Kara Gold

CENTRALIA — Kara Gold, 52, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021.

She was born December 26, 1968, in Centralia, the daughter of Jack Holzhauer and Alberta (McRoy) Holzhauer Veltman.

Kara is survived by her three children: Stephanie Claybourn and husband Brandon of Centralia, son: Curtis Brown and Kenzie Fletcher of Centralia, and Raelan Gold of Centralia; three grandchildren: Ryleigh, Reese, Renleigh; several granimals; her brother: Steve Holzhauer and wife Brenda and family; twin sister: Tara (Holzhauer) Machado and family of Vista, CA; three sisters: Vicki (Holzhauer) Mayfield and family of Hawaii, Jackie (Holzhauer) Cook and family of California, and the late Debbie Pennington and family; step-brother: Eddie Veltman and wife Maureen of Centralia; a step-sister: Linda Veltman of Centralia; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Kara was preceded in death by her parents: Jack Holzhauer, Alberta Holzhauer Veltman, and Ralph Veltman, and three nephews: Cody Mayfield, Dustin “Dusty” Veltman, and Jasper Pennington.

Kara worked at Hobby Lobby in Mt. Vernon for 5 years. She enjoyed traveling, being outdoors, and taking care of animals. Kara enjoyed food with a pinch or handful of salt and good beverages. Her family meant the world to her and she loved every minute she spent with them.

A Celebration of Life Service and visitation for Kara Holzhauer Gold will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made in Kara’s Honor to the Healthcare Foundation (Marion County) and Six Lemons and will be accepted at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Holzhauer family and Gold family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home Facebook page.