HOWARD — Lewis M. Holdren II, 56, died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born April 18, 1952, in Mount Vernon to Lewis M. and Dortha (Elliott) Holdren. On Dec. 4, 1976, he married Barbara J. Frye. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 199 and enjoyed spending his time hunting, golfing, and playing with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Holdren of Howard; his mother, Dortha Holdren of Brinkhaven; daughters, Krista (Joseph) Ferini of Crestline and Rachel (Eric) Schlairet of Fredericktown; his son, Lewis M. Holdren III of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Anthony, Claudia, Lilly, Aubry and Mason; and sisters, Sandra Tibodeau of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Janice Skeen of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his father; Lewis.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery in Danville. Calling hours will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:45 p.m. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.