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Dale Allen Hollinger

August 30, 1948 — October 6, 2023

Wausau

On Friday, October 6, 2023, Dale Allen Hollinger, loving husband and father of two children, passed away peacefully at the age of 75, surrounded by his family, from complications due to open heart surgery two days prior.

Dale was born in Wausau, WI, the oldest of three children born to Lovedale and Lydia Hollinger of Wausau, WI.  Interested in motors and moving parts from a young age, Dale achieved an associate degree in Auto Mechanics from NCTI and worked varied jobs in the automotive industry.  A true mechanic at heart, he was always working with his hands.

Dale married Bernadette “Berni” Hollinger on October 23, 1982.  They had a loving, passionate and solid marriage, where each felt the partner took precedence.  They had two children, David Hollinger and Rebecca Hollinger (Rene Delgado).  Dale’s children were extremely important to him and even if the children moved around the country, they stayed connected.

If you had to describe Dale in a few words, they would be gentle, faith, fun-loving, nurturing and motorcycles.  He was a gentle man who rarely raised his voice.  Dale’s faith never wavered over the years, even during severe health issues in his youth.  He had a sense of humor, loved telling stories (sometimes repeatedly) and cared about those around him. 

Motorcycles were his passion.  Although he could talk about all types of motorcycles, Dale favored BMW’s and Ducati’s.  He got his first bike at 18 and never looked back.  In fact, he did a 250- mile ride two weeks prior to his open-heart surgery.  He consistently rode thousands of miles each year – a 350-mile mile ride per day was not unusual to him.  Dale and his wife motorcycled (2-up) over the US, Europe and New Zealand throughout their married life.

Dale is survived by his siblings, Darrell Hollinger (Deborah), Arden Hollinger (Lynndee, deceased), nephew Dan Hollinger (Sorayda), and two great-nephews Daniel and Benjamin. 

He was preceded in death by Lovedale Hollinger (Father) and Lydia Hollinger (Mother).

Services for Dale Hollinger will be held at 12:00 pm, on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Rich Block officiating.  Visitation will occur from 10:30 to 12:00 prior to the service at the same location.

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Visitation

Saturday, October 14, 2023

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Saint Andrew Lutheran Church

150202 County Rd Nn, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 14, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Saint Andrew Lutheran Church

150202 County Rd Nn, Wausau, WI 54401

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