Abraham Holzmeister, 87, Salina, died Monday, June 10, 2019.

He was born Aug. 6, 1931, in rural Rush County to John and Susann (Herrman) Holzmeister. He attended grade school at Loretta Catholic School. The family moved to Quinter and he graduated from Quinter High School.

After high school, he worked at Boeing in Wichita. He worked at Western Auto Distribution Center in Salina for 15 years, managing the outlet store.  While working at Western Auto he attended night school at Marymount College, earning his bachelor of science degree in business. He managed the Dairy Queen on North Ninth and was service manager for Midwest Sewing for over 20 years, retiring in 2012. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1951. He served 20 years in the Navy, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring in 1971 as a chief ship serviceman.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, and served as Eucharistic Minister. He was a fourth-degree knight in Knights of Columbus, member of the Fleet Reserve Association, the DAV, Retired Enlisted Association and member of Veteran of Foreign Wars. He was known for always shaking hands with everyone he knew or met.  

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Pauline, of the home; his children, Abbie and Mike Lamb, Becky Holzmeister (Ken), Doris and Mark Shaw, Ed and Charlotte Holzmeister, and Don Holzmeister; a brother, Ed and Darlene Holzmeister; a sister, Josephine Kuntz; eight grandchildren, Andy, Angela, Dalton, Ashton and Lindsey Holzmeister, Andrea Hanslovan, Ian Shaw and Elizabeth Rodriguez; and four great-grandchildren, Augustus and Ammon Hanslovan and Ramona and Maia Shaw.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and their spouses, Sylvester and Genny, Arone and Joyce, Lawrence and Frances, Hubert and Elenora, and Arnold; a sister, Frieda and George Waldman; and brother-in-law, Nick Kuntz.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina; burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Salina with military honors.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, Salina.

A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina; burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Salina with military honors.

Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Cathedral in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent at www.carlsonfh.net.