Brendon Heath Holtzen, 17, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in a automobile accident in Katzenbach, Germany.
Brendon was a senior at Ramstein High School in Germany. He was on the football team, enrolled in the Air Force JROTC program and in an intensive culinary arts programs. Brendon was also involved in band and guitar. His favorite pastime was playing the guitar. Brendon was involved at his school and German community.
Brendon is survived by his parents, Cody and Julie Covert of Germany, and Heath and Shannon Holtzen of Burkburnett; two sisters, Charessa Culbertson of Florida, and Alexandra Holtzen of Burkburnett; grandparents, Archie and Shirley Covert of New York, Mark and Yvonne Reprogal of Minnesota, Larry and Jan Holtzen of Burkburnett and Monty and Carlene Morrison of Burkburnett; great-grandparents, Cliff and Jo Reprogal of Michigan, and Jack and Patricia Cullison of Burkburnett; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Gail Covert and Gwenda Hutchinson; great-grandparents, Carl and Helen Shirley, and Walter and Lola Cooke; and great-grandmother, Christine Cullison.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the River Assembly of God Church in Burkburnett, Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Billy Pate, officiating. Graveside services will follow at the Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Okla., at 1 p.m. under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.
Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
A memorial fund has been established for Brendon Holtzen at Community Bank.