Ernest Holba died at his home in Yale, Oklahoma on October 16, 2019 at the age of 87. His service will be at 10:30am Monday, October 21, 2019 at Strode Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Strode Funeral and Cremation is in charge of the service.
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He was born December 4, 1931 to Frank and Ella (Bowers) Holba in Lucien, Oklahoma and attended Lucien Elementary, Hayward School and Morrison High School. He married Delores Adler on July 10, 1955 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
He did mechanic work on cars and tractors and he also farmed. The Town and Country Christian Church in Yale held his membership and he was also a member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife and two children, Kevin Holba (Dianne) and Brenda Brown (Steve). Also surviving are grandchildren, Andy Edens (Amy), Josh Brown, Jonathan Brown, Victoria Masters (Jesse), Amanda Masters (Ethan), Deby Brown, and Kaleb Holba. In addition, are great-grandchildren Drew Edens, Kyla Masters, Kason Masters, Ashlyn Edens, Annabelle Masters, William Masters, Grayson Holba, Emma Masters, Hadley Matlock, and Deacon Holba. He is also survived by his brother Vernon Holba and wife Nancy.
Serving as pallbearers will be Andy Edens, Jesse Masters, Josh Brown, Jonathan Brown, Ethan Masters, and Kaleb Holba.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Physicians Choice Hospice at 111 W First St., Chandler, OK 74834.
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