June 7, 1922 - June 3, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids for Eileen Hollenhorst, age 93, who passed away Friday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Monday at the church. St. Monica’s Society will pray at 5:00 p.m., followed by parish prayers at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Eileen was born June 7, 1922 in Avon to Frank & Rose (Thielman) Ross. She married Norbert Hollenhorst on Nov. 12, 1945 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Eileen lived in Avon, MN, Bowbells, ND, and Sauk Rapids, MN. She has been a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church since 1938 and was a Jubiliarian of St. Monica’s Society and a member of St. Peter’s Mission Group. Eileen was a homemaker and a seamstress. She enjoyed sewing, canning, gardening, crafts, quilting, crocheting and making aprons. Eileen was a creative, kind hearted, sweet person who was always willing to help others.

Survivors include her children, Patricia Gaetz of St. Cloud, Randal of St. Cloud, and Judith Soto of Danville, IN; brothers, Mervin Ross of Wisconsin and Thomas Ross of St. Cloud; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norbert on June 17, 1993; brothers, Leander and Wilfred Ross; and sisters, Lorraine Carlson, Margaret Studer, and Alvera Giles.