Dr. John M. `Jack` Holt
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Dr. John M. `Jack` Holt , Age: 82
June 11, 1935 -- February 02, 2018

Dr. John M. "Jack" Holt, 82, Lenexa, KS, died peacefully with his wife and children by his side on Friday, February 2, 2018. Jack was born in Liberal, KS, to William and Mary (Morrison) Holt. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William Holt, Jr. Jack graduated from Fowler High School in 1953 where he'd met the love of his life, Charlette Handy. The varsity captain and cheerleader married in 1957 while he was a first year student at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Jack graduated from KU as a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity in 1957, KU Medical School in 1961, then began his residency in Wichita at St. Francis Hospital. In search of a good family town, Jack opened his Internal Medicine practice in Great Bend, KS, in 1965, where he practiced for 24 years. During that time, he earned his Fellowship of Internal Medicine. Not quite ready to retire, Jack returned to Wichita in 1989 to serve patients and fulfill his love of mentoring residents at the KU School of Medicine and the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center. He retired in 1998. In 2014 he moved to Lenexa. Jack is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlette, and five children: John (Suzy) Holt of Leawood, KS,  Robert (Tammy) Holt of Great Bend, KS, Elizabeth (Paul) Jantsch of Cincinnati, OH, Thomas (Mindy) Holt of Baldwin City, KS, and Mary (Vic) Adamle of Woodbury, MN. Other survivors include a brother, James Holt of Shawnee, KS, thirteen grandchildren: Jack (Emily) Holt, Katie (Chad) Moes, Brett (Leslie) Holt, Brad Holt, Allan Holt, Carrie (James) Leonard, Lauren (Mike Britton) Jantsch, Megan Jantsch, Evan (Meghan) Captain, Alex Holt, Amy Adamle, Tony Adamle, Joey Adamle, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Jack was loved not only by his family, but friends, colleagues, and his extended family of patients who benefited not only from his skills as a physician, but his humor and bedside manner that endeared him to those he served. He lived selflessly for his faith, family, and friends. A Rosary will be prayed Tuesday, February 6, at 4:30 p.m. followed by visitation until 7:00 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia St. Lenexa.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, February 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 13615 W. 92nd St. Lenexa. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center, online or at 4350 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS 66205.

Additional Service: Rosary
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Address: 8535 Monrovia Street
City: Lenexa
State: KS
Zip Code: 66215
Date: February 06, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM
Additional Information: A Rosary will be prayed at 4:30 PM followed by visitation until 7:00 PM, Tuesday, February 6th at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street, Lenexa, KS 66215.
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Additional Service: Funeral Mass
Location: Holy trinity Catholic Church
Address: 13615 West 92nd Street
City: Lenexa
State: KS
Zip Code: 662154
Date: February 07, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
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Al and Diane (Cooper) Beck February 04, 2018

Enter your relationship with Dr. John M. `Jack` Holt OLATHE , Kansas

Thoughts surround you as we remember the Great Bemd, Ks days. What memories of family. Rembering those days in the van to softball games with your mom.

Charlie and Paula Shearan February 04, 2018

I am a cousion to Charlotte Indio, , California

Our prayers are with you Charlotte and your family at this time for your loss. We are so glad we got to be with you and Jack this summer at the reunion. You are is our thoughts threw this sorrowful time. Jack will be miss very much. Charlotte we love you and are so sorry. Love you, Charlie and Paula

Joseph R Boley February 04, 2018

friend Great Bend , Kansas

The Boley family of Great Bend sends our most sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Holt. Our doctor for several years. RIP

colleen dondlinger February 04, 2018

friend wichita , Kansas

Charlotte-- It is with great sadness, I read Jack's obituary in the Wichita paper. Both of you were fixtures and role models at STA for many years. But, mainly, I will never forget the love, care, energy, talent and creativity that you and Jack put into creating the beautiful, unique Santa I gave to my husband for an anniversary gift! It was a gift to get to know you and work with you-- every year, I think of both of you when I put Santa in a special place!! Thank you for being such incredible people! May God continue to strengthen and comfort all of your family. In sympathy and prayer, Colleen Dondlinger

Sharon & Joe Lingreen February 04, 2018

Former Neighbor in Great Bend, KS Great Bend , Kansas

To Charlette, John, Bob, Beth, Thom, & Mary..we send our deepest sympathy. We have such fond memories of our times on Apache. May he rest in peace. May you know that his life was a blessing to many people. Love, Sharon & Joe

David Haberman February 05, 2018

Friend of the family Hays , Kansas

Prayers for the Holt family. Dr Holt always welcomed me into the household, even when I wore a KState jersey! He was a kind and gentle man who had to put up with a lot of our noise, backyard football games, and constant eating of cereal. Rest in Peace.

The Kueppers Family February 05, 2018

Family Friends Woodbury , Minnesota

Jack was a wonderful man, and we feel very lucky to have had the chance to know him and his wonderful family. Sending all of our love from Minnesota and Vermont.

Anne Steinbacher February 05, 2018

Friend Enter your city ,

Dr. Holt was not only my parents (Ora & Marieda Keenan) doctor but very good. He always had a smile on his face and was always friendly. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss. God bless all of you. Anne Steinbacher

JOANN WELCH February 05, 2018

Acquaintance Austin , Texas

Steve and I send you our deepest condolences from Austin, TX. Not only does he read to be a man of service but also an endearing man. I know he will be missed.

Barb Pinaire February 05, 2018

Friend and Serran Derby , Kansas

Charlette and family, Prayers for you all as Jack passes on to Heaven. He is a great man. Barb

Stan & Elaine Louthan February 05, 2018

Cousin Henderson Co , Colorado

So sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and your family . We were so glad to see Jack and you last summer.May God be with you in the coming days and the future.Are Love.

Dennis Conaghan February 05, 2018

Friend of the family overland park , Kansas

The Holt family is a true picture of Jack Holt and his true memory of dedication of life. I'm so happy to call the family a true friend.

Greg and Karen Perkins February 05, 2018

friend Wichita , Kansas

So sorry to hear the news about Jack. We have such wonderful memories of him with our children and the children in Karen's classroom in Andover when he volunteered in her Math Lab. We loved his humor, quick wit and wonderful smile. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Tony Duran February 06, 2018


It was so sad to hear about Jack passing. I wish I could be with you but my health is not good right now either. I will be praying for you.

BILL PEERY February 06, 2018

colleague TULSA , Oklahoma

I always thought, if times and our respective geography had been different, I would have wanted Jack as my doctor. A really fine man and physician.

Juanita and Phil Smith February 06, 2018

Friends and Serrans Wichita , Kansas

Jack was such a wonderful person. He was so much fun to be around and so kind. Charlette, sending you much love and our deepest sympathy

Polly Van Doren-Orr February 06, 2018

His son and I are colleagues Kansas City , Missouri

What a beautiful tribute to your father. It's clear he was a wonderful man who touched so many people's lives. Thinking of you as you honor your Dad. Polly

David & Cindy Niederee February 07, 2018

friend DERBY , Kansas

Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers, for the entire Holt family. We share many fond memories from the Great Bend years. It is our hope that the many memories, as well as the love of family and friends combined with your Faith offer some comfort to you all. With our heartfelt sympathy.

Bill & Robin Niederee & Family February 07, 2018

Friends Great Bend , Kansas

Dear Holt Family : Please accept our condolences in the loss of a dear family friend who touched all our lives in Great Bend , Kansas not so many years ago. Your home was always so inviting wether on Apache St. in Indian Heights or on Dove Terrace in Quail Creek. In spite of our dads being so busy in their medical practices, we're fortunate to have their influence help make us who we are today. Dr. Holt was always the calm and patient dad who everyone liked to be around and will be greatly missed.WCCZ

Gerald & Glenna Achatz February 07, 2018

Friends of Bob and Tammy Holt Great Bend , Kansas

Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family during this time of loss. Lean on the wonderful memories and our God of peace and understanding.

Marvin and Jane Bahr February 07, 2018

Friend and Neighbor Overland Park , Kansas

Charlette and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Brought up many happy memories of the neighborhood. Marvin and Jane Bahr and Family

Darwin & Gloria Willinger February 08, 2018

friends Meadowlakes , Texas

Many pleasant memories from the Great Bend days with all the sports that our children participated. A truly great man that helped so many.

Joleen Tustin February 08, 2018

friend through the medical community Great Bend , Kansas

My condolences to Charlotte and family.