top of page

Charles J.Holomek

March 14, 1927 ~ January 27, 2014

Charles Joseph Holomek, 86, of Ponca City, farmer, died January 27, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. He was born March 14, 1927 at Caldwell, Kansas to Charles Jacob and Rose Ellen Watkins Holomek.

Charles graduated from Wakita High School in 1944. He enter the United States Navy April 6, 1945 and was discharged June 27, 1946.

Charles started farming in western Kansas. He married Barbara Wencl on October 6, 1949 and they farmed until he retired. During the winter months he worked at Boeing and Cessna. He also helped frame houses in Wichita and other areas. He helped build the Caldwell School gym and cafeteria.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Evelyn Caldwell and her husband Robert, and a brother Bill.

His survivors include his wife of 64 years and 4 months, Barbara, of Ponca City, OK; one son Charles V. Holomek and his wife Nadia of Pembroke Pines, Florida, granddaughter Kristy and great grandchildren, his sister Mary Kern of Enid, OK and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Cezchoslovakian Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.

Memorials may be given in Charles' name to the Czechoslovakian Cemetery or to the Springdale Cemetery.

Leave Condolences


Gayla Lee Oathout

Family and Friends - 01/28/2014

I know that simple words won't ease your pain, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Gweneth Reeder West

Family and Friends - 01/28/2014

Chuck and I grew up in Oklahoma where we attended the Springdale School with Mildred Marshall teaching all eight grades! He was several years older but we all played in the harmonica band with our matching capes and hats. I have fond memories of those years. May you be comforted knowing he had a long and full life.


Sharit & Bill McGinnis

Family and Friends - 01/29/2014

Barbara we are thinking of you at your time of sorrow.


Rosie Patton

Family and Friends - 01/29/2014

So sorry to hear of Chucks passing. Shelia and I will

see you tomorrow Barbara.


Dedrah Stoddard

Family and Friends - 01/29/2014

Aunt Barbara, Charlie, Nadia, and Kristy - I can't find words to express my sadness over the loss of Uncle Chuck. May God's loving arms surround you and keep you during this time of immense sorrow. I love you guys dearly.


Karen Stewart

Family and Friends - 01/30/2014

I have been so blessed to have Chuck & Barbara as my next-door neighbors here in Ponca for many years.

Chuck, I will miss you so much !! You had a life SO well-lived. Thanks for being such a good friend.

God looked around his garden

and found an empty place

He then looked down upon this earth

and saw your tired face

He put his arms around you

and lifted you to rest

God’s garden must be beautiful

He always takes the best

He knew that you were suffering

He knew you were in pain

He knew that you would never

get well on earth again

He saw that the road was getting rough

and the hills are hard to climb

So he closed your weary eyelids

and whispered, “Peace be thine”

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you didn’t go alone

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home

My deepest sympathy to Barbara & family....



Darlene Hays Hudson Lowry

Family and Friends - 01/31/2014

Barbara & family:

We are so sorry for your loss. I did not know

Chuck well, but you & I were school friends

for years. And I worked with Mary at the Hospital

in Caldwell. It is a small world, because my

husband worked with your son Charlie at Boeing

years ago.

Take care, Love to you all.

Darlene & Virgil Lowry



Please know that all IP Addresses are recorded for all submissions.

bottom of page