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Posted on Jun 18, 2015

Johanna M. Holleman

A life of love and laughter ended on June 11, 2015, for Johanna (Joan pronounced it JoAnn) Marie Holleman, a longtime Quincy resident.
She was born on July 24, 1922, in Lynden. Her parents, Fred and Cora Polinder, had a dairy and raised Clydesdale horses.
Her sister, Anna, and brothers, Gerrit and Henry, preceded her to the presence of their heavenly Father, while her younger brother Fredrick still lives in Lynden with his wife Glenda. Henry’s wife Lois also lives in Lynden.
Joan married Cornelius (Cornie) Holleman in 1945. They moved to Quincy in January 1960. They enjoyed a wonderful, loving relationship until Cornie’s death in 2003.
Some of her life experiences could have led to a life of bitterness. Cornie and Joan’s first two children (Ronald and Ruth) died at birth. Joan also suffered from several physical ailments. Her life, however, was always one of laughter, love and grace.
Joan is survived by her children, Jerry (Norma) Holleman of Houston, Texas, and Jane (Paul) Slager of Quincy. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Troy (Lauren) Holleman, Ami Holleman, Jodie (Robert) McCarty, Shannon Slager, Ben (Lauren) Slager and Megan Slager and three great-grandchildren. We commit her to the safe-keeping of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Memorials can be made to The Cambridge Assisted Living, 301 H St. S.W., Quincy, WA, 98848; New Life Christian School, 911 East Division, Ephrata, WA 98823; or Christian Reformed Home Missions, 1700 28th Street S.E., Grand Rapids, MI, 49508.
Graveside funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the Quincy Valley Cemetery. Please leave a memory for the family or sign its online guestbook at
Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy is assisting the family with arrangements.