Peter Thomas Holtzman

April 09, 1948 - May 05, 2023


Obituary For Peter Thomas Holtzman

Madison- Peter Thomas Holtzman, age 75, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2023, at UW hospital, Madison, WI. Peter was born on April 9, 1948, a twin son of Roy and Virginia (Knoop) Holtzman.

Peter graduated from East High School and proudly served in the United States Army and Army Reserves.

He worked on the Holtzman Rat Farm.

Peter enjoyed cars, watching classic comedies and westerns on MeTV and reminiscing with friends and family. He enjoyed giving the staff at Belmont a hard time.

Peter is survived by nephews, Timothy (Christine) Holtzman, Patrick Holtzman, and Thomas (Gabrielle) Holtzman; and his niece Tracy Holtzman. He is survived by great-nieces and nephews, Toni (Matt) Martens, Austin (Kiah) Holtzman, Ryan Holtzman, Morgan Holtzman, Mark Hagan, Kaitlyn Holtzman, Mary Hagan, Caidyn Holtzman, Brantly Holtzman, Rose Hagan, and Dawson Holtzman. Peter is also survived by Arrick and Marax, who he affectionately called “his boys”. Peter is also survived by the “Boss”, Karyn and Jeff. He is survived by many friends and cousins.

Peter is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Virginia (Knoop) Holtzman; twin brother, Paul T. Holtzman; and his sister Shirley Wilke.

The family would like to thank UW Hospitals and Clinics, Bay at Belmont, Dr. Mark Anderson, and all who have provided care and support for Peter through the years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service, from 10:00-11:00 a.m., June 10 at the funeral home. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2418 N. Sherman Avenue



10 Jun


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10 Jun

Memorial Service

11:00 AM

Ryan Funeral Homes - Madison North East 2418 N. Sherman Avenue Madison, WI 53704 Get Directions »
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  • May 14, 2023

    Rest In Peace Pete, Pete was a friend of my mother and Aunts and uncles. He was always so cool to us kids and made alot of memories from my childhood. Rest Easy Pete you will never be forgotten...

  • May 09, 2023

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