Sara V. Holtz
February 28, 1962 - April 25, 2021

Sara V. Holtz

Sara V. Holtz
Feb 28, 1962 - Apr 25, 2021

Sara V. Holtz

Graveside Service

1:00 PM
Greenwood Cemetery
1814 Lucas Street
Muscatine, IA, United States 52761
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Greenwood Cemetery
1814 Lucas Street
Muscatine, IA, United States 52761
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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Sara V. Holtz, 59, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at UnityPoint - Trinity Muscatine.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Greenwood Cemetery. Reverend Bruce Martin will officiate. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to do a good deed for a friend or neighbor in memory of Sara and her big heart. Online Condolences may be made at

Sara was born on February 28, 1962, in Muscatine, the daughter of Verl L. and Mary Etta Fulliam Holtz.

Sara graduated from Muscatine High School and attended Muscatine Community College. She worked at Walmart for over 30 years where she enjoyed visiting with all of the customers. Sara had the biggest heart and would help anyone. She was very detail oriented and never missed a special date, acknowledging them all. Sara enjoyed reading her books, watching her TV shows, and listening to her country music.

Those left to honor her memory include her sisters, Jinny Silberhorn and her husband, George, of Boone, Iowa, Kathleen Selleh and her husband, Joe, of Fountain Valley, California, Jane Rockell and her husband, Gary, of Zionsville, Indiana; eight nieces and nephews; 23 great nieces and nephews; and her longtime special friend, Kevin West.

Sara is preceded in death by her parents.


Valerie Hintermeister on May 4, 2021

Sarah was a good friend of mine in high school. She always had such a positive attitude about everything. I always looked for her line at Walmart so we could have a quick chat. I will miss her greatly.

Dena Farrar on Apr 29, 2021

I remember horse back riding with Sara in Branson one summer. I think we laughed the whole time. Sara was such a fun and nice person to be around.

teresa todd on Apr 29, 2021

I knew Sara through the West family as I grew up on the same street they lived on. She was such a happy hearted, friendly gal. Never saw her mad and always had a kind word. Few months ago went thru her line At Walmart shopping in Muscatine. Same Sara....Happy and friendly. RIP Sara.

Kristy Keith on Apr 28, 2021

Sarah and I started at Walmart about the same time period about 35 years ago.. We are just a little a bit apart. I just talked with her on Saturday at work. I am in shock that she is no longer with us. She was a very kind person who had a big heart. I knew her when my husband lived next door to her on Smalley. Loved her laugh. My prayers to her family and to Kevin. RIP Sara.

Virginia Rininsland on Apr 28, 2021

So very shocked to learn of Sara's passing, and so very sorry for your loss. I am the person who bought your family home back in 2001. Worked with Sara for over16 years
And one of my girls graduated with Sara. Even though I am no longer in the
house Sara and I always had lots of stories to share. She was such a cheerful person. I will be remembering her with a smile in my heart and praying for the family.

home on Smalley back in 2001, worked with Sara for over 16 years, and she was in high
school and graduated with one of my daughters. I will always remember
her cheerfulness and the many stories we shared.

Vickie Athas on Apr 27, 2021

CandleSara had one of the longest lines for customers who wanted to wait for her to check them out! I always enjoyed working with her - she smiled, laughed and never forgot to point out the beer in my cart!! Prayers for her family and Kevin - she will be deeply missed and was deeply loved too!

Linda harris on Apr 27, 2021

Omg. How sad. I just talked with her at Walmart the other day. Rip, sara. She always had a smile, friendly with all her customers. Prayers for everyone.

Denise Ness on Apr 27, 2021

Sara was a genuinely sweet and kind person. I worked with her at Walmart, customers would go to her line just to talk with her, it didn't matter if there was a shorter line, they would wait for Sara! I always admired Sara's ability to be positive even when things were difficult for her. Blessed to have known her. Prayers to her family for your loss of such a loving soul.

Nicole Ashbaugh on Apr 27, 2021

I knew Sarah from work she was a lovely lady I always loved to read in the break Room. And she always liked to help out her customers when she could. I always like saying hello to her every time I would see her coming to the break Room to sit down before she started her shift. You will be missed deeply. Rest in peace. Sending prayers out to her family and friends. Sorry your loss.

Anne Morrison on Apr 26, 2021

I was thinking of Sara a few days ago. I work 3rd shift at Walmart and I haven't seen her for a long time. She was a wonderful person and was nice to everyone. I always enjoyed talking to her when she was scheduled at 7a.m. I know Sara was not a morning person. Sending prayers to her family for their loss.

Matthew Swanson on Apr 26, 2021

Very sad to see this and she was a very nice and very caring person and always had a smile on her face and my deepest heartfelt prayers go out to her family and friends during this very difficult time

Annamarie on Apr 26, 2021

She was such a sweet lady! May she rest easy

Jaz Apantenco on Apr 26, 2021

I only knew Sara from working with her, but she was definitely one of the nicest, sweetest person to know. I pray for her loved ones. Rest easy, Sara.

Bethanne Todd on Apr 26, 2021

Sara was one of my closest friends all thru school & after !! I have lots of memories of her I will cherish. She was so kind hearted, warm & friendly. I will greatly miss her !! My heart is breaking for her family & friends. Heaven has truly gotten another great soul !! Love her & will miss her !!

Malinda Burns on Apr 26, 2021

I am so shocked and sorry to hear this she was always sweet and kind God gained a great angel I am sadden for our loss and the families

Denise Darting on Apr 26, 2021

This woman was one of the sweetest purest souls. She always had a smile. To those of her family whose hearts are breaking she loved you all. God bless you all

Stacy Garrison on Apr 26, 2021

I’m so sorry to see this. I didn’t know Sara personally but she helped me at Walmart countless times. She was always so friendly and helpful. She always wore such pretty jewelry also. I’ll miss seeing her. Prayers to her family.



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