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Mr. Steve Holding, age 81, of Cedar Springs, passed away Wednesday morning, May 3, 2006 at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The son of Lester Franklin & Helen Florence (Chandler) he was born on March 8, 1925 in Blytheville, Arkansas. A veteran of World War II, Steve proudly served with the U.S. Navy in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre aboard the U.S.S. Strength.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his former wife, Wilma (Nelson) Holding. Surviving are a daughter, Susan Marie Schafer; a son, Steven Holding. both of Denver, Colorado; three grandchildren; one great grandson; and several special friends.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2006 from the chapel of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids. Burial, with full military honors, will take place at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.

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