Jul 26,1929---Jul 19,2021

Donald Leroy Hollenbeck 7-26-1929 to 7-19-2021

Born to Morgan Hollenbeck and Lena Hollenbeck Williams of Rosalia, KS Don attended the local one room school close to the farm for elementary and graduated from El Dorado High School. Don married Gloria Ritchey on June 28, 1951. He continued to farm and work as a pipe fitter at Pester refinery, until the refinery closed. He worked as a custodian for Circle Unified School District 375 until he retired in 1994. After retirement Don and his wife Gloria moved to Nixa, MO where he continued to find ways to keep busy. Using his woodworking skills Don made and sold wood products to Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO. Don and Gloria Hollenbeck moved to Overland Park, KS in November 2012 to live with their daughter. Don was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Overland Park, KS. Don was very active with the FBC sewing ministry and he also made and donated stocking caps to several charities in the OP area. Don remained in the home with his daughter as full time caregiver until late June 2021 when he moved to a skilled nursing facility where he passed.

Preceded in death by his parents and his wife Gloria Hollenbeck Ritchey. Surviving family...Kathy Crawford of Overland Park, KS, Grandchildren - Rachelle Sindt (Timm), Rane Crawford all of Overland Park, KS and Jennifer Crawford of Springfield, MO. Great Grandchildren - John, Bodhi, Sophi and Mity.

Service will be held at 10:00am July 30, 2021 in the First Baptist Church, 8200 W. 96th Street, Overland Park, KS 6621


Killeen Koontz Jul 21 ,2021

Friend of Kathy ,Kansas

Kathy, you were blessed to have such a great dad. Manys years, Don would crochet hats for BJF hat/glove tree at Christmas time. He knew how to fix anything. He also took great care of your mom for years. I am praying for you all. Peace and hugs. Killeen

Mity and family Jul 23 ,2021

Great Granddaughter ,Springfield ,Missouri

Mity wishes she could have spent more time him. After meeting him last year, I feel the same. He was so sweet and thanked me for helping Mity. He told me a sweet story about Mity before we knew her. He will never be forgotten. I’m so thankful I got to meet him. Amy, Mity and family.

Tasha Howard Jul 30 ,2021

Kathy, I know I speak for the entire Bluejacket-Flint family in saying how very sorry we are for the loss of your father. We are your family and we will continue to wrap around you to make sure that every day you feel loved, supported and cherished. As we are taught in Romans 12:15, we rejoice with you and we also mourn with you.

Memorial Service
First Baptist Church of Overland Park
8200 West 96th Street
Overland Park
Zip Code:
Jul 30 ,2021
10:00 AM
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