Robert Hollen

Obituary of Robert Lee Hollen

Robert Lee Hollen, 81, of the Rock Lake Community, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at his residence. He was born October 4, 1934 in Fairmont a son of the late Darrell L. and Ada R. Norvell Hollen. Survivors include his nieces and nephew, Karrie Schreiner Barnett and her husband Larry of Los Angeles, CA, Nancy Schreiner McCracken of Orange County, CA, Joe Schreiner and his wife Leslie of San Diego, CA, and Julia Schreiner Ramos-Cardenas and her husband Rodrigo of Orange County, CA. He is also survived by several great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister Joan Hollen Schreiner. Bob was a 1953 graduate of East Fairmont High School. He was a veteran with the United States Army having served in Germany. Bob was a lifelong member of Gateway United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Rock Lake where he had served as a past interim caretaker. He retired from Owens Illinois after 30 years of service as a transportation supervisor. Bob devoted over 46 years of his life to his community by serving with the Winfield Volunteer Fire Department where he was a past Battalion Chief as well as past Secretary and Treasurer. He and his mother were given the honor of serving as co-marshalls of the Rock Lake Fourth of July parade. Bob enjoyed eating weekly breakfasts and monthly dinners with the Rock Lake gang. He was an avid snow skier and enjoyed ice skating on Rock Lake when it was frozen. Friends and family may call the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 2PM until 4PM and 6PM until 8PM, and on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10AM until 11AM. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11AM with Pastor Tim Edin officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Union Cemetery in Tallmansville (Upshur County), WV.
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