Brenda Marie (Testin) Holzer, 54, of Yorkville, IL passed away on March 23rd, 2022 from injuries sustained in a hiking accident. She was born on November 12th, 1967 in Aurora, IL to parents Judy and Rick Testin. She was the beloved wife of Michael Holzer for just short of 31 years, and the loving mother of Nicholas Holzer, Jacob Holzer and Melanie Holzer. She never missed a sporting event or activity that her children were involved in, from mediocre band concerts to below average sporting events. As a paraprofessional at Yorkville School District 115, her natural ability to care for others was evident as she worked with countless young children with disabilities. She had a passion for traveling, cooking, shopping, gardening, decorating, animals, and all things nature. She was arguably the best gluten-free baker in the world. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her friends and family. Everyone who met her was instantly captivated by her charming personality and ability to make everyone feel loved. She always enjoyed life and brightened the lives of those around her. She touched the hearts of so many and will be missed dearly. She is survived by her husband Michael Holzer, her son Nicholas Holzer, her son Jacob Holzer, her daughter Melanie Holzer, her mother Judy Testin, her father Rick Testin, her brother Bryan (Julie) Testinand her sister Denise Testin. She is also survived by Nicholas’ fiancée Thaeley Malone, Jacob’s high school sweetheart Erin Maurer, Melanie’s boyfriend John Duncan, many other family members and countless friends. She is preceded in death by grandparents Barney Krantz and Shirley Krantz, grandparents Edward and Pearl Testin, aunt Norma Rosenstiel, great greatgrandmother Marie Fiester, and her beloved guard dog, Emerson. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 31st from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, IL 60538. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 1st at St. Patrick’s Church, 406 Walnut St. Yorkville, IL 60560. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family for a memorial that will be established in her honor.
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