Our Staff

Mark Holdship

Mark Holdship

Owner and Director

Mark graduated from the Wayne State University in 1990. Before school, he started his funeral career off in Alma, Michigan in 1985 and then moved to the Detroit area to pursue his degree. While in school he worked for the Wm. R. Hamilton Company Funeral Home in Birmingham, Michigan. Upon graduation, Mark moved to Lakeview, Michigan, where he worked for the Youngman-McClough Funeral Chapel for six years. Mark then made career dreams come true in 1998 when he purchased his first funeral home in Marion, Michigan, which is now the Fosnaught-Holdship Funeral Home. Since then he has expanded the Holdship family of Funeral Home Company to five locations in the surrounding area.

Mark and his wife Angie have four children, Holly, Michael, Dylan, and Emma. He is a member of the Saint Ann Catholic Church, Cadillac Lions Club, Knight's of Columbus, Masonic Lodge, Cadillac Country Club, and board member of Mercy Hospice in Cadillac. He enjoys the outdoors and boating on the lake.


Adam M. Hilt

Adam M. Hilt

Manager / Director

Adam was raised in Grand Rapids and is a transplant from Albion to Northern Michigan in 2005. He attended Kellogg Community College and Central Michigan University, and served as Class President at the Pittsburgh Institute for Mortuary Science. He has also earned recognition as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) by The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Adam joined Holdship Family of Funeral Homes as manager in 2013 after working several years with funeral homes in Albion and Traverse City. Adam currently serves the communities of Manton, Marion and Cadillac. He is married to Amanda; together they have three children, Declan, Jackson and Hadley. Adam enjoys spending time with his family, coaching hockey, and is a member of the Cadillac Rotary Club and the Elks.


Darlene M. Sensor

Darlene M. Sensor

Manager / Director

Darlene lives in Prudenville. She graduated from Houghton Lake High School in 1992 and received her Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science degree from Wayne State University in 2000. She has worked for Christler Funeral Home since 2000. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, softball, and exercise. She is a member of the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce, and the Michigan Funeral Director's Association.


Bob Budzynski

Bob Budzynski

Manager / Director

Bob grew up in Fountain, Michigan and graduated from Mason County Eastern High School. He received a Bachelors of Science degree from Michigan State University and Mortuary Science degree from Wayne State University. Bob was a director for the Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville, MI before moving to Houghton Lake in 1992 to be a director with Christler Funeral Home.

Bob and his wife, Beverly, have six children and seven grandchildren that keep them active during any spare time they have. He is a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce, and 3rd degree Knights of Columbus member.


Chelsea Sietsema

Chelsea Sietsema

Director

Chelsea graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science. She attended both Mid-Michigan Community College in Harrison and Wayne State University achieving the Dean’s List for both schools. Chelsea joined the Holdship Family of Funeral Homes in 2014. She attends St. Ann Catholic Church and is a member of the Cadillac Area Young Professionals Club. She enjoys spending time with her family at Houghton Lake and going hunting and fishing with her friends


Ginger Allen

Ginger Allen

Pre-Need Counselor

Ginger joined the Holdship Family of Funeral Homes in 2014 as a pre-arrangement counselor. She helps families to plan in advance for what can be a very difficult time in their life. Ginger earned her Bachelors in Business Administration before working in sales and customer service for over the next 25 years. She has been married to her husband Brian for over 33 years and together have three awesome kids and four beautiful grandchildren. Ginger has a passion for hosting family events and travel, preferably to warm climates with a beach. In her spare time, Ginger, enjoys reading and walking outdoors.


Dan Cress

Dan Cress

Veteran Specialist and Funeral Assistant

Dan graduated from H.H. Dow high school in Midland in 1974 and Central Michigan University in 1978. He and his wife Kathy have three children and two grandchildren. Prior to his time with the Holdship Funeral Homes, Dan owned and operated a burial vault company and was a sales manager for 25 years. Dan's favorite activities included being with his family, playing golf, fishing, hunting and playing the guitar. Dan and his family are members of Zion Lutheran Church in Cadillac.


Mike Holdship

Mike Holdship

Funeral Expo Coordinator

Mike has lived in Cadillac and worked for the Holdship funeral home since 2000. He was born and raised in Ubly, Michigan. Mike received three degrees from Central Michigan University- Bachelor , Masters, and Specialist in Education. For most of his career he was a High School Principal in Carson City at Crystal High School. Mike was a pre- need specialist for many years at the funeral home and now mainly works on special projects. Mike attends St. Ann Catholic Church and is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Cadillac Lions club, which he is also a board member of. He holds golf memberships with Cadillac Country Club and Lakewood on the Green and also enjoys playing pickle ball at the YMCA. Mike and his wife Carolyn have two sons, Mark and Matt, and six grandchildren.


Tim Dore

Tim Dore

Funeral Assistant

Tim has been a resident of the Manton area for 40 years. Tim worked for Four Winns Boats for almost 30 years until his time of retirement. He joined the Holdship Family of Funeral Homes in 2013. He is married to Mona; together they have two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He attends Rollins Christian Fellowship Church and enjoys going camping with his family.


Gary Gremel

Gary Gremel

Funeral Assistant

Gary has been a resident of the Manton area since 1971. He worked in Marion serving as the UPS driver for 30 years. He joined the Holdship Family of Funeral Homes and Dutchman Tree Farms both in 2006. Gary attends St. Ann Catholic Church and serves as Eucharistic Minister as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He has been a volunteer for the Cedar Creek Fire Department since 1983 and currently holds the title of captain. Gary is married to Monica; together they have two children and four grandchildren. He loves spending time with his family boating on the lake in Lake City.


David Johns

David Johns

Funeral Assistant

David has been a resident in LeRoy since 1975 and been actively a part of the Marion community. He attends the Dighton Wesleyan Church and serves as a Sunday school teacher. David joined the Holdship Family of Funeral Homes in 2014. He is a board member for MOTA as well as a board member for the Sherman Township Road Committee. David is married to Shirley; together they have six children and nine grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family outdoors hunting and fishing.


Sarah Blackledge

Sarah Blackledge

Funeral Assistant

Sarah has been a part of the Marion and Evart communities all of her life. She is actively involved in the Middle Branch Township Board Committee as a trustee. She is also involved in 20th Century Club of Marion and Jolly Workers of Marion. Sarah joined the Holdship Family of Funeral Homes in 1988. Sarah was married to the late Elton Blackledge; she has two children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She enjoys spending time working on her flower garden.


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