Ken passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at Mountain Vista Medical Center.
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He moved on through the gates of heaven to finally rest in the presence of Christ the night of
July 19 th 2020.
He was born in Fenton, Missouri, the oldest of four siblings. During his time here on Earth, Ken
exemplified hard work and determination. He graduated from Fox Senior High School in 1977
and became a river guide in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from Jefferson College, he
then went on to pursue a long-lasting career in HVAC. Eventually, Ken achieved a lifelong goal
by partnering with a close associate to open his successful HVAC company-
He is fondly remembered as being outspoken and opinionated, as well as compassionate and
caring to any who met him. He never turned away anyone in need and gave to anyone that
asked. He would often say, “I may not have much, but I can give what I have. to help.” He was a
lifelong passionate fisherman and relaxed golfer who was loved by many. We are sure he’d like
to be remembered as a five-time award winning chili cook- off competitor.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Eugene and Marilyn Holderbach. He is
survived by his wife Cookie of 24 years and his three siblings Kathy Holderbach,
Karen Atha and her husband Denzil Atha, Kevin Holderbach and his wife Rachel Holderbach.
He had four daughters, Jennifer, Angel, Penny, and Sally, and his son-in-law Wade. He had
several grandchildren: Mia, Kyana, Kaleb, Sabrina, Jimmy, Nola, Carlee, Preston, Corwin and
Angelina. He also had two nephews, Jonathon and Josh Atha, and two nieces, Valerie and
All are welcome to attend the Visitation on July 28, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm at Falconer Funeral
Home (251 W. Juniper Ave, Gilbert, AZ). A Celebration of Life service will be held on July 29,
2020 at Discovery Community Church at 10:30 am. While we would love to see everyone
attend his Celebration of Life service in person, COVID restrictions for Arizona are in effect
therefore, this service will be live streaming, and details on accessing the livestreaming will be
forthcoming. Immediate family members and a few close friends will be in attendance. A
graveside burial service will be held at the Mesa Cemetery at 12:30 pm following the
Celebration of Life service.
Face masks will be required for all in attendance at the visitation and service.