Michael Holenka

September 14, 1917 - October 3, 2018

09/14/1917 - 10/03/2018

Past Services

Monday October 08, 2018
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Tuesday October 09, 2018
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 | Directions
Tuesday October 09, 2018
10:00 am

Michael Holenka, 101, of Shadyside, OH died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Belmont Manor Nursing Home, St. Clairsville, OH. He was born September 14, 1917 in Bellaire, OH a son of the late Mark Holenka and Elizabeth Vavra Holenka-Vlk.

Mike was a retired Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bellaire VFW Post 626, Shadyside American Legion Post 521 and proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII having received the Silver Star.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Josephine Filigno Holenka in 1983; a brother, Steve Holenka; two sisters, Helen Kovac and Rose Jennings.
Surviving are a son, Mark (Lana) Holenka of Shadyside; a daughter, Holly (Carl) Mueller of Wheeling, WV; grandchildren, Ashley (Johnny) Farrier, Shayla (Eric) Gay, Hayley Holenka, Loren (Jeff) Kaiser and Mallory Mueller; great-grandchildren, Paisley Farrier, Stockton Farrier, Cooper Farrier and Harvey Kaiser.

Friends will be received on Monday from 2-8 pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, OH with a Vigil Service at 7:45 pm.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Heusel as celebrant. Burial will follow in Holly

Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH with full Military Honors being conducted by Belmont County Veterans Association.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shadyside Athletics Boosters Club by going to “TMCFunding.com”

Share your thoughts and memories of Mike with his family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com.

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kevin and chris tyler
5 years ago

iam sorry mike death we didn’t here about it. like mike a lot and we talk some times when he was living in shadyside.. mark father was a good man,

David Knight
5 years ago

Deepest Sympathies, A True Legend of Grandview Avenue. He will be sadly missed by all. sorry I could not make it to see him & you

Jason Ney
5 years ago

To Mark,Lana,Ashley,Shayla and Hayley I am sorry for your loss and I apologize for my absence at the viewing. I would never make up an excuse especially at a time like this. I simply “dropped the ball”. Prayers to your entire family.

Rick and Michelle Thorp
5 years ago

Mark and Family,
Prayers to you on your loss. May the Lord hold you tight during this time.

Mark Miracle
5 years ago

Sorry to hear about your Dad. He was truly a “good guy” and his impact on your lives will become even more clear over the years.

Skeeter & Mac
5 years ago

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mape’s dad. What an amazing man & a life well lived ! Y’all were truly blessed to have shared so many years with so many precious memories together. We are keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers. May God grand you comfort & peace as you mourn the loss of your dad, father-in-law, grandfather & great-grandfather.

Skeeter & Mac

Judie holler
5 years ago

Mark, Lana and family. We are so sorry for your loss. May he Rest in peace.
JIM AND Judie Holer

Jim and Tina Busack
5 years ago

Our deepest condolences to Mark, Holly, and family. Mikey was a great man: the kind of man everyone wants for a son, a husband, a father. He and Josephine were a beautiful couple who complimented each other perfectly. We were all lucky to have spent every single birthday and every single Christmas together, and what about those great picnics organized by Josephine and Mary Rose. Mikey led an exemplary life. May he Rest In Peace.

Bill Wilson
5 years ago

I met Mr. Holenka once over forty years ago while going to college with his son, Mark. Thus, I did not really know him well. That said, if the “apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree,” Mark’s quality and character dictate that Mr. Holenka was a great father and roll model.

Barbara Feher
5 years ago

Condolences from John and Barbara Feher. Heavenly peace and eternal rest in Jesus