Louis Alfred Holland Sr. (1941 - 2016)

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ELLYN - Louis Alfred Holland, Sr., 74, died peacefully Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 surrounded by family. Louis was born December 13th, 1941 to the late Charles Earl and Ruth Holland. He was preceded in death by brother, Charles, and sister, Sophia Washington. Louis is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy (nee Gingerich) and five children: Jeanette, Louis, Jr. (Darcy), Elizabeth, Cole, and Tyler; three grandchildren: Curtis, Monica, and Taylor; a brother, Robert (Loretta), sister-in-law, Anna, brother-in-law, Joe Washington, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Louis grew up on a farm in Racine, Wisconsin where he attended Union Grove High School. As celebrated football player, Louis took his athleticism to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he lettered in football and track, while receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Economics. As a halfback, he played in the 1963 Rose Bowl and was the Big Ten Conference leading scorer in 1962 and 1963. In 1990, Louis received the Distinguished Alumni Award presented by the UW Alumni Association, and in 2011 was inducted into the UW Athletic Hall of Fame. After college, Louis played professional football in the CFL with the BC Lions and was a member of the 1964 Grey Cup championship team. After a brief stint with the Chicago Bears, Louis began a successful 37-year career in the investment management industry culminating with the advent of own company, Holland Capital Management L.P. founded in 1991 in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout his professional life, Louis served on many local and national professional boards. Louis was a special guest and a 20-year panelists on Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser.  He also appeared on the Financial News Network, CNN's Moneyline, CNBC and the Chicago Tonight Show.  In 2004, The National Association of Securities Professionals presented Louis with the Maynard Jackson Entrepreneur of the year Award. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 4th, 2016 from 4-9 p.m. at the Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton, Illinois. The memorial service is on Saturday, March 5th at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 424 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Holland Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Research Fund at the University of Wisconsin Foundation or the . Donation information and funeral details at: www.williams-kampp.com or 630-668-0016 Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd Wheaton, IL 60187 630-668-0016

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Published in Racine Journal Times on Feb. 28, 2016
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