Robert C. Holtzapple

June 12, 1929 ~ April 15, 2022 (age 92)


Robert Clair Holtzapple, 92, of Crystal Lake, Illinois passed away on April 15, 2022.  He was a devoted and loving husband to his wife Ruth, and an amazing father to his four children.  He enjoyed sports and was an avid Ohio State fan.

Robert was born to Russell and Ruth Holtzapple on June 12, 1929 in Allen County, Ohio.  He graduated from Elida High School in 1947 and Ohio Wesleyan University in 1951 with a degree in chemistry.  He was enlisted in the Unites States Army from 1953 - 1955.  He married Ruth Main Mammina on March 17, 1962 in Fox River Grove, Illinois.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife Ruth A. Holtzapple and his parents Russell and Ruth N. Holtzapple.

Robert is survived by his brother William (Patricia) Holtzapple, his sisters Marlene (William) Weaver and Lynda (the late Carl) Evans, and his four children: Cathy (Terry) Altenburg, Benjamin (Ann) Mammina, Pamela (John) Mitchell, and Holly (David) Ward.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Robert was a chemist at American Can Company and Morton International/Dow Chemical.  He enjoyed square dancing with his wife Ruth and was a member of the Wigwam Wigglers and Dancing Wheels square dancing clubs.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fox River Grove, IL and was a current member at First Church in Crystal Lake, IL.  Robert was immensely proud of his family and leaves his family and friends with nothing but beautiful memories.

There will be visitation and service for Robert on Friday, April 22, 2022 in Hale Chapel at First Church of Crystal Lake, 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave, Crystal Lake, IL beginning at 10:00 AM and concluding with the funeral service at 12:00 PM.  Entombment will follow at Windridge Memorial Park and Nature Sanctuary in Cary, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Robert’s name can be made to The Hope Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL 60010.  The Hope Foundation is part of JourneyCare Hospice.  For more information or to express condolences, please visit

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April 22, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake (W. Crystal Lake Ave)

Funeral Service
April 22, 2022

12:00 PM
United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake (W. Crystal Lake Ave)

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