February 7, 2008 - September 10, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 15, 2016 at St. James Catholic Church in Jacob Prairie, MN for Bryce Holthaus, age 8, who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring beginning at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Thursday morning at the funeral home.

Bryce was born in St. Cloud, MN to Ryan and Amanda (Schaefer) Holthaus. He was an amazing big brother, son, grandson, nephew and cousin. He was a teacher, leader, helper, an extremely caring and compassionate young man. Bryce had a unique understanding of his faith and love for God. He always had a smile that was contagious and never met a person who didn’t become a friend. Bryce loved sports and loved to organize a game with his friends and classmates making sure everyone was included. Fishing and baseball were two of his favorite things. He was a member of the Cold Spring Springers Baseball team and served as batboy. Bryce was in the 3rd grade at St. Boniface Grade School.

Survivors include his parents, Ryan and Amanda, his brother, Brayden, grandparents, Louis and Jane Schaefer, Gerald and Linda Holthaus; great-grandmother, Marietta Mueller; uncles and aunts, Stacey and Andy Canfield, Louis Jr. (Joanna Carlson) Schaefer, Darrin and Barb Holthaus, Shannon and Jim Aleshire, Tammy and Travis Welle, Amanda and Erik Halland; cousins, Clara, Tanner, Breanna, Riley, Isaac, Sam, Carson, Macy and Kendall.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Abbey and Hannah; great-grandparents, Louis and Gertrude Schaefer, Joe Mueller, Herb and Laura Holthaus, Lucille and Robert Hunstiger.