Eddie Frank Holik Sr.

October 31, 1928July 3, 2013

Eddie Frank Holik Sr., 84, joined his Lord and Savior in Heaven on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at his home surrounded by family. A service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wall Brethren Church. Reverend Tommy Tallas will be officiating. Burial will be in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Friday, July 5, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Johnson’s Funeral Home. Eddie was born on October 31, 1928 in Rowena, Texas to Frank and Albina Ripple Holik. He met the love of his life, Elsie Dusek—who preceded him in death in 2006—at a Wall Brethren Church Convention. They were married on July 30, 1950 at the Taylor Brethren Church. They settled in the Wall community where they began a farming life together which lasted almost 56 years. Eddie was a member of the Wall Brethren Church, in which he served as an Elder and chaired the Harvest Festival BBQ Committee for many years. Blessed with a large family and many friends, Dad shared his love of cooking and hospitality with his loved ones at every opportunity, especially lunches each Sunday after church. These get-togethers also included dove cookouts, fish fries, sausage-making, and playing dominoes. He also loved to spend time fishing, hunting, and attending sporting events that his kids and grandkids participated in. Survivors include his children Albina Phillips and husband Jim of Carrollton, Texas; Eddie Holik, Jr. and wife Brenda of Veribest; Benny Holik and wife Marilyn; Linda Miller and husband David; Adolph Holik and wife Gayla; John Holik and wife Kim; Becky LaBedelle and husband Ronnie all of Wall. Grandchildren James Phillips, III and wife Letitia of McKinney, TX; Matt Phillips and wife Leslie of West Hills, CA; Eddie (Trey) Holik, III of College Station; Elizabeth Odom and husband Christopher; Brian Holik and wife Mackenzie; Sarah Gallander and husband Sam; Jill Fisher and husband Travis; Susan Neal and husband Bryan all of San Angelo; Andrew and Shanna Holik; Rachel and Hannah Holik; Lance, Shawn, and Shane LaBedelle all of Wall. Great grandchildren Macqueleigh, Gunner, Axel, Aiva Phillips of McKinney, TX; Madison and Lola Phillips of West Hills, CA; Abigail and Nathan Holik of Eldorado, TX; Cason Odom; Brady Neal; Julianne Holik all of San Angelo. He is also survived by his sisters Albina Plagens and husband Milton and Marcella Carpenter, brother-in-law Adolph Riemenschneider and wife Anita; sister-in-law Wanda Holik, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Frank and wife Libby; Stanley and wife Ruby and Walter; sisters Libby Dusek and husband Henry and Georgia Riemenschneider; brother-in-laws Henry Ripple and wife Ann, Willie Dusek and wife Mary and Aaron Carpenter. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be his granddaughters, their spouses, his grandsons’ spouses and his great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Hospice of San Angelo for their loving care and attention. A special thanks goes to all of Dad’s caretakers. The family requests that memorials be made to Wall Brethren Church at P. O. Box 195, Wall, Texas 76957 or to Hospice of San Angelo at P. O. Box 471, San Angelo, Texas 76902. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2013

Eddie Frank Holik Sr.

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July 11, 2013

Wanted to express our deepest sympathy.
We are so sorry to hear about your Father passing. We know that you are going through a tough time and want you to know our thought and prayers are with you. God Bless Gus and Elaine Hinojosa

July 11, 2013

Holik Family, Wanted to express our deepest sympathy. Gus and I are so sorry to hear about your Father passing. We know that you are going through a tough time and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless
your family. Gus and Elaine Hinojosa

Tess Denton

July 8, 2013

My prayers are with the family. May God comfort you in this time of need. I remember Mr. Holik when he used to trade in Harry's Food Store on Twohig. He was my favorite customer. He'll be greatly missed. God Bless.

Teresa Stevens-Denton
WV Class of 1980

Genr and Hazel Chasak

July 6, 2013

So sorry to hear about Mr Holik. Hang onto memories

Brian May

July 5, 2013

Eddie Holik was a true family man who believed in hard work and would gladly feed any and all, who came to his table. He was a true servant of the Lord. His great attributes are exhibited in his entire family. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Stefanie Killam

July 5, 2013

Love you so much Uncle Eddie. Thank you for all the laughter throughout the years. I know you & Paw Paw are having a blast swapping stories and fishing now.