The Viking community was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Mr. Eudon Holland whose generosity launched the construction of his name sake, Holland Field in 2014. Mr. Holland was a 1951 graduate of Miamisburg High School.
During Eudon’s freshman year, his single mother returned to Tennessee with Eudon and his brother due to unforeseen circumstances, but his heart remained in Miamisburg. Eudon returned to Miamisburg later that year, alone and emancipated, and was quickly embraced as one of Miamisburg’s own by his classmates, teammates, coaches, teachers, and the community.
He worked his way through school washing and waxing cars, working at the school as a janitor, and at the local grocery store. While at MHS, he was an all-conference football player, a class officer, and was crowned homecoming king.
Upon graduation, he spent two years at Heidelberg College playing football for Hall of Fame coach Paul Hoernemann, before an injury cut his collegiate career short. After a stint in the Army, he finished his degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Mr. Holland was a successful businessman, a veteran, an author, and a friend to many. His spirit and generosity will live on forever in the hearts of our community and especially here at Holland Field.
Please join us in a moment of silence in honor of our cherished alumni, Mr. Eudon Holland.