Thursday, November 10, 2011

Alex J. Hollow

Surrounded by his loving family, Alex J. Hollow, age 94, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center.  Alex was born in Terre Haute, IN, on December 1, 1916, son of the late Alex and Clara Hollo.

Alex moved to Racine in 1933. On October 1, 1938, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Joyce A. Verbeten, who preceded him in death on September 22, 1989. Alex was employed by Massey Ferguson for 48 years and retired in 1982 as Chief Inspector. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Transportation Club and Knights of Columbus. He was an avid golfer. He enjoyed playing cards, bowling, fishing and his trips to Florida or Arizona every year. He just loved getting into the car and driving throughout the United States. Alex lived peacefully in the comfort of his home. His companion and best friend, Toni, was always by his side. Above all, he enjoyed being with his family and he will be dearly missed.

Surviving are a son, John “Jack” (Sue) Hollow; grandchildren, Jeff (Sallie) Hollow, John Hollow, Jim (Lisa) Hollow, Mark (Anna) Hollow, Michael (Teresa) Hollow, Michele (John) Morin, Kristen Schatzman, Sarah (Geoff) Gorsuch, Katie (Justin Nick) Hollow; 30 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren, special friend and companion, Toni Rosienski; brothers-in-law, William Vanderhoef and Ronald Gall; sisters-in-law, Clarice Gall and Karen Verbeten; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Alex (Butch) Hollow, Jr., daughter-in-law, Judy Saavedra, sisters, Mary Pollock, Theresa Hollo, Katie Hollo, Rose Miller and Anne Giese.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1533 Erie St., on Monday, November 14, 2011, at 10 am., with Rev. Ronald O. Crewe officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Sunday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and at the church Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or to St. Catherine’s High School have been suggested.

A special thank you to his aides, Michelle, Kelly, Haddie & Elizabeth.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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