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Ivan E. Holdeman ( Missoula 1945 )

posted: Jan 1, 2002

Ivan died July 2, 1992 in Lakewood, Colorado where he was a teacher in Jefferson County. He was a CPS-103 jumper in Missoula during the 1945 season where he made 15 jumps.

Ivan, from a Mennonite background, graduated from Hesston College in 1943. After the war he returned to Goshen College to get degrees in Education and History in 1949.

After a brief stint at teaching in Colorado, he worked overseas in Germany and Greece for three years helping farmers re-establish themselves after the war.

In 1964 he received his Master's from the Univ. of Colorado and went to Turkey for a teaching assignment. Ivan finished his teaching career in Denver at Arvada West H.S. and retired in 1972.