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Viola "Vi" Irene Hollenbeck

March 6, 1930 — March 25, 2023

A prayer service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2023 at the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora led by Pastor Barbara Hegfors.  Family and friends may gather one hour prior to the service.  Inurnment will be in the Waasa Cemetery in Embarrass at a later date.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Viola “Vi” Irene Hollenbeck, 93, of Aurora died on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Carefree Living in Aurora, Minnesota.

She was born March 6, 1930 to R.C. and Cora (Kolle) Eidal.

She graduated from Elbow Lake High School in 1948. On January 29, 1949 she married Dick Henry Hollenbeck. The two of them had been married for 62 years.

They moved to Aurora in 1956. In 1957 they moved to Embarrass where they lived for over forty years. They returned to Aurora in the 90s after their retirement.

Vi was a bookkeeper for North Star Auction for 20 years. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She attended Methodist Church of Aurora and was a part of several coffee clubs. She also enjoyed dancing with Dick throughout her life.

Vi is preceded in death by her husband, Dick; daughter, Teresa; her parents; and three siblings.

She is survived by her children: Diane (Bob) Gihl of Lino Lakes, Peggy Koivisto of Pequot Lakes, and Rob (Suzy Watson) Hollenbeck of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren: Robert, Scott, Tom, Susanne, Ted, Tarik, and Tracy; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five siblings; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Monday, April 17, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home

402 W 3rd Ave N, Aurora, MN 55705

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