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Michael Allen Hollenhorst May 28, 1982 - March 26, 2020

Michael Allen Hollenhorst

May 1982 – March 2020

Michael Hollenhorst, 37, died in Fresno on Thursday, March 26, 2020.  He is survived by his wife Amble, daughters Iliana and Hazel, parents Glen and Dyan Hollenhorst, and siblings Tirza, Robert, Daniel, and Richard Hollenhorst.

Michael was raised in Hughson and lived in Turlock before settling in Visalia, CA.  He worked as a Territory Manager for PPG Industries and truly enjoyed serving his many customers.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hughson.

That Michael loved his family was evident to all around him. He was a good husband, a caring brother and son, a great dad, present in every way. He sewed Halloween costumes for his girls, did their hair for “crazy hair day,” played video games, built Legos, and read books. Each Girl Scout cookie season he spent countless hours in front of stores with his girls, sharing with them his gift of selling and creating memories they didn’t know they would need so soon.

Michael enjoyed wood-working, crocheting, and cooking large parish dinners with his fellow Knights of Columbus. Christmas decorating at parent’s house was a precious yearly ritual.

Those closest to Michael say he was one of those special people – always happy, someone who steps in and does the work, the kind of person everyone likes to be around. He was warm, funny, and loving of friends and strangers alike. “Quite simply,” said one, “Michael was a good person, an authentic man, who led a life of everyday courage and treated others, and himself, with dignity.”

Due to the coronavirus, private interment will take place now and a memorial Mass and celebration of Michael’s life will take place at a date to be determined.

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  1. Jenny Rooney Marquez says

    Prayers of comfort and strength are offered.
    May God bless Michael and his loved ones.
    His light lives on in all who loved him
    and all whom he loves, endlessly.
    God bless.

  2. Donna Y Iturreria says

    I am so sorry for your loss, words can never express the sadness I feel for you and your family. I loved Michael and also loved playing with him and his sweet voice also so sweet. Dyan and Glen if you need any thing please get a hold of me. I am here for you .
    Love and Prayers always
    Donna old babysitter.

  3. Jamie says

    I didn’t know Michael, but I can imagine how special of a person he was by what wonderful people his parents are. Loving, welcoming, faithful people. My heart breaks for them and for the rest of the family. You’re all in my prayers. May Michael rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus.

  4. Kelsey Ullrich says

    To Our Hollenkreper,
    There is a family that they forgot to mention that they forgot to mention you were a part of… the Cascade family. We will miss you too. We will never forget your smile and caring for people. We will never forget the long days in classes and long nights of celebrations we did together. Through everything your heart never changed and never faded. We send our deepest sympathies to your family, and cherish you in our hearts kreper. Keep smiling that joker smile.
    Your cascade family

  5. Joel Lohr says

    I am so deeply saddened to hear this news. Glen, Dyan, Amble, girls and larger family. You are in our prayers. May God carry you through, giving you comfort and strength.
    Joel, Teresa, and Aviyah Lohr

  6. Children's Ark Learning Center 1st Presbyterian Church says

    Amble, girls, and Hollenhorst family: Your Children’s Ark Learning Center Family and First Presbyterian Church of Visalia wrap your family in love during your time of your mourning and days to come. Please know our family is here for you and the girls. Michael was the best Papa and being known for making the best toffee at Christmas and wonderful cookie dealer in the spring, an amazing father and husband. May your happy memories comfort you in time of sorrow. Big hugs and many prayers sent your way

  7. Sheri and Ed Biasca says

    All of Michael’s loved ones are in our prayers. We are truly sorry for your loss.

  8. Todd Borges says

    I always looked forward to playing with Michael at the annual Genzoli Family Reunions growing up. We always had a blast, and couldn’t wait till the next reunion. RIP my cousin and friend!

  9. John Rogers says

    A very sad time for you and your family. May the Lord comfort you now and always. Prayers also for Amble and his daughters.

  10. Vickie says

    No words I have to ease your pain just prayers. So very sorry and sad.

  11. Lynn Beck Brallier says

    Dyan – My heart breaks with yours. Steve and I, although at a great distance from you, will be praying diligently for you and your beautiful family and for Michael’s family also. May God’s love envelop you, especially, now and in the days and weeks ahead. Lynn and Steve Brallier

  12. Agnes says

    Dyan, I am so so sorry. My dear dear woman. This is beyond belief. I am praying and wish I could be holding you now.

  13. Debbi Bailey says

    Our hearts are breaking for you my dear friend. May God hold you and all of the family close through this most difficult time.
    Love Deb and Bill

  14. Leslie McDowell says

    Diane I am so beyond sorry for your loss… my heart and soul cannot begin to imagine the path you and your family are walking.
    Please know my prayers are with each of you for whenever you need them.
    Leslie McDowell

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