John W. Holmes
He lived in Austin, Minn., for 32 years and in West Lafayette for 16 years, before returning to Rossville in April.
On Dec. 10, 1941, he married Elizabeth Larsen in Champaign, Ill. She lives in Duluth, Minn. He married Lucy "Jackie" Scott on Sept. 23, 1976. She lives in Lebanon, Ind.
He served in the Army Air Corps from 1941 until 1945, during World War II. He was a navigator with the 64th Troop Carrier Group, serving in North Africa and Italy.
Surviving are his wife, Lucy "Jackie" Scott Holmes; three sons, John "Mike" Holmes of Duluth, Minn., Rans Holmes of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Steve (Sali) Holmes of Rochester, Minn.; three daughters, Anne (David) Karakatsoulis and Kathy Holmes, both of Duluth, and Peggy Holmes of Pinole, Calif.; two stepsons, Sam (Barbara) Scott of Farmington Hills, Mich. and Michael (Sheila) Scott of Plano, Texas; and a stepdaughter, Kandi (Mike) Caldwell of Lebanon, Ind.; a sister, Leah Martin of Lakehills, Texas; seven grandchildren, Miriam Rittmaster, Gabe Holmes, Eli Holmes, Nick Karakatsoulis, Sophie Karakatsoulis, Bernard Holmes and Heather Holmes; three step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Mikaela Rittmaster; five step-great-grandchildren; cousin, Joe (Floris M.) Petty of Terre Haute, Ind.; former spouse, Elizabeth J. Holmes, Duluth, Minn.