ROCHESTER - Alice Cecelia Nolan Hollenhorst, age 93, died on Dec. 15, 2007, at Charter House in Rochester. She was born in Brainerd on April 23, 1914, to James J. Nolan and Eleanor Theviot Nolan. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Dr. Robert W. Hollenhorst; and by seven of her nine children, Dr. Robert Hollenhorst Jr., of Duluth, Michael Hollenhorst (Sandra) of Orono, Mary Lazarus (Bob), of Millbrae, Calif., John Hollenhorst (Swantje), of Salt Lake City, James Hollenhorst (Mary), of Saratoga, Calif., Kathleen Pohly (Bob) and Thomas Hollenhorst, of St. Louis Park. She also is survived by 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Father Mark Hollenhorst, of Grand Marais, and Stephen Hollenhorst (Carla), of Roseville; and by her parents; and four of her six siblings.
After completing high school in Brainerd, Alice received a bachelor's degree from St. Cloud Teachers College, where she was co-valedictorian. Alice taught in Dykeman and Jackson. She was married in 1939 and during World War II, Alice stayed at home with two of their children while Dr. Hollenhorst served in the Pacific as a medical officer. Following Dr. Hollenhorst's discharge from the Army in December 1945, they moved to Rochester, where Dr. Hollenhorst served for many years as an ophthalmologist and Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.
Following Dr. Hollenhorst's retirement in 1979, the Hollenhorsts spent their retirement in the Brainerd lakes area before moving to Charter House in 1996. Alice was active with the St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, St. Alice Women's Club, Breezy Point Women's Club, Gull Lake Yacht Club, Pelican Lake Conservation Club, Church of St. John, Cub Scouts, Great Books Program. She was also a Field Supervisor for the 1970 Census.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a memorial mass at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at the Church of St. Johns The Evangelist in Rochester.
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