Erwin Hollmann (87) of St. Peter


Published on August 12 2012 11:00 pm

Erwin W. Hollmann, 87, went to his Heavenly home on Sunday, August 12th at St. Anthony Hospital. Erwin was born on November 14, 1924 to Edwin and Mathilda (Schnake) Hollmann in Fayette County, IL. He was baptized on November 16, 1924 at St. Peter Lutheran Church by Reverend A.F. Neuendorf. On April 2, 1939, Erwin became a communicant member of St. Peter Lutheran Church through the rite of confirmation with Reverend F.J. Duecker, officiating.

On Oct. 19, 1947, Erwin was united in Holy Matrimony to Laura Mercier in St. Peter Lutheran Church with Reverend F.J. Duecker, officiating. The Lord blessed them with the gift of 3 sons and a daughter and 64 years of marriage together.

Erwin was a lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where he volunteered as a braille worker. He was a retired farmer and had worked for many years as an Implement painter and equipment set-up technician for St. Peter Implement and Bushue Implement in Effingham until his retirement in 1988.

Erwin is survived by his wife, Laura of St. Peter; three sons, David (Dolli) Hollmann of Fort Wayne, IN, Ron (Sara) Hollmann of Vandalia, Jim (Kay) Hollmann of Quincy; one daughter, Vickie Sloan of Humboldt; five grandchildren, Reverend Joshua (Amie) Hollmann of Jackson Heights, NY, Adam (Nicole) Hollmann of Berkley, MI, Craig Hollmann of Quincy, Kelly (RJ) Plas of Lincoln, NE, and Justin Sloan of Charleston; four great-grandchildren, Elijah Hollmann of Jackson Heights, NY, James Hollmann of Berkley, MI, and Samantha, Emily and Andrew Plas of Lincoln, NE; brother-in-law, Bill Stine and sisters- in-law, Helen Stine and Doris Mercier and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Irma Reiss and brothers-in-law, Walter Reiss and Harry Mercier.

Funeral services are 11 AM Thursday, August 16, 2012 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, St. Peter, Rev. William Emrick officiating, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 PM Wednesday at Pagel Funeral Home, St. Peter and 1 hour at church prior to service time. Memorials are requested to St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Peter Area Cancer Support Group, or Lutheran Hour Ministries.