Richard L. Holsan |

Richard L. Holsan

Richard L. Holsan, 76, of Palisade passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at his home.

He was born March 15, 1940, in Grand Junction the son of Robert and Edna (Mead) Holsan. Richard graduated from Central High School and attended Mesa College. He entered the United States Army from 1962 to 1965. He had also lived in Glenwood Springs and Silt, CO.

During his working career he was a professional land surveyor. His interests included playing golf, riding motorcycles and enjoying time outdoors.

Survivors include a son, Jason, and his wife Renee Holsan of Grand Junction; a daughter Denise Holsan of Ft. Collins, CO.; grandchildren Kayla and Owen Holsan; brothers Gary (Linda) Holsan of Thayne, Wyoming, and Kent (Vickie) Holsan of Clifton, CO; and a sister Myrna (Bruce) Smith of Mesa, Co. He was previously married to Ellen Holsan.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 29, 2016, at 11:30 AM at Martin Mortuary. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery with military honors.

His death has left sadness with Family and Friends, but the memories light the path ahead.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors or Central High School Athletic Department.

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