Myron "Dutch" Hollen, 88, of Medford, Ore., passed away on September 24, 2011, at his home with his family by his side. Dutch was born on April 22, 1923, in Swift County, Minn., the son of Ida and Olaf Hollen.
Dutch served our nation as an army paratrooper in World War II. After returning home, he married his high school sweetheart, Lois, and was employed as a printer for the Minot Daily News. He later moved his family to Medford, Ore., where he retired from the Medford Mail Tribune after 30 years as a printer.
Dutch was a long-serving church usher, member of the Knights of Columbus, Boy Scout leader and an avid gardener. He was a beloved grandfather and great-grandfather; he had tremendous patience with children and was a gentle soul with everyone he met.
Dutch was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and his son, Jeffrey Hollen. Dutch is survived by Lois Marie Hollen, his wife of 64 years; daughter, Stephanie (Rich) O' Dell; son, Philip (Jeri) Hollen; daughter-in-law, Cassie Hollen; sister, Evelyn (Bob) Evenberg; many nieces and nephews; his grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and lifetime friend, George Longie.
His memorial service is planned for Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with reception following in the parish hall.
The family would like to thank Providence Hospice and the Senior Solutions staff for their care and support during Dutch's last days.
If you wish to make a donation in Dutch's name, please consider giving to Providence Hospice or Sacred Heart Catholic church.