Richard J. Holbrook, Janesville, WI (1969-2014)
May 8, 1969 - January 10, 2014
Richard J. Holbrook, age 44, of Janesville, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, from health complications. He was born in Janesville, on May 8, 1969, the son of Ralph L. and Margaret M. (Dugan) Holbrook. Richard graduated from Parker High School in 1987, and UW-Eau Claire with a Business Degree. Richard worked for the last six years at Frito Lay in Beloit. A very spiritual, big hearted, and outgoing person, Richard was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. Richard's family was very important to him and he always looked forward to being with them. He enjoyed being the adult "clown" and jokester with his many nieces and nephews, whom he was very proud of. Richard loved hunting, playing video games and the outdoors along with his dog and faithful companion, Brandy.
Richard is survived by his parents, Ralph and Margaret of Janesville; brothers: Ryan (Heather) Holbrook of Janesville, Michael (Patricia) Holbrook of Omro, WI, and Ralph (Candace) Holbrook, Jr. of North Branch, MN; and many nieces and nephews, whom loved him dearly. He is further survived by very close and dear friends: Mike and Amy Belden and their family of Eau Claire, WI; several aunts, uncles, other relatives and dear friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday,
Jan. 16, 2014, at ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH, 315 Cherry St., with Fr. James Kuhn officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the CHURCH.
Richard will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.
"To believe in Him is to trust Jesus as the one who can forgive you. That whoever believes in Him shall not perish"
Fly high Richard, we love you.
Whitcomb- Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Road, Janesville, WI (608) 752-2444