William “Bill” Holderness


William (Bill) P. Holderness, 83, was received into the loving arms of Jesus surrounded by the love of his wife, his children, and grandchildren at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd on May 23, 2022.

Bill was born in Alhambra, California, on October 1, 1938, to Walter and Eleanor (Enos) Holderness. He was proud to have served in the US Army as a Military Policeman. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he worked for the Auto Club of Southern California for thirty years until he retired in 1992.

Bill loved to fish as well as all things outdoors. He enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and NASCAR races. Bill was also a devoted model car hobbyist, having built over three hundred model cars ranging from Formula One to NASCAR.

Bill is survived by his wife, Mari; and his children, Janet Thron, Mary Ann Harden, Billy, John and Matthew Holderness of California and Tara Stevens of Texas; his son-in-law Mike Thron and daughter-in-law Liesel; his grandchildren Nick, Lindsey, Megan, Kyle, Cory, Tifany, Ryan, and Kate; five great-grandchildren; brothers Robert and Alan and sisters-in-law, Donna and Holly.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Steve, and his beloved sister Janet.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 AM on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at All Saints Catholic Church in Brainerd, MN. Visitation will take place one hour prior to Mass and on Monday, May 30, 2022, from 5-7 pm at All Saints Catholic Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.

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