Jeffrey "Jeff" J. Holland

April 24, 1976February 6, 2021
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Jeffrey “Jeff” J. Holland, 44, of Peoria Heights passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at his home.

He was born on April 24, 1976 in Peoria to Gerald and Linda (Dotta) Holland, he married Maggie Keith on September 13, 2008 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his parents; three daughters, Alli, Marley, and Avery Holland; one sister, Niki (Josh) Favus; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Janet Dotta.

A loving and devoted husband, father, son, and brother, Jeff loved taking his girls to parks for walks, going to amusement parks, and hiking at Forest Park Nature Center. He loved listening to music, drawing, helping his girls with art projects, and collecting guns. He also had a passion for collecting Hot Wheels cars, detailing vehicles, and playing frisbee golf. He enjoyed cooking for his family and often could be found at his grill with a beer.

Jeff loved spending time with friends, sharing a laugh, and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Funeral services will be on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Pastor Craig Hislope will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to CEFCU for an account established for his girls.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 12, 2021


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Cathy & Bruce Johnson

February 13, 2021

We were so saddened to read of Jeff’s
passing. His grin is exactly the same as when he was a toddler. We have so many happy memories shared with Jerry, Linda,
Jeff, & Nicole many years ago. Please know we’re keeping your entire family in our thoughts & prayers. May your treasured memories comfort your saddened hearts.

Backpacker Brooks Gargiulo

February 12, 2021

"The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness." [John Muir]

Remember receiving many long nights chatting in the old yard with Jeff as if time would never end and we had forever.

I just walked up to the guy & never had to guess, think or know if he was your friend; he just was--and that's him--a good man.

"Jeff to receiving"..."Jeff.." This night will be a good night, everyone thought to themselves.

"Have a good one man." Often what he would say, parting ways.

The winter football games, the jeep and Summer Camp...a peaceful mind...Jeff worked to always make it a good day.

And now he is on his way with nothing else I can think of or say, but he has what he needs, and it will be a good day.

Return to Mother Earth and the Heavens...migwetch, gi za gin.

Missy Meadows

February 11, 2021

I live in the Murray Building where Jeff most recently worked. He was a bright light and a joy and would do anything he could to help. I looked forward to the days my dog Leo and I would hang out in the office at lunch so he and Finley could play. I will greatly miss Jeff. He has three amazing beautiful girls that will continue to shine bright just like their dad.

I’m thinking of you Niki and family!!

Renee Blunier

February 11, 2021

I met Jeff back in the mid 90s through mutual friends . Last time I saw him was just a few months ago when him and his wife were buying a vehicle from where I work . I told him that day my fondest memory of him was him getting a kick out of gluing quarters to a friends kitchen floor and watching people through the night try to pick them up . He sure did make people laugh. RIP Jeff.

Becky Roling

February 10, 2021

I was so saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. I taught all 3 of his girls in kindergarten. He was so involved with everything they did. I know they loved their dad deeply and will miss him terribly. It breaks my heart! Prayers and hugs to Maggie and the girls.
Becky Roling

Rachel Huette

February 10, 2021

I worked with Jeff at Enterprise in Pekin. He was such a kind man and such a hard worker! Always talking to me about grilling and cars and his family. He was such a great person and my condolences to his wife and their family. May he Rest In Peace.

Michael Storck

February 10, 2021

Worked with Jeff at Enterprise. Hard worker, great guy. RIP

Jocelyn Nave

February 10, 2021

Jeff started as a neighbor, turned quickly into a friend and then became part of our family. We created so many amazing memories and Jeff truly would do anything for you. He is one of a kind and we will miss you

Kathleen Allen

February 10, 2021

My husband and I were very sad to read of Jeff's passing. We had the pleasure of working with Jeff in the first play we wrote and directed at Peoria Heights High School. We can still see him up on the stage in the disco skit; he was hilarious. Please accept our condolences on his passing. We will always remember him fondly.

Kathy and Mark Allen

Alisha White

February 10, 2021

I saw Jeff almost daily with his girls at the bus stop and he always made it a point to wave. Our girls go to school together. He is one of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure of meeting. The whole family is in my thoughts and prayers ❤️