Welcome to the memorial page for

Bernard J. Holdener

1929 ~ 2018 (age 89)


Bernard J. Holdener, age 89, of Fairview Heights, IL, born on January 16, 1929 in East St. Louis, IL, died on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Bernard was a Korean War Army Veteran.  He retired after 31 years as a Production Control Clerk at Laclede Steel Company, St. Louis, MO.  Bernard was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Thursday Crew and an Usher.  He was a former member of St. Albert the Great Church Mens’s Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Albertine, nee Touchette Holdener; his daughter, Delores Holdener; and his parents, Melchior and Clara, nee Louis, Holdener.

Bernard is survived by his children, Bernard Holdener II, of Fairview Heights, IL; Janice M. (Dennis) Maggio of Millstadt, IL, Michael J. (Jean) Holdener of Caseyville, IL and Kenneth P. (Debra) Holdener of Belleville, IL; his 7 grandchildren, Andria M. (Christian) Powell, Brad Maggio, Nicholas B. (Stephanie) Maggio, Tony (Alisha) Holdener, Katie L. Holdener, Stephanie Holdener, and Michele Holdener; his 4 great-grandchildren, Sebastian Powell, Elke Powell, Lillian Maggio and Penny Maggio; his sister, Rita O’Donnell of Belleville, IL; his brother, Melvin (Frances) Holdener of Grant Pass, OR.  He is also survived by a brother-in-law and many loving nieces and nephews.  

Memorials are preferred in the form of masses to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or to Holy Trinity Building Fund.  

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.

A funeral procession will leave Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL, on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Jim Nall officiating.  Interment will be held in Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.

Charitable donations may be made to:

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 Service Information

November 23, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kassly Mortuary
9900 St. Clair Avenue
Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208

Mass of Christian Burial
November 24, 2018

10:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
505 Fountain Parkway
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

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