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This Caring Bridge is for a Tribute to the life of Zachary Glen Holder
Zachary Glen Holder Age 34, of Fowler, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021 in Rensselaer.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 7 p.m. (EST) Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Stitz-Clapper Funeral Home of Remington.
I still can't believe I am writing this. I have woken up every morning since November 11th hoping wishing and praying that time had somehow gone backwards while I was sleeping and we could have changed things, But that is not the case and God called you home and what a beautiful home I can imagine it is! The day we found out you passed I talked with Peyton and Jada and we drew some pictures of what daddy might be seeing in Heaven and if it's anything like they imagined it sounds pretty great!! Movies, Popcorn, chips, sunshine, beaches, jumping on the trampoline and lots of signs telling you how much they love you and miss you and lots of hearts and some beautiful colors! I promise you they will remember you and they will hold you in their hearts forever. We will always talk about you and they will hold on to all the things they remember about you and how amazing of a daddy you were to them!
I am not really sure how to write one of these. I have read others that were done so beautifully and now here I sit trying to do right by you! And it's snowing again so I know you're here! Yes you were my cousin but I Always considered you a brother. I even called you my brother to friends and I consider your babies my niece and nephew. I was just Aunt Kia. We were family, I remember growing up together me, Karie and you. The 3 of us caused some trouble i'm sure and had a bond like no other. If we could just go back to Uncle Mark and Aunt Debs front porch and play a little hockey again man I'd give anything for that and I know you would too! I think we will have to find some hockey sticks and pucks and teach Peyton and Jada! Them vs me and Karie I bet they win!!
Zachary was born June 23, 1987 in Glenwood Springs, CO to Lisa Holder. Zachary was the first boy grand baby and having 4 uncles and a grandpa he quickly became everyone's buddy. Zachary was an ornery little fella and he was cute as a button and didn't know a stranger. He had a laugh that could fill a room and a smile like sunshine! I would say Zachary was blessed with many "Bonus" Dads and Moms to be honest. So many people cared so much about him and were an essential part of his upbringing and his life to this day. He was our silly funny boy that will be forever missed.
Zachary lived in Remington for a large portion of his life he attended school at Remington Elementary and he went to Tri-County Junior Senior High School but did not graduate from Tri-County as he ended up moving to Warsaw, OH and finished school there and is a 2006 graduate of Riverview High School in Warsaw, Ohio. Zach also graduated from the building trades program that was offered at Riverview as a skilled journeyman . Upon graduation Zachary moved back to Indiana and has resided in the Remington and Fowler area since.
After graduation Zachary was a skilled journeyman in building trades but he also had some other desires in life. He loved farming and he loved diesel trucks! Zachary spent some time working for Federer Farms in Wolcott and he always enjoyed his time working on the farm and one day hoped to get back to that type of work. But most recently Zachary had been focusing on what some might call the family trade. Zachary worked at M&H Fleet Services, Inc in Wolcott, a family business run by his uncle Mark. Zachary was learning the ins and outs of Diesel engines and trucks. Diesel trucks have always been a constant in the Holder family. Zach had a great love and passion for them and wanted to be like his Grandpa and uncles who had also followed in the diesel trade footsteps.
More than anything Zachary enjoyed being a father to his children Peyton age 7 and Jada age 6 Zach would do absolutely anything for them and he loved spending time with them playing outside watching movies and swimming in the summer. Zach also enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting in Ohio and in Indiana.
Zachary was caring, kind, loyal and funny. He would help just about anyone. And he could almost always make you laugh when you needed to laugh! Zachary loved his family even through the ups and downs Family is Family and Zachary loved us all!!!
He volunteered sometimes helping at the Open Arms Food Pantry in Fowler. He also volunteered some of this time helping his aunt and cousins with some projects throughout the years in the Wolcott Psi Iota Xi. And he helped his cousins with the Tri-County Elementary schools PTO Winter Carnival for several years.
Surviving are Zachary's children Peyton Holder age 7 and Jada Holder age 6 both of Fowler IN: his parents, Chester and Lisa Green of Warsaw, OH; a sister, Tori Williams (Joe) of Coshocton, OH; a brother, Ty Holder of Warsaw, OH and a nephew, Luke Williams.
Also surviving is his Grandmother Mary Holder of Fowler IN, Uncle Mark & Aunt Deb Holder of Wolcott IN, Uncle Jeff Holder of West Lafayette, Aunt Kim Holder of Fowler IN, Uncle Mike and Aunt Mary Holder of Remington IN, and Uncle Dwayne Holder of West Lafayette IN. As well as many fun and caring cousins who considered him a brother instead of a cousin and many 2nd cousins who considered him an uncle.
Preceding him in death is his grandfather, Ralph Holder and Great Grandparents Glen and Martha Briles.