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George Kenneth Hollowell, Jr.

October 18, 1949 ~ January 27, 2020 (age 70)


George Kenneth Hollowell Jr. of LaGrange, IN passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN.  Mr. Hollowell Jr., was born on October 18, 1949 in Noble County, IN to the late George Kenneth Hollowell Sr. and Verna P. (Rice) Hollowell.  He graduated from Prairie Heights High School.  George served his country honorably when he was drafted into the
Army in 1969.  He worked as a repairman for StarCraft in Topeka for 15 years.   George then went on to retire from Markline Products as a repairman after 20 years of dedicated service.  He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Kendallville, IN.    He knew how to fix everything.  George also loved children and could hold a baby in a loving way to make it calm and relaxed.   He really enjoyed golfing, fishing, and bowling. 

Survivors include:

Daughter, Angela and Jerry Otto of LaGrange, IN.

Daughter, Cherish and Randy Caldwell of LaGrange, IN.

Grandchildren, Jaleasa Hollowell, Mathanial Hollowell, Savannah (Gaspar) Mateo, Jaicey Caldwell, Elizabeth (Michael) Yoder, Stephan (Megan) Otto, Ashlee (Patrick) McLaughlin, Mary Otto, Zaneta Otto, Sarah Otto, Marcus (Jewel) Otto, and James Hollowell.

26 Great-grandchildren.

Sister, Sharon and Jerry Smith of Mongo.

Brother, Dennis Hollowell of Howe.

Sister, Marsha and Mike Paxon of LaGrange.

Brother, Gary and Carolyn Hollowell of LaGrange.

Sister, Jeanette and Butch Launsbury of LaGrange.

Sister, Nancy Emeric. 

22 Nieces and Nephews. 


George was preceded in death by his parents, two great-grandchildren; George Kenneth Hollowell III and Heidi Yoder, sister, Diana Garrison, brother-in-law, Danny Emeric, and 2 nieces. 


Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 2-6pm at First Church of God, 777 North Detroit Street, LaGrange, IN 46761.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1pm at First Church of God, 777 North Detroit Street, LaGrange, IN 46761.

Burial will take place following the funeral service at Brushey Chapel Cemetery.

Officiating the services will be Pastor Paul Delmark.

Memorial donations may be directed to New Hope Baptist Church Children’s Ministry.

Arrangements by Funeral Director Craig Hess and Stemm Lawson Peterson Funeral Home.

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February 2, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
First Church of God
777 North Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761

Funeral Service
February 3, 2020

1:00 PM
First Church of God
777 North Detroit Street
LaGrange, IN 46761

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