RON HOLTHAUS, 68, of Decorah, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at his home. A Memorial Mass is at 11:30 a.m., Monday, April 8, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 307 West Main Street, Decorah, with Rev. Gary Krapfl and Rev. Phillip Gibbs presiding. Burial isin the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Schluter - Balik Funeral Home, 604 South Avenue in Decorah. The family will greet friends and family following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Benedict's School, 402 Rural Avenue, Decorah, IA, 52101 or to the Hope Cancer Lodge, 750 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA, 54246. Ron is survived by his wife, Lorraine of Decorah; his daughter, Julie (Nick) Rogers of Red Wing, Minn., his son, Chad (Emily) Holthaus of Baltimore, Md., his daughter, Shanna (Rob) Nunn of Eden Prairie, Minn., and his daughter, Renae (Ryan) Dahl of Cresco; three grandchildren, Alex Rogers, Tyler Rogers, and Jack Holthaus; three brothers, Adrian (Sue), Willard (Mary Ellen), and Dave Holthaus; four sisters, Inez (Dan) Schmitt, Judy (Norb) Bullerman, Connie (Tim Furry) Sande, and Max (Karl) Klotzbach; his mother-in-law, Verena Croatt; five sisters-in-law: Elaine Holthaus, Phyllis (Mark) Gully, Janice (Gary) Mihm, Karen Born, Susan Croatt; two brothers-in-law, Melvin (Woody) Croatt, and Roger (Tracy) Croatt and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ken Holthaus; sisters, Jane Blair and Pat Seiler; father-in-law, James Croatt; brothers-in-law, Ken Croatt and Mike Born.