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“Karen, you and your family are in my thoughts at this time. I just heard the news about Eddie and I am sorry for your loss. I like the comment in...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Zenk - Merrill, WI - Family

“Karen, and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I alwaysed enjoyed talking to Eddie, was so full of life and funny. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Karen Packett

“Karen, I am saddened by your losses of your husband and sister. Very sorry for you and your family. Prayers for peace and healing. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Doug

“Karen, Tara and family, we were so so so sad to hear about Eddies passing. What a great guy and wonderful neighbor. He would have done anything for...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“I worked with Eddie back in the day at 4X. Great guy with a great sense of humor. You can't remember Eddie without smiling. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Dennis Le Mere - Appleton

“Sorry to hear about your loss sending prayers Travis moon and family ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: A friend


Eddie L. Holmes, age 74, of Appleton, passed away at home with family at his side on Saturday, August 5, 2017. He was born on August 18, 1942 in Brookshire, Texas to the late Inez and Amy Lee (Moore) Holmes. Eddie was a Texas Cowboy who fell in love with Wisconsin, he always felt more at home here because of the friendly people. Eddie was known for his hobby of talking to people; he could strike up a conversation with anyone and made so many friends. Eddie was also a local BBQ Master, over the many years he perfected his secret recipe - and it will never be revealed! Above all Eddie cherished his family, especially his grandchildren who gave him so much joy in life. Eddie will be greatly missed by his wife, Karen; his sisters, Ruby and Janice; his daughters, Tara Fitch and Renne Holmes; his grandchildren, Desmond Holmes, Destiny Holmes, David Fitch, PJ Fitch and Tootie Holmes. He is further survived by other relatives and many friends too numerous to list but never forgotten. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Charlie Holmes and his three brothers and four sisters. Services will be held in private for Eddie’s family. They only ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Eddie’s name. Online condolences can be made at www.wichmannfargo.com.