Marlin I. Holt, Sr., 81, of Rockford, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019. He was born on December 8, 1937 in Rockford to Oral and Lorna (Hedden) Holt. Marlin married Elizabeth Batie on August 10, 1957 in Artesia, New Mexico. Marlin served as Tech Sergeant for the United States Air Force. He then went on to serve for the National Guard. Marlin had a passion for traveling to the Southwest, especially New Mexico. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed air show events. Marlin was a member of North Park Church of Christ. He was loving, giving and compassionate to others. Marlin enjoyed spending time with his family and will be deeply missed. He will remain in our hearts forever.
Survivors include his two sons, Marlin (Myriam) Holt, Jr. and Brian (Machelle) Holt; daughter, Angie Holt; two grandchildren, Chad (Amber) Holt and Amy Holt; great-grandchildren Kaylie Holt-Erickson and Kennedy Erickson; sister, Lodena Wilt; nephews, Scott (Ann) Wilt and Craig (Sue) Wilt. Predeceased by parents; wife, Elizabeth Holt; brother-in-law, Bob Wilt.
Private family funeral services will be held in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 4311 North Mulford Road, Loves Park. Burial in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.
To send flowers to Marlin's family, please visit our floral section.