Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 W. Lake Avenue in Peoria with Pastor Paul Isom officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Emil was born in Peoria on May 10, 1923, a son of Emil and Emma (Schaefer) Von Hollenbeck. They preceded him in death along with 3 sisters.
He married Shirley Watt on October 18, 1944 in Peoria. She survives.
Emil is also survived by 4 daughters, Donna (Wayne) Farnham of Connellsville PA, Peggy (Roger) Gray of Creve Coeur, Vicki (Robbie) Mitchell of Mapleton and Toni (Jack) Chalmers of Metamora, one sister, Jeanette Morris of Ft. Worth, TX, 7 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, and several great grandchildren.
Emil worked as a union painter for the Peoria Housing Authority.
Memorial contributions may be made in Emil’s memory to Hospice Compassus.