Joyce M. Holmes, 60, Houghton Lake, died at her home Aug. 17, 2020.

Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison, handled arrangements.

She was born Oct. 30, 1959, in Lansing, the daughter of Larry and Shirley (Kehres) Lininger. She and Jerry Holmes were united in marriage Jan. 22, 1993, in Mason.

Mrs. Holmes graduated from Lansing Community College in 1978 with her Licensed Practical Nursing degree and retired from Sparrow Hospital-Lansing in 1995 after 20-plus years of service. She owned and operated a successful mortgage company in Gladwin from 1996 to 2008. Her favorite job was bartending at Old Town Tavern of Houghton Lake.

She was a member of the Eagles, Moose and Elks clubs where she volunteered and crocheted with her Happy Hookers group. She enjoyed gardening, boating, water skiing and painting. She loved life and people.

Preceding her in death were her parents; sister, Gail; and brother, Brian.

Surviving are her husband of 27 years, Jerry Holmes of Houghton Lake; daughter, Becky Wheeler of Howell; three sons, Mike (Shae) Wheeler of Appleton, WI, Chris Holmes of Aberdeen, SD, and Jesse (Joni) Holmes of Frederick, SD; 14 grandchildren; and sister, Lorrie Glassford of Capac.

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