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John R. Hollander

July 29, 1924 — April 9, 2018


July 29, 1924 ~ Sibley, Iowa
April 9, 2018 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 12, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church; rural Hull, Iowa
Pastor Aaron Deutsch ~ Officiating

“Peace In The Valley”
“The Old Rugged Cross”
Sung by: Mary Jo Huls
“In The Garden”
“How Great Thou Art”
Organist: Deanna Tiedeman

Christopher Hollander
Jeremy Hollander
Joshua Hollander
Derek Bahrenfuss
Dalton Bahrenfuss
Andy Kruse
Dan Claus
Bruce Fick
Mark Sipma
Harlan Brandhorst

St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery ~ rural Hull, Iowa

After today’s graveside service, relatives and friends are
invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Boyden, Iowa.

John Richard Hollander, the son of John C. and Ella (Berger) Hollander was born on July 29, 1924 in Sibley, Iowa. He received his education from a country school outside of Sibley until 8th grade. He met Darlene DeBoer in Boyden, Iowa and the couple married on June 7, 1957 in Spencer, Iowa. The couple moved to South Dakota for a short period before moving outside of Boyden where John farmed and milked cows. The couple remained on the farm until moving to Fieldcrest in February of 2015. Darlene preceded John in death on February 6, 2017. John remained at Fieldcrest until his passing on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center reaching the age of 93 years, 8 months and 10 days.
John was an active member at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hull where he belonged to the men’s group, served on the cemetery board and other positions within the church. John also served on the Co-Op Board. He enjoyed telling jokes and stories, taking care of their children as they grew up and pampering Darlene.
Left to cherish John’s memory is his children and their spouses, Rick and LaWana Hollander of Cameron, Wisconsin and their family, Christopher (Laura) their children, Delilah and Erin, Joshua and his son, Colton, Jeremy (Kara) and their children, Tyson and Haylee and Renae and Brett Bahrenfuss of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and their family, Derek (Ashley) and daughter, Teagyn and Dalton Bahrenfuss; two sisters, Elaine Brandhorst of Hudson, Iowa and Alta Mae Claus of Spencer, Iowa; brother-in-law, Harold De Boer of Olathe, Kansas; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Ivan) Van Ommeran of DeWitt, Iowa; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents; wife; great grandson, Mason Hollander; two brothers, Rudy and Ernest Hollander.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Boyden

712 Main St. , Boyden, IA 51234

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church - Hull

3483 290th St., Hull, IA 51239

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St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery Hull, Iowa

3483 290th St., Hull, IA 51239

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