Kenneth J. ‘Coach’ Hollub
Nov. 20, 1927 — Feb. 20, 2016
Kenneth J. “Coach” Hollub, a longtime Waukesha teacher and coach, died on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at AngelsGrace Hospice at age 88. He was born in Oshkosh on November 20, 1927, the son of Herman and Emma (nee Robl) Hollub.
He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Ken was a graduate of Oshkosh High School and earned his teaching degree in physical education from UW-La Crosse and his master’s degree from UW-Milwaukee. He began his career in La Crosse, where he was an assistant coach and teacher for three years.
He married the love of his life, Earline Geffers, and they moved to Waukesha in 1955 where Ken started teaching physical education at Waukesha High School, now Waukesha South High School. In 1976, Ken became athletic director at Waukesha South until his retirement in 1988. Ken touched the lives of all he knew. To know him was to love him.
He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, whom he knew for 76 years, Earline of Waukesha, and their children, Gregory (Diane) Hollub of Neenah, Debra (James) Surges of East Troy, David (Trudy) Hollub of Sauk City, Dana (Robert) Dabroski of Hustisford and Darcy Hollub of Waukesha.
He was the dear grandfather of Paul (Diane) Hollub, Tari (Scott) Albrecht, Jamie (Hilton) Clarke, Zachary Surges, Eric Hollub, Nick (Claire) Vogg, Allison and David Dabroski, Ashley (Erick Wills) Becker and Haley (fiancé Christian Fish), Kelsey and Colten Whitehouse and great-grandfather of Matthew, Alex and Abigal Hollub, Jack, Tyler, Emma and Wilm Albrecht and Jackson Wills. He is further survived by his brother-in-law Francis Larry, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Bernice Hollub, Harold and Russell Hollub and Loraine Larry.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 6, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Waukesha South High School, 401 E. Roberta Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The memorial service will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the school (please enter at the Roberta Street entrance).
Private interment will be at Prairie Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice, N74W35908 Servants’ Way, Oconomowoc, WI 53066, or to the Kenneth Hollub Scholarship Fund c/o Waukesha County Community Foundation, 2727 N. Grandview Blvd., Suite 122, Waukesha, WI 53188.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family.
For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035, or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.