Timothy (Tim) Paul Hollern



Charitable contributions may be made for the children’s college education –

The Tim Hollern Family Fund at the:

Lowell Huntington Bank, 414 East Main Street

Timothy (Tim) Paul Hollern, age 44, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 11, 2020, surrounded by his loving family, his friends, and the love and support from the Forest Hills, Lowell, Catholic Central, and Wyoming communities. Tim valiantly fought stage 4 colon cancer since his diagnosis in September 2011. Tim is preceded in death by his father, Deacon Dale Hollern. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Alicia (Crittenden); and their children, Emma, T.J. and Ally; his mother, Isabel Hollern; siblings, Linda (Ed), Michael (Fran), Pat (Shelly), Ted (Maribeth), Amy; mother and father-in-law, Larry (Judy) Crittenden; sisters-in-law, Stacey (Steve) Bond, Natalie (Les) Morant, Stephanie (Dan) Patterson; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Nash. Tim was a competitive athlete who excelled in sports at Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School, then baseball at Grand Valley State University, and will always be remembered as a loyal Spartan fan. He worked in the Forest Hills school district for 20 years as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and most recently as an assistant principal at Forest Hills Eastern High School, as well as, principal of Goodwillie Environmental School. Over the years, Tim loved coaching his son T.J. in football and baseball and made many lifelong friends. He loved working and serving his school and the communities in which he was involved. Tim, a devoted family man, will always be remembered as a kind, compassionate, caring person with a great sense of humor. The Hollern family is grateful for the Team Tim community, and the compassionate and caring nurses and doctors who loved, supported, and prayed for him. Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held with Rev. Mark Peacock and Rev. Tom Cavera presiding. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made for the children’s college education – the Tim Hollern Family Fund at the Lowell Huntington Bank, 414 East Main Street. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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32 Responses

  1. I can’t find the words to say how sorry I am for your loss and to ease your pain. Love to all hugs and prayers

  2. My prayers continue for Tim’s family. God bless each one and help them through their grief.

  3. We are so deeply saddened to hear about Tim. Your family will continue to be in our prayers!

  4. I am happy that I was able to help coach TJ and have Emma in class. It gave me the great opportunity to meet Tim. He was a wonderful man and father that was easy to see in how his children conducted themselves. They were chips off the old block. Pleasant, fun, and hard working habits that were no doubt passed on through the family. He will be dearly missed. I e appreciate God bringing Tim and his family into our lives!

  5. What an amazing person Tim Hollern was…his legacy will live on forever by the many lives he impacted. He was a special person and I feel blessed that our paths crossed.

  6. You were truly an angel on earth and deeply loved by all of your family, friends and community. I became friends with his sister Amy when we were 5 years old and remember when Timmy was born. The entire family always made me feel like on of their children and the house was always filled with love and laughter. Tim you are going to be missed and may you continue to rest in Paradise. We love you❤

  7. Keeping you and your children in our prayers Alicia. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends.

  8. Scott and I are truly sorry for your families loss. We will continue to pray for all, especially for his beautiful children and wife.

  9. Your suffering is over, you can now rest in the arms of your earthly father and your Father in Heaven.. You fought a good fight like a soldier and won your medal in Heaven. We hope we can be like you when our time comes.

  10. Thoughts and prayers are with tim’s Entire family, may God bless you always through this very difficult time and keep in your hears the many wonderful memories you have of him.

  11. Our heartfelt sympathy to you Alicia and family and the entire Hollern family. Our prayers for strength and courage and for God to hug you and guide you at this very sad time. Tim fought such a fight with all of you surrounding him. A great guy, a wonderful family, and now home with his Savior. We love all of you so much .

  12. Alicia – Sincerest sympathy to you, Emma, TJ, and Ally. Please know I keep your family in my thoughts and heart as you navigate this new path without Tim. Sending you and your three children love and strength. What an amazing fighter and human he was.

  13. Dear Alicia and Emma, T.J. and Ally, We are so sad to hear of Tim’s death. He fought the hardest
    battle against cancer anyone could ever fight. He ran the race with dignity and courage. Now he is at home with the Lord finally at peace. We pray that the Lord will give you strength to endure this painful loss. Our prayer is that you will be comforted and find peace through your faith and the caring of your many friends and wonderful families. Our condolences to the entire Criittenden and
    Hollern families. God Bless you all.
    Janet and Dave Tibbe

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with Alicia, their children and the entire Hollern family! RIP Timmy!

  15. We are so sad to hear this news but we take heart knowing Tim has entered his eternal home. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  16. Tim brought joy, grace, and healing to all whose lives he touched. We sorrow for his passing. We hold his memory dear in our hearts, and celebrate his presence in the Universal Christ.

  17. Love and prayers being sent from The Grooters to the whole family. My heart aches for you all. Tim is leaving behind a true legacy of what kindness and compassion really is. His will to fight is obviously inspiring to so many!
    Team Tim is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. For so many people to rally around him and Alicia, Emma, TJ and Ally is truly unforgettable.
    I pray you find comfort and peace knowing what a great man he is.

  18. Alicia- I am so sorry for this great loss. I am thinking and praying for you and your family. Love and cherish the many sweet memories you have.

  19. We are so saddened by Tim’s passing. He was truly a great guy who touched all he came into contact with. The Hollern Family is in our daily prayers.

  20. On a beautifully sunny February afternoon, before we knew what was headed our way, I had lunch with my former ParaEducator at Sweet Seasons. I was inspired by the laughter and joy coming from the Hollern family table next to us. I joked with the kids about them “treating” … they smirked, but Tim laughed out loud! Tim taught his family how to live and experience joy in spite adversity. May God hold the family tightly, and may his joy be ever present in their lives! ❤️

  21. We are sad that Tim is no longer on this earth but rejoice in his reuniting with his dad and the glorious entry into heaven. Continuing to pray for your wonderful family ❤️

  22. Alicia, I’m so sorry to hear about Tim, and his and your family’s struggle with his health . I wish I’d known Tim. He sounds like such a wonderful person. I send much love and sympathy to you all and hold you in my prayers and my heart.

  23. I am sending love to the Hollern and Crittenden families. Tim was such a great guy. He will be missed but not forgotten.

  24. Our love and condolences to all of the Hollern families. Tim was a wonderful person and left a legacy to be proud of!! Seems he was admired by so many people !! RIP. Tim
    The Sue Spielmaker families !!

  25. We send our love and prayers to each member of the Hollern family. Our family has had a multitude of connections with them through the years, beginning with Dale being our six sons’ principal at Catholic Central down to our son, Tom, being Tim’s football coach there. Each of our boys had some relationship with the Hollern boys and their wives through the years. Finally, Steve worked closely with Tim in the Forest Hills Schools. We know that when Tim was called HOME, the Lord undoubtedly said to him “Well done, good and faithful servant.” MAY YOU ALL FIND PEACE AS YOU THINK OF HIM WITH HIS LORD. BLESSINGS! Mary and Bill Passinault and Family

  26. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hollern family! Tim was one of a kind and will be missed.

  27. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hollern family. Tim wás such a pleasant person always had a smile on his face. May you rest in peace.

  28. To the entire Hollern family May Tim Rest In Peace and May you all accept our love and deepest sympathy.

    Daane & Sandy Spielmaker

  29. Sending prayers and our deepest condolences. Brad, Judy, & Annalise Kelly

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