SSGT Andrew Martin Holman, age 24, of Melbourne, FL and formerly of Rochester, MN passed away unexpectedly on November, 11th, 2021. Andrew was born on May 6th, 1997 in Rochester, MN to Jim and Shelly (Madden) Holman. He attended and graduated from John Marshall High School in 2015, shortly after he began his career in the United States Air Force. Andrew completed his Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He then was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS, followed by moving to Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND, then Osan Air Base in South Korea before returning to the US at Patrick Space Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Along the way he created many, many friendships with fellow service members during his service. Andrew was an air traffic controller for the military and planned to continue this work once his time in Air Force was finished.
Andrew was a very kind, compassionate young man whose smile could bring light to any situation. His smile is a characteristic that many family and friends will always remember. He was always willing to help anyone at any time, Andrew would give the shirt off his back. He was very proud of being a life member of the VFW as well as a member of the Rochester Elks Lodge #1091.
If you knew Andrew, you knew he loved his motorcycle, as well as taking trips to ride ATVs. He and his family would often take trips over to the Wisconsin Dells to enjoy some family time. Andrew absolutely loved to spend time with his family and friends, especially enjoying the family trips they took.
Andrew is preceded in death by his grandfather, Bruce Holman.
He is survived by his parents, Jim and Shelly Holman of Rochester, MN; his brother, Ryan Holman of Rochester, MN; his grandparents, Delores Holman of New Hope, MN, Gary Madden of Blaine, MN, and Margie Durand of Cathedral City, CA; along with many loving aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends he made throughout his life.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes (5421 Royal Pl NW, Rochester, MN 55901). Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of the service. The service will be livestreamed on the Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes Facebook page; the link to access the livestream is: https://www.facebook.com/Ranfranzandvine/ A reception will be held at 5 p.m. at Charlie's Eatery & Pub, 1654 US-52, Rochester, MN 55901, following the service Saturday.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Holman family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Rochester, MN 55901
Rochester, MN 55901
Andrew joined the VFW and Post 10148 in July and impressed everyone he met with his good-natured personality and his expressed interest in assisting with community service projects. He was a very nice young man.