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Larry Gene Holderbaum

June 10, 1947 - November 12, 2021

Larry Gene Holderbaum, age 74, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021.

Born in Flint, MI, on June 10, 1947, he was a son of the late Zorene (Lieblong) Hill. Larry proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

After his service, he attended Ferris State College in Michigan, where he ran track, sang in the chorus, and was awarded an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts. Larry continued his education earning a degree in Accounting from Goldey Beacom College. Larry worked as a chemical technician at the DuPont Co. Experimental Station, retiring after 29 years of faithful service. After his retirement, Larry worked as a contracting officer at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, landscaping, tinkering around the house, and most of all, time spent with his grandchildren.

In addition to his mother, Larry was preceded in death by his daughter, Christina (Holderbaum) Aiarouw; brother, Robert Gerald Holderbaum; step-father, Edward Hill; and cousin, Michael Fuller. He is survived by his loving wife, Geri L. (Daugherty) Holderbaum; daughter, Dawn Simpson and her husband Edward; sister, Dianne Ellsworth and her husband Mike; grandchildren, Cheyanne Hamming, Chad Hamming, Austin Simpson, James Weakland, Justin Slaughter, and Gabrielle Slaughter; nieces and nephews, Fred Baldwin, Theresa Cole and her husband Jim, and Tracy Fuller.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 500 W. Chestnut Hill Road, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Larry’s memory to Autism of Delaware, 928 Old Harmony Road, Newark, DE 19713, or online by clicking here.

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    Cathy Sturgeon and David Streets

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • O God of all spirits and of all flesh, who have destroyed death, overcome the devil, and have given life to the world: grant, O Lord, to the soul of your servant Larry, who has left this life, to rest in a place of light, in a place of happiness, in a place of peace, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing. And since You are a gracious God who loves mankind, forgive his every sin he has committed by thought or word or deed, for there is no man who lives and does not sin, You lone are without sin righteousness, Your righteousness is everlasting, and Your word is true. You are the Resurrction and the Life and the Repose of Your departed servant Larry. O Christ our God, and we render glory to You, and to Your eternal Father, and to Your all-holy and life-giving Spirit, both now and forever and unto ages of ages. Amen.