John “Silver Fox” Francis Holland, 87, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, October 9 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.
John, son of John and Hilda (Christenson) Holland Sr., was born on August 24, 1929 in Escanaba. He graduated from Escanaba High School in 1947.
He worked as a shift supervisor for Mead Paper Products, retiring in 1990.
John was a member of St. Anne’s Church and in his spare time enjoyed camping and doing art work.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Holland of Escanaba; two sons, Gary (Janice) Holland and Todd (Patti) Holland both of Escanaba; grandchildren, Gary (Danna) Holland Jr., John Holland, Melina (Brian) Malmsten, Julia (Josh) Smith, Joe (Bobi) DeAngelo, Holly (Adam) Ryno, and Matthew (Tammy) Holland; and twelve great grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents and great grandson, Aaron Holland.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
The Crawford Funeral Homes is assisting the Holland family.