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Andrew G. "Andy" Holinga, 62, of Highland, IN, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 6, 2018 surrounded by his mother, sister, brother, brother-in-law, and neighbors. He is survived by: mother Irene, siblings George (Karen) Holinga, Peggy (Thomas) Katona, nieces Dr. Julie (Brian) Hamburg, Dr. Andrea ( Mike) Vennemeyer, nephew Dr. George Holinga Jr., great-nieces Caroline, Madeline, and Alexandra, and uncle Joseph (Gracie) Marcinov. Andy was preceded in death by: father Andrew G. Holinga.
Andy was a lifelong outdoorsman loving hunting, fishing, and camping which led him to owning and operating Andy's Valley View Motel in Crystal Falls Michigan. Sometimes he would put up the "no vacancy" sign in order to spend time fishing, hunting, and camping with friends and relatives rather than making an extra buck! In the mid 90's, with the travel industry suffering in the Upper Peninsula, Andy moved back down to his hometown of Highland where he was able to put his other passions for woodworking, fixing things, and construction to gainful and self fulfilling use. He was hired into the banking industry and spent the last 20 years with Centier Bank. He absolutely loved not only what he did, but all of the bank associates he worked with. There wasn’t a construction job or problem he wasn’t able to fix. Whether it was a nonworking fountain, or building a parade float, he loved the challenge. He will be sorely missed by everyone that he came in contact with, but as he said in his last days; "I’ll see you in heaven!"
Visitation will be Friday, May 11, 2018 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8941 Kleinman Rd. (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN, 46322 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am, Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Our Lady Of Grace Church, 3025 Highway Ave., Highland, IN, with Rev. Edward Moszur officiating. Visitation at the church Saturday from 9:30 am until time of service. Interment St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN immediately following the service.
For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at www.hillsidefhcares.com