THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Keith V. Holmquist
Issue Date: November 21, 2019
Keith V. Holmquist, 82, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, 2019 at Rennes Health Care Center-East in Peshtigo.
Born Feb. 1, 1937 in Trenary, Mi., to Carl and Kathleen (Kiser) Holmquist, he graduated from Trenary High School in 1955 and served in the United States Navy where he attained the rank of 2nd Class Pipefitter and was honorably discharged in 1962. He married the former Dorothy Mariin on June 13, 1959 at Eben Junction, Mi. and she preceded him in death on April 7, 2016.
From 1964 to 1969 he served an apprenticeship with the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters and obtained Journeyman Plumber's licenses from both Michigan and Wisconsin. He served on many offices and committees with Local 786 and was a life member of Local 111.
A longtime member of the M&M Antique Auto Club, he displayed his 1954 Chevy pickup truck, "Old Blue", at local car shows.
He is survived by a daughter, Annette (Joseph) Bronkhorst; a son, John Holmquist; a brother, Bruce Holmquist; two sisters-in-law, Ethel Holmquist and Ruth Holmquist; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; his grandparents; three brothers, Carl, Jr., Gordon and Eugene Holmquist; two sisters, Neola Juntanen and Thelma (Robert) Carlson and an aunt, June Kiser Short.
Friends called at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Monday, Nov. 18 from noon until time of a Memorial Service at 1 p.m., with Pastor Duncan Ross officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee. Memorials can be made in his name to North Shore Church Building Fund in Menominee.