Jesse Leon Holder, 83, Fairfield

Jesse Leon Holder, 83, a resident of Fairfield, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2024 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Carol Holder, 2288 Marigold Blvd. Fairfield, Iowa 52556. Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Jesse was born April 27, 1941 in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Floyd and Lou Elsie (Burris) Holder. Jesse served his country in the United States Navy for 6 years as an aircraft mechanic. He married Carol Stevens, July 26, 1972 in Bowie, Texas. 

Jesse retired from Falco and owned and operated Holder’s Plumbing, Heating and Electric. He loved camping, woodworking, and mowing his yard. 

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Carol; children, Brian (Sheilah) Holder, Toni (Bill) Fosdyck, Reena Wickenkamp, and Tod (Tonya) Holder; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and four siblings. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, ten siblings, and one grandson. 

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