Obituary of Dennis Hollinger (1955 – 2021) – Indianapolis, IN
He graduated from Warren Central High School where he played football, basketball and continued his relationships with his childhood friends and teacher until his passing. A big time for them was getting together to play cards several times a year on Friday nights. He was an outstanding student not only at Trinity Lutheran School in Indianapolis, Warren Central High School, but also at IUPUI (Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis) where he was introduced to Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Honor Society and obtained his associate degree. in Electronics and Engineering.
Dennis was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was married to Rhonda (Gunter Keene) Hollinger, who survives him and the mother of his children, Julianne (Jay) Miller. Dennis is also survived by his children, Matthew (Sarah) Hollinger, Rachael (Joshua) Owens, his stepchildren, Kelly Keene and Aaron (Sara Burke) Keene. Other survivors include brothers James (Victoria) Hollinger and Mark (Mary) Hollinger, sisters-in-law Treva (Norm) Gunter Mills and Linda (Kirk) Thomas, as well as nieces, Sarah (Andrew Hime) Hollinger, Kristen (Nate ) Oncken and Sheilie (Jim) Novero, Lauren Kivett, Kaitlin Kivett, Allysa Wilson. Neveux, Chad Sullivan, Brian Freche and 1LT Danny Kivett. Dennis leaves behind many family and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Ruth Hollinger, his mother and stepfather, Frances and Leo Kitchen, and his niece, Kristyn Freche.
Dennis was the best “Punkin” EVER for his grandchildren, Gavin and Darcy Owens, Aria, Kieran and Violet Hollinger, and Aiden Keene.
Throughout his life, Dennis has continuously shown his love for God, most recently attending Grace Church Fishers. He has served in the church in several capacities and across the church and in the community over the years. Dennis was known to lend a hand to those in need. From stopping for help to a motorist stranded on the side of the road, to clearing snow from neighbors’ snow-covered roads, Dennis could always be counted on to help.
Dennis had a passion for cars that started when he was young. He has been restoring a 1965 Volkswagen Beetle for 15 years. When Dennis and Rhonda took a ride in the Bug, Dennis was delighted that he and his Bug brought so many big smiles, enthusiastic thumbs up, horns, and more. when they passed strangers. He made his day!
Dennis loved sushi, golf, corn hole, NASCAR, good tequilla, wine tasting, bowling, pretzel and donut making at home with family and friends, grilling on his Smoker Grill , napping while “watching” NASCAR (NAP SCAR we called him with love) mowing the lawn because he loved a well-kept yard. An 8 ‘Sasquatch he got for his birthday watched him as he cut the grass in the back yard. Years ago, Dennis played on the King of Glory Lutheran Church softball team, a fun family event.
He was constantly going around the house and could fix just about anything. He loved to watch his grandchildren in their various activities.
A few of her favorite vacations include: Lake Cumberland, Napa, CA, Sedona, AZ, Hilton Head, NC, Destin, FL and, of course, wherever the family lives!
Some special places he loved: Grace Church Fishers. Stroll in particular on Le Monon au Carmel. Kentucky with some NASCAR friends for a long weekend. Restaurant 10 West, Cicero. Daniel Vineyard, Indianapolis. Walk towards Wolfies across the Geist Bridge. Music in the park at various locations including Conner Prairie, Noblesville. Bongees Tavern, Perkinsville. He competed in the Mini Marathon (part of the Indianapolis 500 festivities. Even though he was not a runner, he could walk FAST!
Dennis could often be found spending his weekends with family and friends, watching the Indianapolis Colts or just hanging out.
Dennis was recently recognized for 35 years of impeccable employment with Sysmex America in anticipation of full retirement scheduled for December 2021. He used his electronics engineering degree to provide elite diagnostics and repair of laboratory equipment biomedical in central Indiana. Sysmex has used its vast ‘intellectual capital’ not only on a local account, but also nationally to help with peer training / mentoring and process improvement in all aspects of business. the company. His work ethic and customer service skills set the “standard” that others should strive for! His reach was wide, and he was loved by all who were fortunate enough to be associated with the generous soul of this Servant !!
PLEASE NOTE THAT DENNIS’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SPRING 2022.
If you would like to be notified of the date, please email Rhonda with your name and phone number. The family will text you when the date is known. [email protected]
*** Will a small group of family and friends be together? to
Saturday October 2 with us.
Please join us, wherever you are, at 5:00 PM EST and raise a drink to this wonderful man. We will feel your love and support!
Instead of flowers, Dennis would like donations to be made to:
The fishermen of Grace Church
Checks can be mailed to: 12450 Olio Road, Fishers, IN 46037
Scroll down to “Donate online” – Click on
Under “Fund” – Click on the arrow to the right next to Grace Fishers General Fund
You will see Dennis Hollinger Memorial Fund
Checks can be mailed to: 50 E91st St # 100, Indpls, IN 46240
Please note that your donation is for the Dennis Hollinger Memorial Gift.
6430 Highland Lane
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Posted by Legacy on Sep 28, 2021.