Ernest Holdren

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Ernest Holdren01/28/1969
Services for Ernest Bill Holdren, 25 who died Tuesday, January 28, 1969 at Veterans Hospital in Iowa City of Malignant Lymphoma, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Evans-Arlington Chapel in Knoxville.
Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery.

Mr. Holdren, a former Army sergeant was discharged with a service-connected disability in 1966 after serving six years in the service, including duty in Vietnam and South America.

Survivors include his wife, Shangri La; a daughter, Dawn, a son, Troy, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Holdren of Knoxville; two brothers, Dennis Holdren of Rosebud, MO, Dwight Holdren of Knoxville and three sisters, including Mrs. Eugene Tokheim of Des Moines, Doris Martin of Los Angeles, CA, and Betty Flanders of Attica, IA.
Knoxville Journal Clipping:

Military Rites for Bill Holdren Funeral services for Ernest Bill Holdren, who died Jan. 28 at the VA Hospital in Iowa City, were held Feb. 1 from Evans Arlington Chapel with Elder Ray Briggs officiating.

Burial was in Graceland Cemetery with military honors accorded by Iowa National Guard. Members of the Guard served as casketbearer.

Mrs. Guy Anderson, organist, accompanied James Kidder, soloist. Ernest Bill, son of Arnold and Marie Holdren, was born May 2, 1943 in Knoxville. He was united in marriage to Sandi May of Knoxville on Oct 8, 1962.

He enlisted on Jan. 25, 1962 and served in the Army Signal Corps for seven years. He was stationed in South America and also saw combat duty in Vietnam. He was medically retired with full benefits.

He is survived by his wife, Sandi; two children, Dawn Kelleen and Troy William; his parents; two brothers, Dennis of St. Louis, Mo., and Dwight of Knoxville; three sisters, Mrs. Doris Martin of Van Nuys, Calif.; Mrs Betty Flanders of Attica, and Mrs. Barbara Tokheim of Des Moines; and great-grandfather Ernest Safris of Dallas.