She was born on March 16, 1957, in Greenville, Ohio, to Lowell (Bud) and Janice (Krick) House.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Michael James Holzapfel whom she married June 24, 1978; children, Ryan (Betsy) Holzapfel, of Centerville, Ohio, Brad (Holly) Holzapfel of Versailles, Ohio, and Scott Holzapfel of Greenville, Ohio; her grandchildren, Chase, Carson, and Parker Holzapfel, Madelyn, Paige, Carley, Claire, and Josie Holzapfel, Bryson Sharp, Graham, Max, Eli, and Trey Holzapfel. Additionally, she is survived by her brothers, Ty (Lita) House of Greenville, Ohio, and Terry (Kim) House of Arcanum, Ohio, along with many nieces and nephews.
Dana graduated in 1975 from Greenville High School, Greenville, Ohio. After marrying her high school sweetheart, Dana stayed home to raise her three boys. She later worked at Greenville High School as a secretary. She was also a cheerleading advisor. Dana was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter. She was energetic and determined enough to do anything she set her mind to. She fought a long, courageous battle with cancer and kept an upbeat and positive attitude through it all.
In her spare time, she enjoyed many aspects of life. You would find her playing with her grandchildren and attending all of their sporting events, baking, camping, and taking family vacations to the beach. Dana didn't know a stranger and touched the lives of everyone she met. Her sweet smile, spunky attitude, kind spirit, and good sense of humor made her a beloved friend too many. She will be dearly missed by all of her friends and family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday February 26, 2021 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. The funeral service will be Streamed Live on Zechar Bailey Funeral Home’s Facebook page. The family will be receiving family and friends on Thursday February 25, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions for Dana may be given to the Greyson James Steyer Memorial Fund in care of the Darke County Foundation.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.