Elmer Holsinger


Elmer William Holsinger, 69, of Strawberry, died, June 28, 2001, in Strawberry. He was born May 17, 1932, in Rochester, Pa.

Mr. Holsinger moved to Arizona in 1935. He was a Navy veteran and served in the Korean War, where he received a Meritorious Mast award. He worked at Allied Signal as an aerospace industrial engineer for 35 years before he retired.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pine and the Masonic Lodge, and he was a past president of the Pine-Strawberry Improvement Association.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Wiladene, of Strawberry; one daughter, Sheryl, of Phoenix; one son, Craig, of Avondale; mother, Mary, of Phoenix, one sister, Thelma, of Scottsdale; and four grandchildren, Alyson, Erin, Gary and Daniel all of Phoenix.

Visitation and services were held July 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pine Ward.

Interment was in Pine Cemetery.

Donations may be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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