A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father Joseph Herzing officiating assisted by Deacon Craig Korver.
Lawrence “Larry” Hollermann was born Nov. 7, 1931, in Melrose, to the late Herman and Mary (Mehr) Hollermann. He was raised in Melrose with his 10 siblings. He attended school in Melrose and graduated with the Class of 1949. Larry worked at Hollermann Manufacturing for a few years after high school. Lawrence was united in marriage to Annella Koopmeiners, June 7, 1955, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose. The couple resided in Minneapolis, where Larry attended Brown Institute. He received a diploma in electronics and worked for Avenco Engineering in New Hope for several years. The couple moved to Little Falls in 1970, where they owned and operated the Quick and Clean Laundromat until 1978. Larry and Nellie purchased Lik-Nu Cleaners in 1976 and owned the cleaners until retiring in 1995. Larry enjoyed woodworking, traveling, fishing, going to the cabin, reading Louis Lamour books, watching old movies, card playing especially “Skat” with his brothers-in-law, playing the concertina and drums and dancing with Nellie. Lawrence was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Little Falls and was active with the Knights of Columbus and was a 4th Degree Knight. He was a mass server for funerals for 15 years. Larry and Nellie took care of votive candles for 20 years at the parish. Larry attended Central Minnesota TEC and had a very strong faith. “Larry made a faith-filled choice for the end of his life, which was consistent with the rest of his life.”
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Annella “Nellie” Hollermann of Little Falls; children, Joan (Jim) Gondringer of Albany, Patricia (Daniel) Henning of St. Cloud, Marion (LeRoy) Gondringer of Albany, Andrew (Cheryl) Hollermann of Albany, Olivia (Gary) Zimmer of Laona, Wis., Diane (Deacon Craig) Korver of Little Falls, Dennis (Patricia) Hollermann of Foley and William (Kathleen) Hollermann of Little Falls; 24 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 16 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Henry, Norbert, Alfred, Aloysius, Edwin, Edward, Joseph, John and Bernard and a sister, Alvina Wielenberg.
The family would like to thank Unity Family Hospice and Dr. Mark Moe for the wonderful care and support.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home