Chris A. Holthaus

Chris A. Holthaus

Chris Holthaus

Chris A. Holthaus, 60, of Seneca died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City. After a three-week battle with cancer, he went home to be with his Lord.

He was born on Nov. 4, 1956, the youngest son of Carl and Rosemary (Olberding) Holthaus in Seneca. He attended Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School and the Seneca Public School. He graduated in 1974 from Nemaha Valley High School. Chris attended NEK Vo-Tech in Atchison in the electrical program, and Pittsburg State Technical program for electrical motor repair. He then worked for Radig Electric in Emporia. While attending a Christian youth event at Kansas State University, he met Cathy Sheahan. They were married on Feb. 21, 1981, in Beloit. Together, they have seven children.

Chris was preceded in death by his infant son, Caleb Daniel; his parents; and a brother, Gene Holthaus.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy of Seneca; children — Kara Holthaus of Leseburg, Va., Derek (Breanna) Holthaus of Tonganoxie, Jordan Holthaus of Pittsburgh, Pa., David Holthaus of Olathe, Nik Holthaus of Highland, and Katy Holthaus of Tonganoxie; brother, Mark (Joyce) Holthaus of Seneca; sisters, Marian (Ray) Rottinghaus of Seneca, Maxine (Terry) Rice of Horton, and Stella (Frank) Pella of Tecumseh, Neb.; sister-in-law, Karen Holthaus of Seneca; and five grandchildren, Isaiah, Elijah, Roman, Justus and Penny Holthaus.

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the NorthRidge Church in Sabetha. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the NorthRidge Church in Sabetha. Interment will be made at the Seneca Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be written out to the Chris Holthaus Scholarship for people pursuing a career as an electrician, sent in care of Popkess Memorial Chapel, 814 Castle, Seneca, KS 66538.

The Sabetha Herald 8/23/2017


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