Orlen von Hollen

February 15, 2019 14 Condolences Print Obituary

July 12, 1940 – February 12, 2019

On February 12, 2019, with heavy hearts we sadly had to say goodbye to our beloved Orlen von Hollen.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Sharlene, daughters Shelda (Greg) Kozak, Marcine (Gordon) Olsen, six grandchildren (Brett, Aspen, Kalaina, Mitch, Raegan, Jayla) and his sister Fay (Clarence) Formanek.

Always a teacher at heart, he lived his life to the fullest, with laughter and will be greatly missed.

We welcome any memories, photos and condolences you wish to share.

At Orlen’s request, no formal memorial will take place.

In his memory, donations may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.

  1. Sharlene and family.
    I am so sorry to learn of Orlen’s passing. I have happy memories of many times we spent together.
    Orlen was a great friend.
    Carol

  2. Departed from our lives…but never from our hearts.
    My condolences.

  3. We have been out of touch for so long Sharlene the news was quite a shock. His picture brings back thousands of good memories during our shared earlier years. Our thoughts are wish you. Donna and Barrie Findlater

  4. Loretta and I were very sad to read of Orlen’s passing.Curling, golf and camp fires at Nordegg will miss his laugher and jovial way. May your memories comfort you, our deepest sympathy from
    Loretta and Milt

  5. Sharlene, I’m sorry to read of Orlen’s passing. It’s been a long time, but the memories I have of you and Orlen are certainly good ones. Shalom.

  6. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Our thoughts & Prayers are with you all. . I let Syd know , I think the last time we saw Orlen was at Aunt Ruth’s Birthday. He will be missed.

  7. We will cherish the many wonderful times we had with Orlen. His sense of humour was enjoyed by us all. He will be truely missed.
    Our condolences

  8. I was sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved husband & father Orlen. Unfortunately as relatives we never had the opportunity of getting together as families. May our loving heavenly Father give you strength & comfort as you adjust to life without Orlen.

    • Dear Sharlene,
      I remember when you were born, and how beautiful Tina thouht you as a baby, and when you went to Edmonton and when you married in Red Deer, and now we are left of many. I know you had a good marriage and will think of you, and may you have peace Your cousin, Isabelle

  9. I am sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin, Orlen von Hollen. He will truly be missed. My condolences to all of his families and his loving wife Sharlene.

    My sympathy to his sister Fay and her husband Clarence.

  10. Sharlene and Family.
    We were sorry to read of Orlin’s passing. Blair was honored to work with Orlin at Vic as he was a happy and helpful colleague. Also we thoroughly enjoyed your friendship at the bridge table.
    Our condolences.
    Blair and Helen

  11. Feeling sad with you, Sharlene, and praying for peace and comfort for you and your family at this time.

  12. Sharlene, we still remember you recognizing us at Silver Star many years ago. Good memory. Walt and Linda

  13. Sharlene and family
    We just learned of Orlen’s passing.Please accept our most sincere condolences.
    We have many fond memories of curling as teammates at the Derrick and the
    fun get-togethers after.

    May your memories of happy times be of comfort to you now.

    Dick and Vi Moskalyk

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