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Nicholas Benjamin Holtz

• Updated May 12, 2019 at 5:07 PM

NORWALK — Nicholas Benjamin Holtz, 72, of Norwalk, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Nick was born on January 4, 1947 in Mt. Savage, Maryland. Nick's family moved to Norwalk from Pittsburgh when he was a young boy. He attended Norwalk High School.

Nick was a painter by trade and started his own business, Holtz Painting, in the early 90’s. He was a proud member of the Huron Co. Men’s Pool League, where he was captain for the Milan Wonder Bar team for decades. He enjoyed golf league at Sycamore Hills, both men’s and couples with his wife. He enjoyed playing cards and Yahtzee with his friends and family. Nick was an avid sports fan, cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Indians, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He looked forward to the "Super Bowl party" every year with his best friends. He truly loved attending his kids and grandkids sporting events and never missed a game. Nick loved to travel, going camping and fishing with family, and taking annual road trips with his wife Debi to the mountains. Their trips often, if not always, involved a stop at a casino. Most of all, Nick cherished time with his kids, grandkids, and his beloved wife.

Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Debi (nee Winchester); his daughter, Stacey (Jen) Oakley, his son, Eric (Mandy) Oakley, and his grandchildren, Leah, Brayson, Jack, Sawyer, and twin granddaughters Collins and Drew; Siblings Pam (Jim) Meyer, of Massillon, Mike (Dolly) Holtz, of Strongsville, and George Holtz, of Thomasville NC; many special nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and his oldest and dearest childhood friend, Roger Crisp.

Nick was preceded in death by his parents, George Holtz and Blanche (nee Maust) Gallegos, and his infant brother, George Stephen Holtz.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, May 15, from 3 p.m. until the time of services beginning at 6 p.m. at Walker Eastman Heydinger Funeral Home, 98 West Main, Norwalk. Rev. Brian Oglesbee will officiate. A private burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be directed to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, 44870. Condolences may be shared online at www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.

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