Donald (Steve) Holman, 91, of Indianapolis passed away Monday July 24th 2023.
Don was born in Benedict Virginia February 27th 1932 to Edd Barton Holman and (Mary) Elizabeth
(Bolinsky) Holman. He was their second child of eight. He Married (Ramona) Gail (McCormick) Holman
on June 30th 1956 in Indianapolis. He attended St Charles High School and graduated High School while
attending Bob Jones University. He moved to Indianapolis where he met Gail and they lived and raised
Don contracted polio at age four which influenced the path of his life. Don hitch hiked his way to
Indianapolis from Virginia and began working at Kingan & Co. then Mayflower Trucking as well as
operating his own business (Maple Ridge Upholstery) with his brother-in-law Harry Daniels. One evening
while he was out enjoying the town he was requested to help a beautiful young woman back her car into a
parking space. Don had just met the Love of His Life Gail Holman. Don had the gift of gab and never short
on conversation with all.
When younger he rarely hired anyone to do anything as it seemed he had the skills to tackle everything
himself such as mechanic, mason, contractor, accountant… Don always had a smile on his face when he
knew Brandi (their special assistant) was arriving. The Family is grateful for Brandi White for the last year.
She provided such friendship, love and guidance.
He was a loving, kind and honest gentleman and will be missed by those who knew him.
Don is preceded in death by: Mother: Elizabeth Holman, Father: Edd Holman, Siblings: Jim Holman, Carl
Holman & Janie Holman, Sister in Law: Betty Holman, Brother in Law: James Hall.
Don is survived by: his Wife: Gail Holman, Daughter: LaDonna (Holman) Strakis (Steve), Son: Adam
Holman (Rose), Siblings: Naomi Hall , Patsy Pielert (Ronnie), Sandy Daniels (Harry), Marcy Endsley
(Doug), Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren: Megan (Holman) Bardot (Andy – Cordelia), Jacob Strakis,
Joe Strakis (Marissa), Derek Holman (Becky – Isaac – Julianna), Jesse Strakis (Patti Davis), Many Nieces
Funeral service will take place 1 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2023, at Flanner Buchanan – Decatur Township, 5463 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46221, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from Noon until time of service.