Roy Edward Holmstrom

Tawas City, Michigan (former resident of Goodrich, Michigan)
June 20, 1944 - February 18, 2021


Saturday, February 27, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Service Location

American Legion Post 211 ~ East Tawas, Michigan


Saturday, February 27, 2021
1:00 PM

Obituary Notice

Roy Edward Holmstrom

Age 76, of Tawas City, Michigan former resident of Goodrich, Michigan died on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan. He was born the son of Edward and Dorothy (Fisher) Holmstrom on June 20, 1944 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Roy proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, cars and spending time with his family. Roy married his best friend Barbara Gray on January 21, 1967 and together they shared 54 years of marriage and raised two children. He is survived by his wife, Barbara and children; Lynette (Nathan) Williams and Wayne (Rachel) Holmstrom, his sister Ruth Griebe and grandchildren; Emily (Joe Kozlowski) Holmstrom, Peyton (Jared Hoag) Williams and Kyle Tyra. Roy was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mary Jane Fultz. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the American Legion Post 211 in East Tawas, Michigan with military honors. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made in Roy’s honor to the Tawas Area Honor Guard. Condolences may be shared at


Tawas Area Honor Guard


So very sorry to hear of your loss, Love and prayers to the family,,,,,,R,I,P,
— Patti and Dennis Whitford
Rest-in-Peace Comrade.
Your presence as Judge Advocate at our VFW Post 5678 meetings & activities will sorely missed.
— Commander Dennis A. Frank
My your memories of him be beautiful always. My heart is with you all! Mrs. Holmstrom, Lynette and Wayne and your families. My love to you all.
— Krista Luke
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I will be thinking and praying for you in the days ahead
— Renée
All my love to Barb, Lynette, Wayne and family. I'm so very sorry for your loss. May memories of Roy live on forever. Xoxo I love you all.
— Stefanie Mayne(Sears)
Roy and I were neighbors in the nursery, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie in 1944, then became neighbors again in 1976, and good friends, he will be missed by Jim (Irene) Sears and family.
— James Sears
We are so very sorry for your loss. Roy sure was a great husband, father and friend! So many great memories when we lived in Goodrich and always kept in touch later on in years. Praying for peace and comfort for your entire family. We love you so much and think of you often!

Robert and Margie Meggison and Family
— Robert (Bob) Meggison
Love you Uncle Roy. Thank you for serving our country and being an example of love for family and friends.
— Tim Gray
Keeping the whole family in my prayers. Many happy memories of camping with your family, get togethers in Goodrich and later here in Florida. Your family always made Jim and I feel like we were your family and we came to believe it. Always enjoyed Roy’s humor and his devotion to his family. Love and many hugs.
— Beverley Couls
Sorry to hear of Roy’s passing
He was a great guy
Loved playing cards with him and barb in Florida
— Emily and Bruce powers
I'm so sorry for your loss! Roy was always so much fun! Thinking of you, Barb, your kids and grandkids. Roy will be missed by many!
— Lea Gordon
My heart aches for you, Barb, Wayne, Racheal, Kyle, Emily, Lynette, Nate and Peyton and all family and friends. Roy is remembered fondly. His humor, devotion and honor making a mark on each of our lives. May the Lord bring comfort you and bring peace to your heart. Love to you always Debbie Gray, Chris Mingee and family and Laura Moore and family. Rest in peace soldier.
— Debra Gray
Roy, was the greatest grandson a Granny could have. I will miss him very much!
— Marolyn Spain
So sorry for your loss. May all your beautiful memories of Roy bring you peace and comfort sending prayers for the family at this difficult time. Curt & Tina
— Tina & Curt Jenkins
Dear Barb, Wayne, Rachel, Lynette & family, So sorry for your loss. Roy was a great person who loved his family. A wonderful neighbor that enjoyed visiting. He enjoyed talking about softball games and how many home runs Wayne could get in 1 game. There were some serious conversations about Chevy's and Fords. We will miss him dearly. Praying for your family during this difficult time. Mike & Sue
— Susan L Wetherwax
So sorry for loss. We will miss him at the park. Prayers for you and your family.
— Mary Ka
Barbara deepest sympathy to you and your family. Keeping all in our prayers.
— Frank & Mary Kajdan
Barb, Heaven just got another angel. Sending hugs, thoughts and prayers. Roy was a great guy and you were a loving team. I know you had many adventures over the years. May those memories give you peace. Roy will be forever in our hearts. Unfortunately I will not be able to say this in person....”Rest in peace Roy ♥️“ Susan
— Susan Vittitow
So sorry to hear of Roy's passing. Sure had alot of fun with you guys. Prayers Barb to you and your family.
— Darlene (Kyle) Gerding

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