McKinley “Mick” Holstein

June 12, 1946 - November 26, 2022

06/12/1946 - 11/26/2022

Past Services

Saturday December 10, 2022
11:00 am
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


McKinley “Mick” Holstein, age 76, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2022.


Born on June 12, 1946 in Washington D.C., Mick moved to Broward County, Florida in 1970 where he raised his family and was a fireman with the Pompano Beach Fire Department. He later went on to own and operate a successful Locksmith business in Margate, Florida. He moved to Saluda, North Carolina in 1995 and then to Hendersonville, North Carolina in 2011 where he worked at Home Depot until his retirement in 2020.


Mick is survived by his wife, Luz Cala-Holstein and her daughter, Maria Karwin (Christopher); and his daughters, Nicole Bieber (Jeff) and Mary Farrell (Fran); his grandchildren, Jim Farrell (Cali), Grace-Ann Farrell-Roche (Tim), Justin Bieber (Gil); and his great granddaughter, Avery Farrell.


Mick was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Holstein; his mother Grace Briggs Schumacher; and his father, Louis Holstein.


A celebration of Mr. Holstein’s life will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.



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Marcia Janett Nino Rueda
11 months ago

Stella los acompañamos de todo corazón desde la distancia, lo sentimos muchísimo, mucha fortaleza y resignación en este momento tan duro. Que su alma descanse en paz. Un abrazo fuerte.

Sandra Romero
11 months ago

Luz, I will be thinking of you in this moment of pain. Estoy aquí para lo que necesites. Te deseo paz, consuelo, fuerza y muchísimo amor en este momento tan triste.

Laurie Baird Hurley
11 months ago

I will miss Mick, my first cousin. He was one of the nicest men I’ve known. Family meant a lot to him, and our family (Holsteins) was lucky he was a part of ours. He was an incredibly talented singer, songwriter, and musician. I will always remember his soft voice and kind smile.

Ana Gabriela Soler
1 year ago

Our deepest condelences from you loss. Mick was a great person and an even better friend. May he rest in eternal peace.

Tammy Cook
1 year ago

Luz, I am so very sorry and lifting you up in prayer.

Robert Baird
1 year ago

My deep condolences go out to Mick’s immediate family. I remember a talented guitar player and singer when he was young man. He would visit his Uncles, Aunts and Cousins (Holstein’s) in the Washington, DC area. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.

Robert Baird (First Cousin) 

Genoveva Rueda
1 year ago

Genoveva Rueda (mother-in-law) and Rosa Cala (sister-in-law), regret the death of their beloved son-in-law and brother-in-law, and send their family a hug of solidarity and wish them peace and spiritual tranquility.

Aura Cala
1 year ago

Mick’s belonging to our family was brief, but his passage deeply touched our lives and illuminated them with the values ​​that defined him: responsibility, solidarity, unaffectedness, love, joy, and sincerity. May Mick’s soul rest in peace and may his family find comfort in the teachings he left as a legacy”. Aura Cala and Carlos G. Hernández.