BUCKLEY — Mr. George A. Hollon, 82, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Metron-Belding Nursing Home in Belding, after a lengthy illness.
George was born July 18, 1930, in Royal Oak, the son of Eden W. and Eva (Noton) Hollon. The family remained in Royal Oak long after George graduated from Royal Oak High School in 1948 .
George met the love of his life, married, and the family moved to the Buckley area in the fall of 1957, where he built the family home on Wilson Road.
George worked for Ideal Dairy, Sara Lee and then to Cherry Growers, Inc., retiring in 1992.
In is younger days he drove school bus for Buckley Community School, refereed many a ball game with Dennis Kuhn Sr. and kept basketball 'stats' for then Coach Barry Davis.
George enjoyed fishing, water skiing and campfires at Interlochen State Park and the Mesick Trailer Park, where the family camped for many summers.
George was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Fred; and sister-in-law, "Marty," of Baraga; brother-in-law, Don Wardwell; mother-in-law, Betty Wardwell Ewing, of Traverse City; and brother-in-law, Roy Eisbrenner, of Berkley.
George leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Pat; daughter, Lynn (Lynn) Henschell, of Sidney; son, Bob (Sue), of Eau Claire, Wis.; brother, Charles (Barbara), of Ionia, and their children; grandchildren, Emily (Vince) Opper, of Durand, Josh (Sara) Henschell, of Florida, Melissa (Chris) Tengden, of Kingsley, and Brianna Henschell, of Traverse City; his beloved niece, Donna Maskill, of Baraga; and nephew, Brian and family, of Colorado. George also leaves behind his sisters-in-law, Jean Eisbrenner and Joann (Brian) Bensett, of Traverse City, and Cathy Kulich, of Bozeman, Mont.; and brother-in-law, J. Richard Wardwell, of Sterling Heights, and their children.
Cremation has taken place per George's wishes. No services are planned.
Arrangements were made by the Verdun Family Funeral Home of Belding.