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Willis B Holtwick, age 85, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away Monday, February 17 at John Knox Village Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am at Terrace Lake United Methodist church, located at 4500 Red Bridge Road on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 10:00am. Graveside service will be held at Wellsville, KS Cemetery following luncheon.
Willis was born in Princeton, KS the son of Jasper Lineaus and Ruth Anna (Geringer) Holtwick. Willis graduated from Wellsville, KS High School in 1952. Willis married his high school girlfriend Margot Elaine Miller in 1953. Willis attended the University of Kansas and graduated in 1956.
Willis was an electrical engineer, moved to Kansas City and worked for CAC in Lee’s Summit, Collins Radio in California, Torotel of Grandview, MO and Hisonic of Olathe, KS, where he designed electrical devices for decades.
Willis was a member of Terrace Lake United Methodist Church, where he was an active member of the Men’s Group and was Treasurer. He enjoyed putting on the Valentines Day dinner and program every year. Willis had a big sense of humor and had a joke to go with every conversation. He enjoyed singing and reciting poetry.
Willis is survived by his wife Margot, daughter Janice (Holtwick) Rehg and husband Eddy Rehg of Plano, TX, grandson Daniel Rehg, his wife Brittney Rehg, great-grandson’s Caleb and Ethan of Midland, TX, grandson Thomas Rehg of Galveston, TX, 2 nieces and 3 nephews and several cousins
Willis was well loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Terrace Lake United Methodist Church, John Knox Village Hospice and the American Cancer Society.