Paul G. Hollerbach
July 29, 1946 – May 28, 2022
Paul Gregory Hollerbach passed away with his family by his side at his home in Lonsdale, Minnesota at the age of 75 on May 28, 2022 after a hard-fought battle with cardiovascular illness. He was preceded in death by parents John F. and Isabell B. Hollerbach and brother Leonard. Paul is survived by his wife, Sandra Jeanne (Shaw), daughter Stacy Lynn (Robert) Erstad of Orono, MN, son Gregory Paul of Willoughby, OH, four grandchildren; Alex, Bella, Nick, and Nash, brother John of St. Joseph, MI, and numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Paul was born July 29, 1946 at Mercy Hospital in Benton Harbor, MI, and was raised in nearby Hagar Township where he attended Pier Elementary School and St John’s Catholic Elementary. He would go on to graduate from St. Joseph High School and then from Ferris State College (now Ferris State University) in Big Rapids, MI. Throughout his upbringing he spent many a day exploring and enjoying the natural beauty of the Lake Michigan shoreline. Here he developed a love of the outdoors and a sincere appreciation of nature’s simple beauty. This carried through his entire life, with a love for such things as long motorcycle rides through the countryside, lazy days boating with his family on the Mississippi River, and later traveling the country with Sandy to visit national parks.
Paul was known for his cheerful demeanor, and the phrase “he always has a smile on his face” never fit anyone better. He was always at his very happiest when he was surrounded by his family.
A memorial service is planned on July 23, 2022 at Camp Maiden Rock West near Morristown, MN at 1pm. Gather with us to celebrate his memory and a life well-lived.
A quick note on memorial gifts / donations: One of Paul’s favorite places on earth was Glacier National Park. The family requests that, if you are so moved, please make a donation to the Glacier National Park Conservancy in his honor. The family will receive an acknowledgment of your tribute. This can be done quickly and easily at glacier.org/tribute-gifts/ . In the box entitled “Tribute Name and Acknowledgment Information,” simply enter:
113 Hawaii Street
Lonsdale MN 55046
Paul G. Hollerbach, #