Leroy A. Holm

Leroy A. Holm

Leroy A Holm, 81, Philadelphia, Mo., passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Sunset Home in Quincy, Ill.

Leroy was born Nov. 12, 1937, in Quincy, the son of H.A. Walter Holm  and Lillian (Durk) Holm. He married Cindy Copenhaver on July 8, 1989. She survives.

Other survivors include daughters, Kathy Dancer, Susie Maas (Larry), Jeanne Allen and Sharon Labroo, all of Quincy; Amy Drescher (Jay), Franklin Tenn.; and Amber McLeod of Palmyra, Mo., a son, James McLeod, Palmyra;  his sisters, Joyce Brewington (Robert), Smithfield, N.C.; and Judy Gragg, Quincy; a brother, Delbert Holm, Quincy; grandchildren, Sam Dancer (Jennifer) and Max Dancer, Lindsay Cruz (Eric), Jacob Maas (Shelby), Zachary Maas (Stephanie), Brandy Cottrell (James), Marlee, Andy and Erik Labroo, Joe Drescher, Madeline Boswell (Jack), Taylor Galadyk (Matt) and Austin, CJ, James and Jerid McCleod, as well as seven great-grandchildren with two more expected in the spring. He is also survived by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Leroy attended St. James Lutheran School and graduated from Quincy High School.

He achieved the rank of major in the Illinois National Guard and retired after 20 years of service. 

He began his trade after high school in the machine shop and then as an apprentice machine/pattern maker alongside his dad at Gardner Denver. Leroy co-owned Sass Brothers until 1983 and retired from Midwest Pattern and Machine in 2000.

His many hobbies included hunting, fishing and shooting, and he cherished spending time with his kids and grandchildren.

Leroy was of the Christian faith.

A graveside service with full military rites by Boots-Dickson Post #174, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post, #174 Boots Dickson

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.

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