Carl Alvin Holub, 90, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday January 16, 2021. He was born in Bridgeport, Ohio to Mary and Frank Lisk. Carl was later adopted by James Holub and identified him as his true father.
Carl graduated from high school in 1948 and joined the Air Force in 1949, serving in the Korean War from1949 through 1951. He was stationed in Liverpool, England and enjoyed telling stories of his first time away from home.
After receiving his undergraduate degree at Ohio University, Carl moved his young family to Battle Creek and was employed by the Battle Creek Public School district as a Speech Pathologist. He received his Masters Degree from Western Michigan University and worked with children from K-12 until his retirement in 1992. He always noted he enjoyed traveling to different schools and assisting children to improve and overcome their language and hearing difficulties.
Carl was a member of St. Jerome Parish and was active in many of community service organizations, including the St. Jerome Men’s Club, Cerebral Palsy Association, the VFW, Elks Club, American Legion 298 and the local PNA club.
Carl was a chaperone to the Michigan team at the first Special Olympics held at Soldiers Field in Chicago, 1968.
Through out his life, Carl remained an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing on local lakes with friends and family. One of the greatest pleasures his family saw was Grandpa teaching the youngsters to cast and catch fish off the docks at Gull Lake. Carl and Rosalie enjoyed many years of wintering in South Florida.
Carl was married to Alice Przebeszvski (1955 to 1976) and Rosalie Ainslie (1981 to 2021). He is the father of 3 children, 3 step children, 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
A memorial Mass and committal service at Fort Custer will be announced at a late date.
Arrangements by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145