He was born on August 23, 1934 in Iloilo City, Philippines, a son to the late Numeriano and Salvacion (Jayme) Hollero. Numeriano graduated from the University of the Philippines (AA) 1955, University of Sto. Tomas (Medicine) with Honors 1960, and University of Sto. Tomas (Surgery, Residency, Family Practice). After coming to the United States, for many years he had his own medical clinic here in Iola. In addition, Dr. Hollero served as the Physician/Surgeon at the Iola Community Hospital 1966-94, Physican/Surgeon, Riverside Medical Center 1994-2000, Medical Director, Iola Nursing Home 1967-92, Chief of Staff, Iola Community Hospital 1966-94, Deputy Coroner Waupaca county 1967-94, Secretary of Medical Staff, Riverside Medical Center 1997-98, Vice Chief of Medical Staff, Riverside Medical Center 1998-99 and Chief of Staff, Riverside Medical Center 1999-2000. Dr. Hollero was a Recipient of the Melvin Jones Humanitarian Award for Dedication and Service to the Iola Community. He was a member of the Waupaca County Medical Society, American Academy of Family Practice, American Medical and the Wisconsin State Medical Association. Dr. Hollero was a member and volunteered for the Iola Conservation Club serving breakfast during the Iola Old Car Show for many years. He participated in the Indoor Pistol Shoot. He was an avid deer hunter. and was a classic car enthusiast.
He is survived by his daughters, Claudette “Joji” (Dennis) Morrison of Iola. and Michelle (Michael) Cisewski of Wisconsin Rapids; grandchildren: Treighton Cisewski, Derrek (Sarah) Nelson, Katy (Cory) Schroeder, Brandon (Kaylee) Beyersdorf, Chadwick Beyersdorf, Josh (Bekkah) Morrison, and Dani (Corey) Owen; great grandchildren: Nolan, Taryn, Leighton, Brynn, Alma-Rose Martin, Diesel, Claudia, Aislynn, Caymen, Kassy, Lexi, and Madie. He is also survived by numerous loving and caring cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
Dr. Hollero’s greatest love, first and foremost was his family. He cherished his heritage and customs of his birthplace, never losing sight of where he came from. He incorporated this into raising his girls with the United States customs when he proudly became a US Citizen on October 13, 1971. He was honored to choose Iola as the place to raise his girls and to serve the community for his entire career as their doctor. Iola was also his home, a place he would always remain. He was fortunate in 2013 to return to the Philippines and show his girls again everything that touched his heart and made him who he became.
Joji and Missy, along with their families, would like to thank all those that sent cards, food, texts, made phone calls to us and provided support during this time. He traveled his journey courageously with faith, and fought valiantly, making us ever so proud. He hoped that someday there would be more advancement toward the cure for is cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme. A special heartfelt thanks to Dr. Earl Anderson, Iola Living Assistance Staff, ThedaCare Hospice, Synergy HomeCare, Michel, Becky, Shayna, and Sarah for the wonderful care and love given to Dad, as well as the guidance to us so we could grant his wish to be at home with family.
Funeral Services will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Iola, Wisconsin, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 with Reverend Bob Hanson officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, March 17, 2017, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Voie Funeral Home and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Scandinavia, Wisconsin.
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