Alpha N.C. "Al" Holzhauser 1914 - 2007 St. Joesph
St. Joseph, Mo. - Memorial services for Alpha N.C. "Al" Holzhauser, 92, St. Joseph, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph. Private family inurnment will be at Bellemont Cemetery in Wathena, Kan. Mr. Holzhauser died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at his home.He was born April 18, 1914, in Wathena, the son of Charles and Edith Curley Holzhauser. He graduated from Wathena High School in 1934 and attended Baker University. Mr. Holzhauser was co-owner of Coachlight Enterprises and K & H Mobile Home Co. He was a member of King Hill Methodist Church and a charter member and past president of Eastside Optimist Club.He was a master craftsman and builder of muzzle-loading percussion and flintlock rifles. He was a member of the Grand River Muzzle Loader and Missouri Archeological societies. He became the first person in 100 years to shoot a deer with a black powder rifle in 1950. He enjoyed spending time with his family.He married Velma Louise Lear on May 7, 1938, in Lansing, Kan. She died Jan. 18, 2004. Mr. Holzhauser also was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Fred; and three sisters, Josephine Russell, Stella Holzhauser and Hazel Schubert.Survivors include a daughter, Lois Markley and husband Richard, Cleveland, Mo.; two grandchildren, Jill Louise Dickerson, Eudora, Kan., and Brian Markley, Overland Park, Kan.; and four great-grandchildren, Madeline Jean and Camille Marie Dickerson, and Jane Grace and Ella Louise Markley.The family will receive friends following the services until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.The family suggests memorials to Eastside Optimist Club of St. Joseph or a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the chapel, 3609 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506.