George J. Hollrith, 89
Feb. 22, 1926 -- April 2, 2015
George J. Hollrith, age 89 years of Grafton, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon. He was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Grafton, son of Joseph and Isabelle (Johannes) Hollrith. He graduated from Grafton High School and joined the U.S. Navy, where he served aboard minesweepers as an electricianís mate. On July 4, 1953, he married Ann OíConnor at St. Jude Catholic Church in Beloit.
George attended Marquette University, graduating in 1962, with a degree in business administration.
Shortly after graduating from Marquette, he started Hollrith Realty in Grafton, built custom homes for over 25 years and after 40 years, was still a licensed real estate broker. He was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg. George was currently a member of Rose-Harms American Legion in Grafton, Knights of Columbus, Port Washington BMW Club, National Wild Turkey Foundation, Wisconsin and National Realtors Association, NRA and a former national race commissioner of the United States Snowmobile Association. He served on the Grafton School Board for 25 years. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, antique cars, motorcycles, bluegrass music and spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Ann; three children, Scott Hollrith of Grafton, Ann (Richard) Volesky of Port Washington and Will (Kristine) Hollrith of Grafton; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Hollrith, Dr. Ashley (Bryan) Medinger, Mary Hollrith, Emily Hollrith, Joseph Hollrith, Stephanie Volesky, Keegan Hollrith and Sarah Volesky; one great-grandson, Easton Medinger; his sister, Jean (the late Donald) Sharp; his brother, Paul (Barbara) Hollrith, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Margaret Hollrith; his son, Thomas Hollrith; his granddaughter, Chelsea Hollrith; and his brother, Joseph Hollrith Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday evening, April 10, 6 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg, with Father Pat Wendt presiding. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Grafton.
Visitation at the church on Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Francis Borgia Building Fund are appreciated. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg is assisting the family with arrangements.