Goshen News, Goshen, IN


November 13, 2013

Keith L. Hollar

Oct. 21, 1936-Nov. 11, 2013

NAPPANEE — Keith L. Hollar, age 77, died at 12:25 p.m. Monday at his residence after a courageous battle with three different cancers.

He was born Oct. 21, 1936 in Milford, to Everett and Mardas (Miller) Hollar. Keith lived his lifetime in this area. He attended Hastings one-room school.

On July 15, 1962, he married Norma Marie Strieby in Goshen. She preceded in death Nov. 16, 2007.

Mr. Hollar entered the Air Force at a young age and served during the Korean War. He was retired after driving truck for 42 years. Keith was a member of the Nappanee American Legion. He enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his Harley, fishing and championship wrestling.

Mr. Hollar is survived by his daughter, Kathy (Emzie) Watkins, Nappanee; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Miriam Cavender, Mishawaka, and Marla (Al) Headstrom, Edwardsburg, Mich.; and a brother, Max (Pam) Hollar, Lexington, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen McCorkle.

Family and friends may call Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Friday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. The Rev. Terry Tyler will officiate.

Burial with military graveside honors by the Nappanee American Legion will be at New Paris Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County or Southern Care Hospice.

To share a message of condolence with the family, visit www.tlyfh.com.

Text Only
AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners Obama Greets Wounded Warriors Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing

Goshen City Council member Dixie Robinson is asking residents to make an effort to clean up their yards this spring. The city’s Dial-A-Truck program is available to haul trash away. Do you think there are more unsightly properties in Goshen this year than five years ago?

Yes, I have noticed more problem properties
No, I have not noticed more problems
I think the problems are about the same as always
     View Results