Herman Hobert Hollingsworth

November 27, 1923 - September 14, 2020

Herman  Hobert Hollingsworth


Herman Hobert Hollingsworth, 96, of Belvidere, IL, died peacefully September 14, 2020, in Rockford, IL. He was born November 27, 1923, in Beecher City, IL to Hobert “Tony” Hollingsworth and Gladys Henry. He married his sweetheart, Nancy Johanningsmeier, May 23, 1987, in Belvidere. Herman graduated from High School and worked at the United States Postal Service for many years. Herman served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945 and was honorably discharged. Herman loved collecting Lionel trains and was a member of the Wood Carving Club in Rockford.

Herman is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Mary (Karl) Holeton; stepchildren, Robert (Buffy) Grupe, Terry (Joe), Chris Guarise, Shelia (David) Stewart, Scottie (Connie) Johnson, Sandra (Mark) Wahler and Stewart (Lynn) Johnson; many grandchildren and great- grandchildren; and brother, Earl Hollingsworth.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and sons, Michael and Martin Hollingsworth.

A graveside service with military honors will be private. Timothy Wauchope to officiate.  Memorials in Herman’s honor can be made out to the family to be established at a later date. To write a memory, please visit

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A graveside service with military honors will be private.

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Very sorry for your loss. Was a pleasure to get to know Herman and his golfing buddy Jan Fish at Beaver Creek Golf. I bet they are golfing and telling stories right now. Great man. RIP

Bonnie Randall 2020-10-20T12:45:40

Herman was such a friendly guy, he would talk to you about anything. May peace be with all the family! Rest in peace Herm.

Terry and Karen Austin 2020-09-19T09:46:08


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