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Alan Holman

March 22, 1949 — October 5, 2022

Highlands Ranch, CO

Alan Ralph Holman of Hillsboro, Illinois passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2022 surrounded by his family in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Alan was born March 22, 1949, to late Virginia and late Ralph Holman in Christopher, Illinois.

He is preceded in death by his wife Ona Holman, mother Virginia Holman, father Ralph Holman, and brother Gary Holman. Survived by his brother Kevin (Linda) Holman and sister Jill (Louis) Secoy, daughter Karen (Duane) Cox, son Randy (Tammy) Holman, and daughter Emma (John)

Wilson, granddaughter Kourtney Clark, grandsons Corey Miller, Patrick Spencer, Ethan Holman, and great grandkids Peyton and Landon Clark.

Alan led a full life working as a Bridge and Highway Construction Technician for the State of Illinois department of Transportation. After retiring from the State after 35 years, he then created a landscaping business that transformed into a garden center called “Market of Ahs” in Hillsboro, Illinois. Throughout the years, he enjoyed being involved in leather crafting, woodworking, food preservation (canning and drying), master gardeners’ groups in both Illinois and most recently in Colorado where he resided for the past 8 years.

Alan was an adventurer at heart, from enjoying a good fishing excursion, traveling to Hawaii and Jamaica, and his Mission trips to Germany, Guatemala, and Haiti. Also, during his motorcycle trips where he traversed the country seeing major attractions from the Mackinac Bridge in Upper Peninsula Michigan, Salt Lake City and Arches Nation Park in Utah, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, Niagara Falls in New York, Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, tens of thousands of miles around the mountains of Colorado crisscrossing the state many times over and several other fascinating sites across the country (covering 30 of the lower 48 states). And the most infamous trip across the country from Colorado to Maine during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 which impacted the trip from New York through Pennsylvania as Alan and Randy returned.

He was always on a quest for knowledge. From watching YouTube videos, learning different languages, achieving a college degree after retirement, reading and share articles on ingredients for cooking healthy meals, healing ailments, retirement, and many other riveting articles he would find and share. He made those around him laugh with is quick wit and silly personality. Alan always found a way to laugh and enjoy life to the fullest.

A visitation will be held Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, immediately followed by a celebration of life service at 2:00 pm CST at Hough & Sons Funeral Home, 1119 School Street, Hillsboro, IL 62049.

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