keith l. hollar
Oct. 21, 1936 - Nov. 11, 2013
NAPPANEE — Keith L. Hollar, 77, of Nappanee, died at 12:25 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in his residence after a courageous battle with three different cancers.
He was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Milford, to Everett and Mardas (Miller) Hollar. Keith lived his lifetime in this area.
He attended Hastings one-room school.
On July 15, 1962, he married Norma Marie Strieby in Goshen. She preceded him in death Nov. 16, 2007.
Mr. Hollar entered the U.S. Air Force at a young age and served during the Korean War. He was retired after driving truck for 42 years.
Keith was a member of the Nappanee American Legion. He enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his Harley, fishing and championship wrestling.
Mr. Hollar is survived by his daughter, Kathy (Emzie) Watkins of Nappanee; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Miriam Cavender of Mishawaka and Marla (Al) Headstrom of Edwardsburg, Mich.; and a brother, Max (Pam) Hollar of Lexington, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen McCorkle.
Family and friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at the funeral home. The Rev. Terry Tyler will officiate. Burial will be in New Paris Cemetery with military graveside honors by Nappanee American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be given to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County or Southern Care Hospice.