Edward C Holland Jr.

October 20, 1926May 15, 2018

Edward Charles Holland Jr. passed away in the early morning hours of May 15, 2018. Born in Iowa in 1926, the son of Edward C. Holland and Rose Rathman. Ed is survived by his wife of 66 years, Bonnie Lou Tieperman Holland, his children: Edward C. Holland III (Roxanne), Pamela Morris (Jim), Penny Mullen, and Denise Gibson (Eric). He had 10 treasured grandchildren: Jamie Morris Kherwald (Nick), Scott Morris (Amy), Rebecca Morris, Patrick Mullen (Jennifer), Katie Mullen Tateishe (Shaun), Brian Mullen (Robin), Bridgett Mullen Rivet (Jeff), Dr. Janie Gibson, Captain Holland Gibson, Sullivan Gibson, and step-granddaughter Leah Sawyer Stephens. He was the proud great grandfather of 6 children.

Ed graduated from Iowa State University as a Civil Engineer and worked for Standard Oil, Monsanto and Belcan. He and Bonnie lived in St. Louis for 51 years but recently moved to Montgomery, Alabama to live with his son.

Inquisitive and curious, Ed was particularly fascinated by clouds and thunderstorms; birds and butterflies; airplanes and baseball; cigars and beer; big band and ragtime music. A great day was one spent on the back patio, cigar in hand watching the world around him. He and Bonnie traveled extensively, loved each other deeply, and made life-long friends all over the world. Friends and family will never forget and we know that we will "see him on the big job." A celebration of life service will be held in St. Louis at a later date.


  • Bonnie Lou Tieperman Holland, Wife
  • Edward C. Holland III, Son
  • Roxanne Holland, Daughter-in-law
  • Pamela Morris, Daughter
  • Jim Morris, Son-in-law
  • Penny Mullen, Daughter
  • Denise Gibson, Daughter
  • Eric Gibson, Son-in-law
  • Edward C. Holland, Father
  • Rose Rathman, Mother
  • 10 Grandchildren
    6 Great Grandchildren

Edward C Holland Jr.

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Jeff Whithorn

May 29, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Ed and Bonnie at the jewelry store I worked at in Great Bend, Kansas. They were traveling through to visit Bonnie's parents in Hudson,Kansas. I serviced their watches, checked their jewelry and quickly became friends. My wife and I stayed at their house in 1993 when we were in the area for a bicycle race. We always enjoyed hearing about he and Bonnies adventures.


May 17, 2018

Mr. Holland Jr. brings to mind the words found in Ecclesiastes 3:12,13: "I have concluded that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good during their life, also that everyone should eat and drink and find enjoyment for all his hard work. It is the gift of God." He took pride in his work and loved his family deeply. May the treasured memories shared bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. My deepest condolences go out to Mrs. Holland and family. He will be missed.