Alyce A. Hollesen, 75, passed away on October 12, 2022 at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha surrounded by her daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Alyce Ann Hollesen was born on May 8, 1947 in Nebraska City, NE to Clyde and Alyce (Childers) Stoll. She grew up in the Nebraska City area and graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1965.
Shortly after graduation, she married Billie Joe Hollesen on September 3, 1965 in Rock Port, Missouri. To this union, three children were born: Joann Marie, William Joseph, and Amy Dawn. Alyce was widowed in 1973; she then raised her children in the Nebraska City and LaVista areas.
In 1987, Alyce earned a degree in Psychology and Sociology, and she entered the social work profession as a Child Protective Services caseworker in the Fremont area. She later became a CPS manager for a five county region in southeast Nebraska. She retired early to raise two granddaughters whom she adopted and collected into her fold. In her final years, she cared for her father, who passed away in July 2022.
Alyce invested in people. It wasn’t uncommon to find her on the road to visit family and friends with apple pies, pumpkin bars, popcorn balls, or a great chocolate chip cookie. She believed in the goodness of people and the strength in raising one another up. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and supported its efforts.
Alyce was preceded in death by her son William Hollesen, parents Clyde and Alyce Stoll, sister Carol O’Flaherty, and husband Bill Hollesen.
Those who survive and love her are four daughters: Joann (Michael) McRell, Amy (Troy) Wynn, Shady Hollesen, and Erica Hollesen and fiancé Jose Garcia; seven grandchildren Jacob (Whitney) McRell, Megan (Tim) Spoerl, Hannah (Nate) Petersen, T.J, (Megan) Wynn, Cierra Wynn, Tate McRell, and Noah Wynn and fiance Addie Gyhra; and 9 great grandchildren: Abe Dolezal, Qwynn Petersen, Emmy Wynn, Brynn Petersen, Kinsley Wynn, Bodie Petersen, Gracie Spoerl, Milo McRell, and baby Garcia. She is also survived by her sisters Deborah (Dean) Hlavac, Clydene Stoll, Brenda (Ken) Vodicka, Ellen (Tim) Mitchell, Lori (Tom) Bennett, and Paula (Greg) Avery along with countless nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church in Nebraska City on Friday, October 21, at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. A private interment will be held later.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 with a rosary recitation to follow at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Veteran’s Memorial Building fund, or the American Cancer Society.