James Hollowell

Obituary of James Hollowell

    James Alfred Hollowell, son of Alfred and Birdie (Schlarbaum) Hollowell, was born on November 23, 1928 at Hartley, IA. He spent his youth in the Hartley area, attending the local country school.

    On September 18, 1949, James was united in marriage to Geraldine LaVonne Hagedorn at Hartley. They began their married life together on a farm south of Hartley where they were involved with row crops and raising cattle. Three children were born to this union: Lisa, Kelly and Kirby. In 1979, James and Geraldine relocated to the Lake Okoboji area, but continued with their farming operation at Hartley until 2012, when they moved to an assisted living facility.

    While agriculture remained his first interest, James enjoyed traveling, flying and woodworking. In the summer and fall months, after the crops were taken care of, he would manage to find time for some hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Shriners and the Methodist Church. On Saturday, July 15, 2017, James passed from this life at the age of 88.

    Preceding him in death were his parents, Alfred and Birdie Hollowell; his sister, Lois; mother and father-in-law; brothers-in-law: Gaylord Taylor and John Madden; one sister-in-law, Verdeen Hagedorn.

    Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Geraldine Hollowell; children: Lisa Clipperton of San Antonio, TX, Kelly Hollowell of Hartley, IA, and Kirby (Marcy) Hollowell also of Hartley, IA; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Robert (Dell) Hagedorn; sisters-in-law: Joan Taylor and Shirley (Fred) Sorenson; other relatives and friends.

 

Celebration of Life

 

James Alfred Hollowell

 

Born ~ November 23, 1928

Died ~ July 15, 2017

Age ~ 88 years    7 months    22 days

 

Funeral Service

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017 ~ 2:00 p.m.

Trinity United Church of Christ

Hartley, Iowa

 

Officiating ~ Rev. Jeff Filkins

Organist ~ Julie Back

 

Musical Tribute 

Rev. Jeff Filkins

"On Eagle's Wings"

 

Congregational Singing

Processional ~ "The Old Rugged Cross"

"On The Outskirts Of Heaven" - Video

Recessional ~ "Amazing Grace"

 

Pallbearers

Joshua Hollowell   Jeremy Hollowell   Jacob Kingery

Zachary Hollowell   Colby Hollowell   Derek Rice

 

Honorary Pallbearers

Jessica Hixon   Jamie Clipperton   Cassandra Rice

 

Ushers 

Hugh Johnson ~ Mert Feddersen

 

Burial

Pleasant View Cemetery

Hartley, Iowa