO Box 96860, Washington, DC, 20087-7677 (USO.org) or to Lifepath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609 (Lifepath-Hospice.org).