John “Jack” L. Holvoet, 93, of Fort Madison, Iowa, died at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison. He was born October 13, 1923 in Fort Madison, a son of Martin and Leonie (Sabbe) Holvoet.
Jack was a lover and admirer of horses all his life, especially the American Saddlebred. He purchased his first horse in 1942, and rode for pleasure. By 1947, he became active in the industry by serving as ringmaster for many of the local horse shows. By 1954, he became involved in photography, and was taking pictures of horses at the shows and private stables. He soon became known as one of the top horse photographers in the nation, as he served as the official photogra