Elmer J. Hollenhorst, 82
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Sept. 6, 1931 ~ Feb. 3, 2014
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, February 7th, at 11:30 AM, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Elmer J. Hollenhorst, age 82, of Sartell, who died on Monday at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta. Rev. Alfred Stangl will officiate. Inurnment will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Friends may call on Thursday between 4:00-8:00 PM and on Friday after 10:00 AM at St. Francis Xavier Gathering Space in Sartell. Parish Prayers will be at 6:30 PM on Thursday evening.
Elmer was born September 6th, 1931 in Greenwald to August and Mary (Stadtherr) Hollenhorst. He married Luby Humbert on December 29th, 1951 at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Elmer owned and operated Elmer's Auto Parts Service in Central Minnesota for 30 years. He later enjoyed working part-time for Oak Hill Golf Club in Rice. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rice Knights of Columbus, and a lifetime member of VFW Post 428.
Elmer and Luby lived at Little Rock Lake from 1983-2002. He will always be remembered for the fun with family and friends at the lake. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling and playing the harmonica. Elmer was proud of his three "hole in ones" at Oak Hill. Elmer was a great athlete and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports.
Survivors include his wife Luby, children, Dan Hollenhorst (Kayla), St. Joseph, Jean Reilein (Chuck) Charlotte, NC, Mark Hollenhorst (Jane Ann) St. Cloud, Julie Lembeck (Mark) St. Cloud and Kathy Hollenhorst (Leon Fischer) Becker, grandchildren, Samantha Handley (Brian), Abby Brook, Megan Hollenhorst, Brad Hollenhorst (Anita), Cory Hollenhorst (Michelle), Bubba Hollenhorst (Hailey), Seth Lembeck (Nicole), Tricia Quinlan (Andy) and Chase Lembeck (Shanda), 7 great-grandchildren and sister Alma Swartz, Columbus Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 sisters, Rose Marx, Jean Elfring, and Martha Kalkman.
Memorials are preferred.
The family would like to thank the staffs at the CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center and Quiet Oaks Hospice for the extraordinary care given Elmer in his time of need.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 5, 2014