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Obituary: Arnold Holzhaus, Columbus

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Arnold Holzhaus, 81, of Columbus, died at 9:58 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Greenwood.

Mr. Holzhaus retired in 1992 after 33 years with Cummins Engine Company where he was an electrical engineer. He enjoyed being an amateur pilot, was a member of the AOPA Pilot Association, the American Legion, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Society of Professional Engineers and First Lutheran Church. He was an Army Veteran.

He was a 1959 graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology and was inducted into the Eta Kappa Nu Association in recognition of his excellent scholarship.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry Isbell officiating. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street and from noon until service time Saturday at the church. Cremation is planned following the service. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Garland Brook Mausoleum with military honors provided by Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 2525 Illinois Street, Columbus, IN 47201.

Online condolences may be sent to Arnold's family at

Mr. Holzhaus was born in Lithuania, April 28, 1932, the son of Adolf and Anna Henkel Holzhaus.

Survivors include his sister, Edith Rupkalvis of Western Springs, IL; nephews, Jonas Rupkalvis of Northbrook, IL, and Richard Rupkalvis, MD of Colorado Springs, CO; a great-niece, Riley Rupkalvis; and triplet great-nephews, Jack, Logan and Troy Rupkalvis, all of Colorado Springs, CO.

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