Harry “David” Holland

Harry “David” Holland

Harry “David” Holland

Bloomington, Indiana

Harry “David” Holland, 72, of central Indiana passed away April 19, 2024. Visitation will be held April 25th from 4pm to 7pm at the Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard 3000 E. Third Street Bloomington, IN. A pre-funeral visitation will take place at St Charles Catholic Church in Bloomington, IN from 10 am to 11am at which time a funeral mass will be celebrated. Burial with military rites will immediately follow at Clear Creek Cemetery, Bloomington, IN.

David was born Oct. 13th, 1951 in Indianapolis, IN, the eldest child of Harry F. and Mary R. (Oneil) Holland. In his youth, David enjoyed playing baseball, pitching horseshoes, wrestling, and archery, which would become his lifelong passion. David graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1969. After graduation, David enlisted in the US Army and would serve our country as a combat air traffic controller during the Vietnam Conflict from 1970-1972.

Upon returning from Vietnam, David found employment at FMC Corporation’s Data Center in Indianapolis, IN. Corporate buyouts throughout his career led to several relocations. David would go on to work at Capitol Holding in Louisville, KY and then Aegon (which became TransAmerica) located in Cedar Rapids, IA. He retired as TransAmerica’s Data Center Facilities Manager in 2011.

David met the love of his life, Diana McElyea, at a mutual friend’s wedding. They were married in Indianapolis, IN on January 31st, 1976. They would welcome a daughter, Sara, and a son, Ben, into their lives.

David loved being outside and he enjoyed archery, hunting, fishing, and golfing. He was a long-time member of the Valley Bowhunters Archery Club (New Albany, IN). He served as President of the Waltonian Archers Club of Linn County (Iowa). He was a 4th degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus (Cedar Rapids, Iowa). David loved watching old Westerns and anything sci-fi. David loved including his wife and kids in all his interests. David sought to bring a smile to those around him. He was one who would quietly and under the radar help those who needed it.

David’s retirement was met with a series of unfortunate health issues, culminating in a stroke that left him paralyzed. For the past decade, David has carried on with his new normal. Painting became a highlight for David, and his family is grateful to have reminders of his fun and creative spirit.

David goes on to his next adventure ahead of his wife of 48 years, Diana, his daughter Sara (Mark) Barthelme and granddaughter, Noelle, son Benjamin (Paula) Holland and granddaughter, Lily, his brothers, William (Carolyn) Holland and Mark Holland and sister, Joyce Bartley. He is also survived by a niece and several nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Mary Holland, in-laws Ron and Irene McElyea, and brother-in-law Michael Bartley.

Online condolences may be left at www.thefuneralchapel.net

Memorials can be made to the American Legion of Des Moines, IA in lieu of flowers.

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