July 26, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
Updated July 26, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.

Leander J. “Dick” Hollenkamp

Leander J. “Dick” Hollenkamp, 93, of Freeport, passed away peacefully July 23, 2023, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 31, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with the Rev. Edward Vebelun, O.S.B., officiating.  Entombment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m., Sunday, July 30, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and 10-11 a.m. July 31 at the church. Parish prayers will be at 2 p.m. July 30 at the funeral home.

Leander John Hollenkamp was born Jan. 5, 1930, in St. Rosa to Joseph, Jr., and Bernadine (Scherping) Hollenkamp. Leander served in the U.S. Army, serving in Guam as a heavy equipment operator. On Oct. 6, 1954, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Hoppe at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich. Dick farmed all of his life north of Freeport. 

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Dick enjoyed fishing, especially on Kings Lake, and was an avid storyteller, embellishing the story every time he told it.

Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Dorothy Hollenkamp of Freeport; son Guy (Lisa) Hollenkamp of Princeton; two grandchildren Logan (Megan) Hollenkamp and Alana (Justin) Bailey; three great-grandchildren Calvin Hollenkamp, Rose Hollenkamp and Emmett Bailey; and brothers Sylvester (Nettie) Hollenkamp of St. Rosa and Ronald (Beatrice) Hollenkamp of St. Rosa. 

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; sons Cory Hollenkamp and Cary Hollenkamp; brother Virgil Hollenkamp; and sister Marian Hallermann.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Freeport.


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