BONITA SPRINGS, FLA. |
William (‘Budd’) Hollenbeck
June 26, 1932 — March 19, 2016
William (Bill) Budd Hollenbeck went home to be with his Savior on March 19, 2016. He passed away peacefully due to heart failure at the age of 83 in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Bill was born in Chicago on June 26, 1932, to Thalberg William and Irene Sweeney Hollenbeck. He grew up in Indianapolis, Ind., and attended Broad Ripple High School where he played basketball and was a member of the graduating class of 1950. He attended Butler University where he met his future wife, Julia Ann Moore. They were married on April 5, 1953, in Indianapolis. Bill continued his education at Indiana University, earning a B.A. in business/finance in 1954.
Bill proudly served his country as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 19551958. He then commenced a 22-year career with Burroughs Corporation in Denver, Colo., culminating as branch manager in Milwaukee, until his retirement from the company in 1980. As an entrepreneur, he founded Copy Vend, Inc. in Denver in the 1960s and then Nautilus/New Image Express car washes and convenience stores in Oconomowoc and Hartland from 1978 until selling the businesses in 2007. Bill was a past member of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee and served on the Board of Directors of M& I Bank Oconomowoc during the 1990s. He was a longtime Wisconsin resident, living in the Chenequa and Hartland area for 44 years.
Bill was a member of Spring Creek Church in Pewaukee since 1979 and served faithfully as a Sunday school teacher and chairman of the Board of Deacons. He was a strong Christian and passionate about his personal faith in Jesus Christ, which he readily shared with others.
A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, Bill treasured spending time with his wife and family. Among his favorite pastimes was attending the activities and sporting events of his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed traveling, hunting and fly fishing and was an avid skier and tennis player. Bill was a loyal Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers fan and loved Indiana college basketball.
Bill is survived by Julia, his beloved wife and best friend of 63 years; and his three children: Valerie (Keith) Yelverton of Oconomowoc, William Hayes Hollenbeck of Newport Beach, Calif., and Vicky (Dale) Schaechterle of Pewaukee. He was blessed with eight wonderful grandchildren: Carlie and William Yelverton, Dana (Garth) Arch, Daniel (Christine) Hollenbeck, Heidi (Andrew) Guastaferro, Christina Hollenbeck, Aaron (Lorin) Schaechterle, Adam (Kristin) Schaechterle and 11 beautiful great-grandchildren, all of whom will dearly miss their “Papa.” He is further survived by his daughter-in-law, Janice Hollenbeck; sister Marjorie Pike and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Mary, and sister Joyce Marr.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 29, at Spring Creek Church, N35 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee. Visitation will be from noon until the memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, our family would be pleased if donations were made to Hope Street Ministries, 2522 W. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53206. Harder Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, please call 262-781-8350 or visit www.harderfuneralhome.com.