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  Sad to Announce - Merl Holt of Olney  
  Dean Dittmar  4/16/2020 11:25:00 AM  

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Our thoughts and prayers are sent to his family.

picture 1Elmer Merl Holt, Jr. of Olney, Illinois, passed away on April 10, 2020. Merl was the only son born February 3, 1938 to Elmer Merl Holt and Jesse Fowler Holt, in Macon County, Illinois. He had six sisters, two of which survive.

He attended a one room schoolhouse where he had to walk uphill both ways to school. He graduated from Blue Mound High School where he played basketball and was an excellent student. He attended Illinois State University for five semesters then graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Agriculture. After graduation, he taught Agriculture at Northwestern High School in Palmyra, Illinois for three years. He moved to Cisne, Illinois in 1963 where he taught agriculture at Cisne High School and farmed. During his teaching career, he also taught at Clay City High School, taught Alternative Education, and tutored at North American Lighting.  Full obituary

A private celebration of life will be held. The family asks that all of his students, friends and family share their favorite stories of Merl.  Memorials can be made to the Holt Scholarship Fund.

Condolences can be sent to:
Marilyn Holt and Family
1017 Beltona Drive
Olney, IL 62450

Dean Dittmar
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-893-0091 Cell: 618-604-1622
Address: 3358 Big Pine Trail , Champaign, IL 61822
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