Richard Holterman



Richard Lee Holterman, 68, Freeburg, passed Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at Capital Region Medical Center.

He was born August 27, 1953, to Ferdinand Conrad “Freddie” and Imogene Claire “Ime” (Borgmeyer) Holterman.

He was united in marriage to Sharon Kay Rotter May 24, 1980, at Bonnots Mill.

Richard was a 1971 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia. He was active owner and operator of Holterman Logging, Westphalia, for 51 years. He was the number one log supplier in the United States and shipped wood products throughout the nation and overseas. His company was a major supplier of walnut barrels to distilleries all over the nation. In addition to his day job, Richard and Sharon farmed and raised livestock as one of their passions.

He was preceded in death by parents Freddie and Ime; brother Roger James Holterman; father-in-law and mother-in-law Leo L. Rotter and Mary Catherine “Dude” (Kirsch) Rotter; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Catherine Ann (Rotter) Porting and Arthur Theodore “Archie Bunker” Porting.

He is survived by wife Sharon of over 41 years; sisters Carol (Holterman) Heckman of Westphalia, and Darlene Holterman-Linnenbrink of Morrison; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Debbie Holterman of Westphalia, Ruthie (Rotter) Bowen and husband John of Bonnots Mill, Helen (Rotter) Libbert and husband Larry of Bonnots Mill, and James “Jimmy” Rotter and wife Karen of Loose Creek.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, from 8 a.m. – 12 noon in Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg, with a Mass of Christian Burial following with Rev. William D. Debo as the celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Family Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to “Father Debo’s Holiday Decorations Fund” for Holy Family Parish.

Arrangements entrusted to Birmingham-Martin, Vienna.