2102 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA 17701

Francis Michael “Mike” Holter October 9, 1945 - April 15, 2022

veteran funeral

Francis Michael “Mike” Holter died on Friday, April 15, 2022 at UPMC Williamsport with his niece Dawn Ranck by his side.

Mike was born October 9, 1945 in Lock Haven, the son of Josephine Severino Holter and Robert Holter.

Mike graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1963.  He joined the Air Force shortly after and was stationed in Japan and Viet Nam as a medic.  After returning home he went to Lock Haven State College earning a degree in Biology. He loved people, had a very dry sense of humor and had a passion for cooking and gardening.

He worked various jobs including as a health inspector, at Pizza City and managed Schwarz Paper and Paint store until he retired.

He is survived by his brother Robert (Linda) Holter, of Carlisle; two sisters, Patricia (Harvey) Grasso of Castro Valley, CA and Ann Herr of Lock Haven; many nieces and nephews.  Mike was predeceased by his parents and nephew Greg Holter.

He was a giving person who always wanted to help and treated his nieces and nephew like his own.

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the staff at Rose View Nursing Center who took amazing care of Mike.

At Mike’s request there will be no service and burial will be at the convenience of the family.


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    Peg Johnson says

    Ann and family I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy.

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      Gloria Gravel Young says

      Ann and family, so sorry for your loss. I have known Mike since we were very young. Best friend of Mike’s sister Ann. He was a kind and funny big brother as I knew him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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    Bill Marino says

    Ann, so sorry to hear about Michael. I’m livng in Mt Joy, PA.,and kind of lost touch with so many friends in LH & Renovo. Wishing you and your family blessings amid your sorrows.

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    Fran Decker says

    I first met Mike when he was the City of Lock Haven’s Health Officer. He was always helpful but what I remember most about him was his great sense of humor. He will be missed and remembered fondly by those who knew him. My condolences to Dawn and the rest of his family.

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    Heather Entz says

    My condolences to the family of Mike. I will always remember our good talks and laughs we had. He was always so appreciative of the care that I gave him and the time I spent with him. He made sure to always let me know that. I will miss you buddy and never forget you!

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If you so desire, donations can be sent to Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701 to assist with funeral costs or to Lycoming County SPCA, 2801 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.