Rob Hollertz, 59 years of age, of Kearney, Nebraska

A Memorial Service for Robin L. “Rob” Hollertz will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.
at the Fridhem Lutheran Church in Funk, Nebraska with Pastor Daren Popple officiating.

An inurnment will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in rural Ragan, Nebraska, at a later time.

The Memorial Service will be live streamed via the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Homes Facebook

Rob Hollertz, 59 years of age, of Kearney, Nebraska, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 15,
2022, at his brother’s home in Holdrege. Rob was born on July 30, 1963, in Holdrege, the youngest of five
children born to LaMonte and Norma Jean (Harman) Hollertz. Rob was active with the Boy Scouts for
many years. He attended public schools in Holdrege and graduated from Holdrege High School in 1982.
He pursued higher education from Hastings Tech.

On July 11, 1987, Rob was united in marriage to Terisa Tilson. This union was blessed with three
children: Kaylie, Ethan, and Trenda. The family made their home on a farm north of Holdrege. Rob
worked for Don and Rogene Harris, who became very important people in his life. He owned and operated
Rob’s Super Shine in Holdrege, and worked at Allmand Brothers for a total of 27 years, where he made
many lifelong friendships.

Rob enjoyed many hobbies over the years, including his love for animals and his pets. He loved
everything loud, fast, and with wheels. If it moved or needed fixed, you can bet he had a huge smile on his
face. He loved snowmobiling, skiing, mowing, camping, and attending tractor pulls and drag races. If you
tried to talk to him, you could tell he loved things loud because he always asked, “what ?”. He was proud of
his three kids and made sure to tell them as much as he could. Rob was a man with a big heart, was caring
and kind. He was sentimental and saved many special items from his kid’s childhood. He was a collector of
many things, but loved to collect anything Chevy and model cars. Rob loved his grandkids and enjoyed
watching them grow. To them, he was PaPa Rob.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Holdrege and was past sexton of the
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Rob was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Lana Hollertz; and many extended family

Rob is survived by his three children: Kaylie Soneson and her husband, Ethan of rural Funk, Nebraska;
Ethan Hollertz and his wife, Ashley of West Valley City, Utah; and Trenda Jones and her husband, Cpt.
Alex “Indy” Jones of Niceville, Florida; eight grandchildren: Clay and Maisie Soneson; Kirra, Kellen,
Cole, Dean and Easton Hollertz; and Baylor Jones; Rob’s significant other, Cindy McNiel of Kearney; his
step-mother, Jo Hollertz of Grand Island, Nebraska, and her family; his siblings:  Al Hollertz of rural
Holdrege; Kevin Hollertz of Huntley, Nebraska; Tom Smith and his wife, Dedra of Lincoln, Nebraska; Jeff
Smith of Holdrege; Sue (Hollertz) Robinson of Bloomington, Nebraska; and Karen Buettner of rural
Holdrege; many nieces, nephews; friends; and extended family members.

Memorial Book Signing will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the
Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, with the family greeting from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A memorial has been established in Rob’s honor, and kindly suggested to the family for later

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.

Source: Obituaries

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