Zita Margaret Holterman, 81, of Westphalia, Mo., passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012, peacefully surrounded by her family at Capital Region Medical Center. She fought a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on October 16, 1930, in Rich Fountain, Mo., the daughter of the late Joseph and Christine M. Bauer Eisterhold. A graduate of Freeburg High School, she was married on May 19, 1954, in Rich Fountain, Mo., to Joseph Ferdinand Holterman with whom she shared 57 wonderful years. Mr. Holterman survives at the home. A devoted homemaker and mother of 10 children, she was employed in earlier years as the Pay Clerk for the former International Shoe Factory. Mrs. Holterman was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Mo.; St. Ann's Ladies Sodality; St. Joseph Quilting Club; Friendship Club; and the American Legion Auxiliary. Her greatest love was her family. She also enjoyed crocheting, canning, Farmer's Market, flowers, traveling, quilting, and was especially fond of dancing to German music. Other survivors include nine children, Pat Reinkemeyer, Jefferson City, Mo.; Gary (Debbie) Holterman, Kansas City, Mo.; Gerilynn (Fred) Gaines, Taos, Mo.; Paul (Karen) Holterman, Taos, Mo.; Kathy (John) Branson, Westphalia, Mo.; Doris (Steve) Voss, Linn, Mo.; Mark (Stacy) Holterman, Jefferson City, Mo.; Karen (Terry) Mebruer, Rich Fountain, Mo.; and Kristie (Andy) Haller, Rich Fountain, Mo.; 26 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Florentine (Norbert) Dill, Rich Fountain, Mo. She was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Holterman; one sister, Corona Wieberg; and one brother, Merwin Eisterhold. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Mark A. Smith officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Westphalia. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Friday, February 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 116, Westphalia, MO 65085. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Westphalia, is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at www.dulletrimble.com.
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