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Donald Holsted

April 5, 1928 ~ April 3, 2020 (age 91)

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Donald L. Holsted, age 91, town of Crystal Lake, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Montello Care Center.  Don was born in Chicago, IL on April 5, 1928 to Harley and Alice (Schutz) Holsted.  He valiantly served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1946 until 1951.  Don married Garnet Allen on August 27, 1950 in Hampshire, IL; together they settled in the Budsin/Crystal Lake area in 1969.  Garnet preceded Don in death on September 28, 2009.

Don was a lifelong barber, owning and operating Sportsmen’s Barber Shop in Westfield for over 40 years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing as well as gardening.  Don was a proud member of the Westfield VFW for almost 40 years.  He had the gift to be able to converse with anyone and his unique personality will be missed.

Don is survived by his son, Stephen (Kim) of Neshkoro and daughter, Marge Crone of Green Bay as well as four grandsons: Clinton (Ann) Ackman, Matthew (Kelly) Ackman and Johann Holsted and Zachary (Erika) Holsted as well as three great-grandsons: Cooper and Chandler Ackman and Ethan Holsted with another great-grandchild expected in September.  Don is also survived by son-in-law, Bill Kyser and sister, Laura Dean as well as sisters-in-law: Mary Allen and Vi Bishop.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Gail Kyser, son-in-law, Stan Crone and former son-in-law, Tim Ackman as well as three brothers and one sister.

No services will be held.  He will be laid to rest at the Tagatz-Matz Cemetery.  Memorials in Don’s name would be appreciated to ThedaCare Hospice or Agrace Hospice.

Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family.



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