Christopher M. Holl

Christopher M. Holl, age 46, of Dubuque, IA, sadly completed his earthly journey suddenly on May 7, 2021, at UnityPoint-Finley Hospital.  To honor Chris’ life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Chris’ family.


Chris was born on April 30, 1975, in Dubuque, IA, a son to John and Dorothy (Schostki) Holl.  He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School before continuing on to earn his Bachelors degree at the University of Iowa.  Chris next began working on his Masters and PhD in Geophysics from the University of Colorado.  Chris’ career in research programs took him from the University of Colorado, to Northwestern University, Princeton University, and finally with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX.  Our hearts are broken with the absence of Chris from our daily live’s and we can only pray that the memories he leaves behind will help to heal all who knew and loved him.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Chris include,


his parents,

John (Dorothy) Holl, Dubuque, IA;


his sister,

Lisa Holl-Moressi, Cedar Rapids, IA;


his niece,

Hannah Moressi, Cedar Rapids, IA;


his special friend,

Stephanie, Dubuque;


his canine companion,



along with numerous aunts, uncles, extended family, and friends.


Chris’ family requests no flowers or memorials at this time and sincerely thanks you for your consideration.


Online condolences may be shared with Chris’ family at


To honor Chris’ life, a private family service is being held. 

4 comments on “Christopher M. Holl
  1. Stephanie Stanton says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Truly, I do miss him already. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for the family. The happiness we shared will never be forgotten.
    With Love,

  2. Paul and Shari Jungers says:

    John and Dorothy our prayers are with you at this sorrowful time.
    May God Bless you all!

  3. Bonnie says:

    Many hugs to you all, the family lost a good one. He will be missed dearly, not just as my nephew, but also as a smiling face on Ledgewood. Rest In Peace Christopher ❤️🌈 Bonnie

  4. Mary says:

    I’m stunned and my heart aches to hear this news. My deepest sympathies to Chris’ family. May God wrap you in his loving embrace as I know he’s already done for Chris.

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