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Brett James Holzhauser, August 8, 1971~December 30, 2015

Holzhauser for Paper 2Brett James Holzhauser, 44, of Elkins went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 30, 2015.  He was born August 8, 1971, in Wichita, KS., the son of Bill and Belinda Holzhauser.

He worked 26 years with Wal-Mart and attended First Baptist Church of Elkins.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Cindy Holzhauser and their two children, Logan and Lauren; his parents, Bill and Belinda Holzhauser of Gassville, AR.; a brother, Billy Holzhauser and his wife, Michele and their three sons, Hunter, Heath and Hayden; his in-laws, Bob and Cheryl Bryant of Fayetteville, AR.; brother-in-law,  Matthew Bryant and wife, Andrea of Springdale, AR.; and brother-in-law, Kevin Bryant and wife, Heather and their two children.

A celebration of Brett’s life will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Pastor Rex Griffin officiating.  Interment will be in the Hazel Valley Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. on Monday, January 4, 2016 at the funeral home.

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    Steve Peterson » 31. Dec, 2015

    We all lost a great friend – You can not replace a friend like Brett.

    Loyal
    Trustworthy
    Thoughtful
    Giving
    Authentic

    Rest in Peace my friend!

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    Jim Parker » 31. Dec, 2015

    Our prayers are with your family. I worked with Brett at walmart He was a great man, great leader and loved his family.
    Jim

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    Daisy Morris » 31. Dec, 2015

    Cindy, children, Bill, Belinda, Billy, & family:

    So hard to believe this about Brett. My heart and prayers go out to each and every
    one of you during this difficult time. All of you are very special to me.

    Love,
    Aunt Daisy

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    Bryan Morris » 31. Dec, 2015

    I am very sorry to hear about Brett passing away. It has been many years since I last saw him. I always have fond memories of him especially when he was a little toddler. He made my brothers and me laugh with his antics. My prayers are with you Bill, Belinda and Billy (and other family). God Bless you and rest in peace cousin Brett.

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    Laurie (Haley) Darr » 31. Dec, 2015

    Bill, Belinda, Billy, & other family, my heart & prayers are with you. It’s been years since I last saw Brett, but I will always remember his kindness & sense of humor. I pray you will feel God’s comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    Love,
    Laurie

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    Name » 31. Dec, 2015

    My prayers go out to all of you, God be with you, Love to all

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    Greg & Missy Morris » 31. Dec, 2015

    Lord, our sorrow runs so deep with Brett passing from our presence. It hurts Lord. It hurts. Yet in the midst of our weeping, deep inside we rejoice that our beloved has entered Your eternal presence. O Lord, how we will miss him. And yet, because of You, we rejoice that we will reunite with him. We thank You that our lives were ALWAYS touched when we had presence time with Brett. We thank You for his character, for the compassion and love we ALWAYS experienced and received from him. Lord, thank You for Cindy, the incredible bride You gave him, and the gifts You gave them – Logan and Lauren. Thank You for how Brett was raised by such a loving family – raised to bless others. Thank You for Your love for Brett and how he lived his life as husband, father, son, brother, friend – enriching all relationships. O Lord, we know not how to deal with this pain we feel for his family, other than to thank You for Your love for them. Please teach and show us Your comfort as only You can provide. Amen. — Dear loved ones of Brett, we love you and avail ourselves to you.

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    Terry Marshall » 31. Dec, 2015

    Brett was one of the best men I knew. Honest, loyal and a great friend who would always be there for you. The world is less one great man. Though we will miss him terribly, we need to take some comfort in knowing he will always be in our heart and soul. A great and sad loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

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    Brooke Young » 31. Dec, 2015

    Cousin Brett you will be missed! You were so much fun and always made me laugh.
    Prayers to Cindy, Lauren, Logan, Bill, Belinda + the rest of the family.

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    Charles Kiser » 31. Dec, 2015

    One the best friends, bosses, and all around people. You will be missed boss. Happy Hunting

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    Alice Higgs . » 31. Dec, 2015

    So Sorry for your loss. Will be in my prayers. .

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    Nicole Stills and Family » 31. Dec, 2015

    Thoughts and Prayers !!! My heart goes out to each and every one of you !!! I pray you all will feel God’s comfort !!! Much Love xoxoxoxo

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    Greg & Missy Morris » 31. Dec, 2015

    Lord, our sorrow runs so deep with Brett passing from our presence. It hurts Lord. It hurts. Yet in the midst of our weeping, deep inside we rejoice that our beloved has entered Your eternal presence. O Lord, how we will miss him. And yet, because of You, we rejoice that we will reunite with him. We thank You that our lives were ALWAYS touched when we had presence time with Brett. We thank You for his character, for the compassion and love we ALWAYS experienced and received from him. Lord, thank You for Cindy, the incredible bride You gave him, and the gifts You gave them – Logan and Lauren. Lord, thank You for how Brett was raised by such a loving family – raised to bless others. Thank You for Your love for Brett and how he lived his life as husband, father, son, brother, friend – enriching all relationships. O Lord, we know not how to deal with this pain we feel for his family, other than to thank You for Your love for them. Please teach and show us Your comfort as only You can provide. Amen. Dear loved ones of Brett, we love you and avail ourselves to you.

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    Greg & Missy Morris » 31. Dec, 2015

    Thank You Lord for Your love for Brett and how he lived his life as husband, father, son, brother, friend – enriching all relationships. We thank You for his character, for the compassion and love we ALWAYS experienced and received from him. O Lord, we know not how to deal with this pain we feel for his family, other than to thank You for Your love for them. Please teach and show us Your comfort as only You can provide. Amen. Dear loved ones of Brett, we love you and avail ourselves to you.

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    Cheryl Powers » 01. Jan, 2016

    I was so saddened to hear of Brett’s passing today. He was a dear friend and co-worker and he will be missed. Cindy and kids, my heart goes out to all of you and the rest of the family. Brett was a wonderful man that dearly loved his family, a hard worker and a wonderful friend, always lending a hand to help anyone he could. I’m thankful to have known Brett and Cindy. God Bless you Cindy & children and many prayers for peace and for your hearts to heal. My love to you all.
    Cheryl

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    Pat Biggs » 01. Jan, 2016

    Our prayers to the family! He lived a wonderful life and is now in Heaven. This is something no one is ever prepared for. May he rest in peace and god guides the family thru the Times of sorrow.

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    john thomas » 01. Jan, 2016

    this is from john and Glenda Thomas we worked with brett he was a kind and caring person our prayers are with the family

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    Larry McKinney » 01. Jan, 2016

    I’m so sarry for your loss. Brett was a great guy he will be missed.He was one of the best manager’s we had at wal mart.

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    Tammy Cannady » 01. Jan, 2016

    Cindy I am very sorry for your loss. I only wish that there was anyway that I could do to ease your pain, for if there were I would take it away for you. Just try to remember in your time of sorrow that when you need someone that you not only have your family to turn to but you also have a Walmart family to turn to also for comfort. I don’t work there anymore but my phone rings 24-7 if you ever need to talk . My # is 479-633 1890

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    Toby Self » 01. Jan, 2016

    Prayers going out to his family. My parents knew him because their cabin is out by where him and his family live and my husband worked with him at Walmart. He’s a very nice guy and my husband loved working with him and thought the world of brett. Rest in paradise Brett you will be missed by many.

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    Vickie davis » 01. Jan, 2016

    I worked with Brett he is a nice man my husband had a stroke last year and every day since then ever time he saw me in the store he always ask me about my husband he will be missed.

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    Shawn Womack » 01. Jan, 2016

    So sorry to learn of Brett’s passing. We graduated from high school together. He was always a lot of fun. My condolences to his family.

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    Jim Liaromatis » 01. Jan, 2016

    My heart breaks for this wonderful family!! Brett was an amazing person and a good friend. May God fill the hearts with peace of all those that love him! We will see you again someday my friend!

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    Chelsea Travis » 01. Jan, 2016

    Brett was such a great man. No other way to put it. He had a love for God I know this. He loved hunting… And he sure was a hard worker. It’s still hard to believe your gone man. My heart and prayers go out to Cindy, Logan, Lauren and family.

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    Charles Mitchell » 01. Jan, 2016

    I cannot express to you how very sorry I am to have heard about Brett’s passing.. I worked in the pharmacy at store 0001 and he was always, always a pleasure to work with. He was such a caring and lovely person and I want you to know that we loved him very much at our Wal-Mart store..I cannot imagine the grief you must be experiencing.. But please know that Brett is still with us in spirit and he is looking down at us from heaven..
    Charles Mitchell

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    Sara cook » 01. Jan, 2016

    Brett was an amazing co manager at store 0001. As one of his employees I’m very sadden for the loss. I’m keeping the family of bretts in my prayers! He was like family to us too. May he r.i.p. thoughts and prayers to his mediate family! ~Sara cook

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    Janis Hensley » 01. Jan, 2016

    I am so very sorry for your loss! Love & prayers. God be with you!!!!

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    Kelly corliss » 01. Jan, 2016

    Sorry for your loss. We at store one really enjoyed getting to know him. He will be missed. Again sorry for your loss

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    julie » 01. Jan, 2016

    Prayers to you and kids.

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    Drew Whitlow » 01. Jan, 2016

    So sorry to hear of Brett’s passing, really enjoyed working with him and our many conversations. The Lord Bless and comfort his family.

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    Earlene Craft » 01. Jan, 2016

    He was one of the best ever to work with. He sincerely cared about his coworkers. He will be missed by all. May the God of comfort and peace be with the whole family now in their time of need.

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    Laura & Randy Fox » 01. Jan, 2016

    So sorry for your loss.

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    Tricia Clark » 01. Jan, 2016

    Brett, you will be missed greatly. I can’t believe I’m going back to work Tuesday and you won’t be there. You were a great man. Godly. You were a great mentor the last year. My condolences to the family. Praying for you guys during this time.

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    randee dawn » 01. Jan, 2016

    Im am so sorry for your loss I worked with him at Wal-Mart he will be missed greatly

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    Name » 01. Jan, 2016

    Dear Brett’s Family……
    No words can express the sadness I feel hearing this news. I work at store 373 in Huntsville and I really thought a lot of Brett! He made no bones about being a Christian and having God First! I know from our many talks that he is Walking the Streets of Gold as a well man! He will be missed and I’m so thankful to have known him and having the opportunity to work with someone who Loves The Lord and tells it and doesn’t hide it because it isn’t allowed! Bless each of you and His Love for All of You was Amazing and he told us all the time!
    He will be missed! Lori Pemberton, Walmart #373 Huntsville Ar

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    Ollie & Lucy Hammett » 01. Jan, 2016

    Our prayers are with you and we pray for Gods love and strength to be with each of you.

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    Cindy & Bob Hall » 01. Jan, 2016

    Sorry for you guys loss. Bob and I will keep u in our thoughts and prayers.
    May god walk with u in this time of need.

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    Tanya Howard » 01. Jan, 2016

    Sending prayers for comfort and understanding to Cindy, Logan, Lauren and the rest of the family. Brett was one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Always ready with a kind word. Always genuinely concerned for the welfare of your family. An ever present smile on his face. Rest in peace Brett. You will be missed.

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    Marque Nunez » 01. Jan, 2016

    Cindy and Family, my heart is broken for your loss. I can’t even begin to express my feelings. He was my mentor, I am Blessed for knowing Brett and my life is richer for working with him and especially for knowing him and you. He taught me so much about work and his great love for you and his Family. I guess it’s true that God takes only the best.

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    David » 01. Jan, 2016

    The first time I spoke to you we shared stories about our heart attacks and how they affected our lives. I appreciated how we both took a closer step to our Savior and opened our hearts more widely to him while we also steeled ourselves determined not to let the “minor malfunctions” we had experienced prevent us from living our lives fully and not in fear of it happening again. Like everyone who knew you I will always wish I had taken more opportunities to talk to you. Even if only for five more minutes.
    I will keep your spirit and your love for life in my heart always. Farewell, Brett, farewell.

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    Lauren Holzhauser » 01. Jan, 2016

    I don’t really know how to wrap my head around this. I still don’t believe this happened. I never knew how many life’s my daddy touched! I always knew he was such a caring man and would help anybody out with anything!! My daddy had such a hug heart I’ll never quit missing him but I do know that he isn’t in pain anymore.. Daddy I miss you more than you will ever know and this will never get easier on me or mom or Logan we are so heart broken! I know you wouldn’t want us crying like this either.. Rest in peace daddy I’ll see you at heavens gates someday!!! I love you more than you ever knew. Love always your baby girl

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    Fran » 26. Jan, 2016

    I am in tears as I read everyone’s wishes and proceed to write this. Mr. Brett was everything these dear folk have described him to be as they had the privilege to be friends with your dad. He spoke about you often and even showed pictures of you when he was allowing you to go shop for your prom dress. It was clear that God and family came first before work. He was definitely very proud of his family and he carried this philosophy in respecting that in his co-employees lives, family also came first and is priority over work.

    I didn’t find out about Mr. Brett until just a few days ago, so the mourning is still fresh and like you said, it probably will be for a while. Just know that the strength that you feel has been sapped out, can be reversed into a new resolve and determination to make a life that is God-honoring and that your father Brett and your Heavenly Father would be able to say “Well done”. This goes for your brother Logan too and dear mom Cindy. I have never met any of you, but by the way Brett carried himself, I can tell you are just as Brett Holzhauser represented you in any setting–a caring godly family–and will continue to be. You are in my prayers…

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    Charlie Crandall » 10. Apr, 2016

    I have waited to post anything as I thought I could accept this better with time. Well time has not changed how much I hate that this has happened. I pray for your wife, children and the rest of your family. I know you are with the Lord. God Bless you Brother.

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    Doug & Tanya Morris » 01. Jan, 2016

    Tanya and I are so saddened about Brett’s passing away. When I think of my childhood memories with Brett, there is almost always laughter associated with those memories. Bill & Belinda, you raised a good one. He was indeed a fine man. The few times I was around Brett as an adult, it didn’t take long to see that he was a loving husband, and a good father. He will be missed. Cousin Brett, may your legacy live for a thousand years.

    Love,
    Doug & Tanya

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    Kyle Jenkins » 01. Jan, 2016

    Cindy, Lauren, and Logan. Brett was a riot to be around, always making jokes and he always had a smile on his face. Every time I saw him he made me laugh, to me that’s a great person. Brett and Logan took me pheasant hunting while I was staying at the ranch and that was the most fun hunt I have ever had. Yall invited me into your home, and we ate supper together. I cannot imagine what each of you is going through, but I will remember him with a big smile and the many great laughs we shared.

    If there is anything we can do we’ll be happy to.
    Kyle and Brittany

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    Faith » 01. Jan, 2016

    I had the privilege of working with Brett at store #373 in Huntsville. When we had our meet and greet, he said “The 3 most important things to me in my life are in this order: God, My Family, and Walmart” I’ll never forget his kindness, his pride in being a christian and the love he obviously held for his wife and children. He really helped us through a rough time at our store.
    He was an honest, hard-working, all around good man. God Bless his family and I pray you find some comfort in the time ahead. He will be missed.

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    Sandy Littrell » 01. Jan, 2016

    I’m so sorry for your loss . We had so much at fiesta square Walmart. I’ll always remember that great smile and sweet personality. Cindy, if there is anything I can do to help , just let me know. Sweet Logan, you have your Dads smile. He will always be a part of each one of you. Praying for you all. Love you guys

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    nichole boelter » 01. Jan, 2016

    I am sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the family. He was my favorite boss he was so nice and made working at Walmart a great place he sure will be miss.

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    Kenny & Gay Phillips » 01. Jan, 2016

    Our heart goes out to the whole Holtzhauser family. We will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. I got a call from my mother Odelia Holtzhauser Phillips crying telling me the news and it is hard to believe. My heart aches for you and please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless your family in this time of sorrow. Please let us know if we can do anything.

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    Tammy Reed » 01. Jan, 2016

    Cindy and family, I am so sorry for you loss. I worked with Brett in Rochester, MN many years ago. I had just ran into him in the store a few weeks before Christmas and reminised about old time.
    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Becky Wait » 01. Jan, 2016

    I had the honor of working with Brett at store 1971 in Rochester Minnesota. He was a great example of an awesome manager. He was always willing to bag groceries for cashiers, help stock shelves, help other associates whether it was personal or work related. He was a wonderful man and boss. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.

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    Jason M » 01. Jan, 2016

    When I started working for walmart in Minnesota Brett was my store manager. He installed a great work ethic in me and many others that worked in the store. He was a great man to work for and help mold me into the man I have become. I am very sorry for your loss and he will be greatly missed by many people.

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    Lori and Mitch Allred » 01. Jan, 2016

    Mitch and I had the pleasure of working with Brett at store 373 in Huntsville. Although it was only for a short time, he made a big impact. What a nice, helpful, polite, wonderful young man. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. So sorry for your loss, rest in peace Brett you will be missed.

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    Mike Wolff » 01. Jan, 2016

    22 years ago Cindy made the 2nd best decision of her life.The best was getting to know our Lord and Savior.I think we often wonder why God takes the ones he takes, but we have to remember he’s in charge and he wants great people with him too.And he definitely got a great one.The 2nd best decision she made was to marry Brett.She could not have found a better man,friend,father or companion.Im so thankful he married my niece and did a flawless job of raising those beautiful kids.You will be greatly missed.I know that God will enjoy you as much as we did.We will meet again.we love you. Uncle Mike

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    Sara Edwards » 01. Jan, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. Brett was my manager back in the days of Manager at Wal-Mart. He was an amazing man. Thank you for sharing him with us. Rest in Peace Brett. Prayers to his family.

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    Kim Wilson » 01. Jan, 2016

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Brett always made me smile and laugh. He always took the time to ask about myself, daughter and family. He inspired me and was a leader I always respected and wanted to be like. I will miss seeing him.

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    Veronica Paxson » 01. Jan, 2016

    My condolences to the family, I worked with Brett in Rochester, Mn. He was a great person and outstanding manager, my kids worked there as well , we were always treated with respect, I know is hard , but all pain will heal in time.

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    Karen Schmitz Carrico » 02. Jan, 2016

    I was a childhood friend of Brett’s. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was always such a great guy. Smiling and laughing. Someone fun to have around. I will pray for his entire family. Again I’m so sorry for such a terrible loss.

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    Vickie Barscewski » 02. Jan, 2016

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.

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    cindy johnson » 02. Jan, 2016

    HEAVEN HAS TRULY GAINED ANOTHER ANGEL !!!!! TRULY THE MOST RESPECTFUL, CARING, COMPASSIONATE , FAMILY MAN I HAVE EVER HAD THE UTMOST PLEASURE OF WORKING FOR ! YOU ARE TRULY MISSED BY ALL OF LIVES THAT YOU TOUCHED !!! PRAYER’S OF COMFORT FOR YOUR FAMILY ! TIGHT HUGS !!!!!!

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    Marilyn Groth » 02. Jan, 2016

    My sympathy and prayers go out to the family. I worked with Brett at store #1971 in Rochester,Mn. He was always to this day my favorite boss. So caring and thoughtful,asking about our family and always greetings us with a smile and a handshake, sometimes many time a day. He will be missed by many.

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    Melissa Frost » 02. Jan, 2016

    I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Brett , but I know his daughter, Lauren. My prayers go out yo yhr family, and hope that God will give them peace and comfort throughout this difficult time.

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    Dave & Jeanne Berg » 02. Jan, 2016

    My wife and i worked for Brett at store 1971 Rochester Mn. We are so sorry to hear about Brett’s passing.
    Brett was our boss but He was also our friend. More than any other manager we worked for He let us all know that He cared about each and every one of us. He was one of the best. Condolences to His family.
    May you rest in peace Brett. We won’t forget You. Dave and Jeanne Berg.

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    Cheryl Laughlin » 02. Jan, 2016

    Brett was an amazing person and co-worker. He always asked how we were doing and shook our hands every time he saw us. He was a man of integrity and was a remarkable person. We will miss him at Store #1. It doesn’t seem the same there. A spark is gone out of our lives.

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    Name » 02. Jan, 2016

    Brett was my first manager at Walmart. He was always very dedicated to the store and to his employees. He was a good man and a great manager. Always easy to talk too and address problems when they arose. Condolences to his family and friends

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    Hank Yancey » 02. Jan, 2016

    God has sanctioned another Angel. My true friend has gained his rewarded Crown of Glory. Brett was one of a kind. He assisted me with my Dial Sales Team and was always willing to mentor others. I grew to love him as an individual because he loved the Lord and all mankind.

    Rest in Peace my Dear Friend.

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    Traci Bryant and family » 03. Jan, 2016

    Cindy and family,
    Our hearts are saddened at the news of your loss. There are no words to make the pain go away, but just know that you, your children, and Brett’s family are in our prayers, today and the days ahead, may God wrap his loving arms around you all and comfort and give you peace like only He can!

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    Mike Mullins » 03. Jan, 2016

    RIP buddy. I know how much you loved life and your precious family from our conversations and our work trips together. I hope your family can find some solace in remembering the times you shared and the love you had for them. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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    Ben and Megan Milford » 03. Jan, 2016

    Dear Holzhauser family,
    We are praying for your entire family. We are members of First Baptist church in Elkins and you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and understanding.

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    Luke Nordquist » 03. Jan, 2016

    Cindy and family,

    I also worked with Brett in Rochester. It wasn’t for very long, but we developed such a great friendship over the years. He was there for me when my mom passed. He hugged me like a brother. He cared for me like a brother and I will tell you, I consider him my brother. I am so sad and I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man, my mentor and my friend. I will miss him so.

    My heart goes out to all of you.

    Sincerely,
    Luke

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    Michelle Archer » 03. Jan, 2016

    So sorry to here this news…he was such a great boss…he gave me many words of encouragement. Will be greatly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with his family!!!

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    Tony Corbit » 03. Jan, 2016

    So sorry for your loss, Brett was a good man and will be missed..Prays are with your family. . Tony

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    Michelle Diprima » 03. Jan, 2016

    My thoughts are with the entire Holzhauser family. I grew up with Brett and he always had a love of nature, hunting and always could make you smile. My hope for his family is that they can find comfort during this time, through memories, stories, and keep his spirit alive through remembering.

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    Brenda » 03. Jan, 2016

    Oh my God! I loved him and his family, We bought two of your English bulldogs from you
    I pray for you and your family. I lost the love of my life too.

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    Julie Mesa » 03. Jan, 2016

    We at store#1 lost a very caring,compassionate friend and Co manager.Brett’s character goes beyond words. He will be forever and deeply missed.My deepest condolences to you Miss Cindy and your family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Susanne bell » 03. Jan, 2016

    i am so shocked to hear about Brett’s passing so suddenly !!!! I worked with him 25 years ago at McDonald’s as his manager when he was still in Highschool and about 2 years ago he came to our walmart store to fill in for 3 months as storemanager and he was then my manager .we all at walmart loved him and realy wanted him to be our storemanager !!!! we begged him to stay !!! he came in every morning to shake our hand and asked everybody how they are and how their family is doing ? you could have not met a nicer guy and the coorporate office at WalMart could have learned a lot from him !!!! We are truly all heartbroken . I have known his Mom and dad for a long time and also his Brother Billy . My heart goes out to all of them and my thoughts and Prayers are with them and with Brett’s wife and Children !!!!! May god help them through this terrible time in their lifes !!! God Bless them all !!!!

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    Carolyn Wages » 03. Jan, 2016

    I can’t say how sorry I am for your loss. When he walked inside the doors at Walmart it was like a breath of fresh air. He made you smile. He made everyone feel special. He loved and truly cared about people. A wonderful person. My condolences go out to all his family and all that knew him. God has a wonderful angel at his side.

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    Karla Paul » 03. Jan, 2016

    So sorry to hear about Brett he will be greatly missed. Brett was a great and well respectful man and he touched everyone with his graciousness that he met. Prayers are going out to his family.

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    Cameron & Lynell Davis » 03. Jan, 2016

    Lynell and I are so sad and sorry for your loss. Our prayers are certainly with your family. He was a good man! Cameron & Lynell

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    Mark Stevens » 04. Jan, 2016

    I am so sorry to hear about Brett’s passing. I had the privilege of knowing him as a young man when he worked for me at the McDonald’s in Mountain Home, AR. I knew he was a good kid and had a lot of potential. I did not get to know him as a man, but it appears he excelled as a man, father and child of God. I saw Brett a few times in passing the last time was just after the Walmart opened on Elm Springs Road in Springdale. He told me then about his heart condition. We shared a few memories from the past and a few things about the present before I left for work, we shook hands and I said see you later. I pray that God will hold you and give you strength everyday.

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    Cindy Bryant » 04. Jan, 2016

    It’s difficult to believe we have lost such a fine man. I absolutely adored Brett. He was such a joy to work with and always had a kind word for everyone. There are few men as kind, caring, thoughtful and funny. I’ve met few men as down to earth who could relate to everyone he met.
    Brett was a hard worker and I learned a great deal from him. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to know this fine man. You will be missed Brett. You were truly, one of a kind.
    Cindy

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    Raymond Rush » 04. Jan, 2016

    What a great loss. Words can not cover the hurt. Cindy, call me if you need anything.

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    Name » 04. Jan, 2016

    We are so sad for the family. What a terrible loss. We love the Holzauser family and I know Know that their hearts are broken.We love you

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    Carol knight » 04. Jan, 2016

    We are so sad for the family. What a terrible loss. We love the Holzhauser family and I know their hearts are broken. I hope you find peace knowing that he is with The Lord now. We love you.

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    Robert Anson » 04. Jan, 2016

    Dear Cindy, Lauren and Logan

    I had the pleasure of working with Brett at Henkel. I was always inspired by his fearless passion for life. I loved to hear the vivid stories of the adventures he shared with each of you. It is clear that he had a committed focus on his family. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

    Rob

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    Kathy Medlin » 04. Jan, 2016

    What a sad day when I heard the heartbreaking news….Brett was such a kind and generous spirit, he will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to his family for peace during this time of great sorrow.

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    David West » 04. Jan, 2016

    I am very saddened to have lost not only a previous co-worker, but a good friend as well. Brett will be missed!

    Cindy, their Children, and the entire Family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    David

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    Racquel Johnson » 04. Jan, 2016

    All of us at store 11 in Mtn. Home will never forget Brett and his kind heart he had for everyone there. We would see him coming and knew we had a pat on the back or a hand shake awaiting us. He was the most genuine human being that I believe I had ever met there at Walmart. I cannot tell his family how very sorry I am, especially his wife and children and his Mom and Dad. Heaven has a very special place for him..

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    Sherrie Chapman » 04. Jan, 2016

    Cindy, Lauren, and Logan, I’m so very sorry for your loss .I’m still trying to process that I won’t being seeing Brett at work. Your husband and father was a very genuine person to know, a mentor, a very caring person. Not only did he love his family, he loved his Walmart family. He would ask you how your family is. He helped me through a ruff time, knowing my son’s medical problems, he helped to understand. He will be missed so very much. God Bless You, your in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Shaina Fenn » 04. Jan, 2016

    Cindy, Logan and Lauren,
    I can’t even begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. It is clear he was loved by so many people. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.

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    Sam Bowman » 04. Jan, 2016

    Mrs. Brett,
    I worked with Brett at the setting and opening of store 4108 in Springdale back in Aug 2014. I was the new sporting goods department manager, and guess who made sure my department always had the right merchandise that would sell for Wal-Mart, Brett really helped me learning the things/mercandise that really did good during all the seasons in sporting goods. A Great Person, everyone would be very lucky to have known Brett!

    Sam Bowman
    Sporting Goods Department Manager
    Store 4108
    Springdale, AR

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    Robert and Towana Lowrimore » 05. Jan, 2016

    Cindy and family: The Lord is near the broken hearted; He saves those crushed in spirit. Psalms 34: 17-18. May you find comfort in this promise.

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    Shirley Kirby » 05. Jan, 2016

    My heart is so saddened by this news. Of course, I remember Brett from his younger days. I remember when he and Lisa were the winners in about 5th grade off a reading contest Mr. Day initiated. He and Lisa remained friends through their school years. He was always fun and very kind. Bill and Belinda, please know how my heart aches for you. No parent should have to suffer the loss of a child. Know that your anchor, healing and understanding comes only through our Lord and Saviour. Blessings and prayers for his wife, children, Billy and other family members. God bless you all.

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    Katy Mickelson » 05. Jan, 2016

    My deepest sympathies to Brett’s family. Brett was our store manager in Viroqua, Wi. My heart goes out to you all! Katy Mickelson

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    Bill and Cindy Killion » 05. Jan, 2016

    I was so shocked to see this and really sadden. When he was here at our store filling in as our store manager in Mtn. Home he did such a super job. The store seemed to be changing for the better and people were much happier. I hope God’s peace fills your hearts with comfort.

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    Twila & Jerry Taylor » 05. Jan, 2016

    Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. May you feel Gods presence & comfort during this time.

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    Bruce Poter » 06. Jan, 2016

    Cindy, I am heart broken for you, Logan, and Lauren. You and Brett have been friends for years.
    It is not the end of life, but a changed life ahead…for Brett and for you all. The depth of the
    hurt…remember…is a reflection of the love that was enjoyed by you all. My prayers and
    love are with you all!

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    Pete Louree » 06. Jan, 2016

    I worked with Brett and we became great friends. He was as authentic a human being as they come. He treated everyone with respect. He would do anything for his friends and co-workers. Always the first to step forward and lend a hand however he could. His relationship with God and his family were most important and he always was bragging on Logan and Lauren. He felt very blessed to have Cindy and his children and spoke of that often. I have great faith he is in the arms of God and watching over all of us. My life was better for having him be a part of it. Rest in peace my friend.

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    +Pamela » 09. Jan, 2016

    Brett was one of the Nicest bosses I had the pleasure to work for . Always kept his word and always treated everyone very well . I want to give my condolences to his wife kids and Parents . He was a good guy , and Im very sorry for your loss

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    Vicki Hodges » 07. Feb, 2016

    I just heard about Brett’s passing from my brother tonight. My brothers and I spent time with both Brett and his brother Billy growing up, and my brother Greg even dj’d Brett’s wedding reception. I am so, so sorry. I always thought so highly of the entire sweet Holzhauser family, and I’m so sorry for their pain. It’s hard to believe that Brett isn’t here. My heart hurts for everyone who knew and loved him.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2016

    I am so sorry. I went to school nights with Brett. And hadnt seen him in a while. Continuing Prayers for the family.