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“I am from Dr. Holba's Dentist Office.I will miss Mike coming in for his appointments & seeing him & Doc hug. I thought this was so wonderful. You...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Lynn Romaniak - Tinley Park, IL

“To the family of Michael Holba. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May the fond memories of your loved one and the peace of God guard your heart as you...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Patricia Thomas

“Deepest condolences to the Holba family. Mike was one of the greats. Always enjoyed his visits to our Aramark location in Appleton, WI ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Sharon Frahm - Appleton, WI

“Our condolences to the Holba family. Mike was such a nice man, always had a smile on his face and always said hello to you.Mike and Carolyn Dornbos ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“I always appreciated Mr. Holba's big laugh and fun personality. He was a great family man. ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Shawn McCarthy - Minooka, IL

“With sadness in our hearts to learn of Mikes passing. Fond memories of Mike. Our Love and prayers to Sue and her family. From Frank and Luella Giaimo ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: Frank Giaimo - Lombard, IL

“I worked with Mike for over 15 years, he was always pleasant & had an encouraging word to say. He always spoke highly of his family. He will be...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Lisa Walker - chicago, IL

“So sorry for you loss, sending my love and prayers for the Holba (and extended) family. ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Denise Jayne

“My heart goes out to you and your family. Mike was a wonderful, thoughtful and kind man and he will truly be missed by all. Sending love and...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Aunt Carole Drzewiecki - Utica, IL

“My heart goes out to you and your family. Mike was a wonderful, thoughtful and kind man and he will truly be missed by all. Sending love and...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Aunt Carole Drzewiecki

“Mike is one of the best people I have known and worked with in my career. I knew him for 25 years and loved him. Just a wonderful person and will be...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Kenny Cohen - Hinsdale, IL

“You're in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Aunt Nancy's Child Care Aunt Nancy's - IL

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13 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“I was fortunate to spend several weeks working with Mike on some projects. His sole goal was to help make things better for his market centers and...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Joyce Gallagher

“It was my privilege to have worked for Mike for about 10 years. He was a good man in every sense and a man who loved his family above all else. My...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Dawn Wilson - Mokena, IL

“To the Holba Family, my sincere condolences on the passing of Mike. Prayers for all. I went to St. Felicitas with Mike. It was a great school and...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Jan Edgeworth Cardelli - IL

“Heaven has gained another Angel. Mike was a good husband, father, Papa and friend. My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow, but I will...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Diana Pierce - South Elgin, IL

“To a wonderful man and a calming influence to all around him. I feel lucky to have worked along side of Mike and to see how well he treated others. ...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Michael Lowe - Hinsdale, IL

“My heart is sorry to know that a my friend and long time supervisor is no longer with us. I have many fond memories of Mr. Mike Holba and just to...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Lynnette Delaney - Chicago, IL

“Praying God holds you close and helps you through this hard time.Mike is going to make a great angel! ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Theresa &Nelson Hart - IL

“So sorry for the family....Mike was a wonderful man ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Joanna Roat - New Lenox, IL

“Mike was quick to befriend us when we were new to the Mokena community. He was a strong encourager and supporter of our sons' athletic careers in...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Ernie & Diana Schutt - Wimberley, TX

“Mike was one of those people that if you never met him, you missed out in life. His face would light up every time he mentioned his grandchildren ...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Warren Smith - Washington, MO

“Holba family, my sincerest of condolences. Mike gave me my start and taught me the value of hard work. I always will remember him. Rest In Peace Mike...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: joe Yates - Plainfield, IL


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MICHAEL J. HOLBA

"God Bless our best friend, our rock, our hero, husband and dad."

Age 64, of Mokena, passed away Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at his home in Mokena.

Mike is survived by his loving family, wife, Susan Holba (Drzewiecki), children, Kelly (David) Hartman, Brian (Megan) Holba, siblings, Maryann (Michael) Leimbach, Patricia Pierce, Theresa (Steven) Spearson, grandchildren; better known as "Papa's Team", Kyle Hartman, Noah Hartman, Coldyn Holba, Brentyn Holba and Trecyn Holba.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph & Marie Holba (Moran) and brother-in-law James Pierce.

Mike was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mokena. He was a former Coach of the Mokena Burros and a longtime Illinois Sports Official.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral service, Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 with prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 AM and then to St. Mary Catholic Church, 19515 S. 115th Avenue, Mokena, IL 60448 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society would be greatly appreciated. For information www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-485-3200.

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