Dick Van Hollebeke 1939-2021
Last updated 1/14/2021 at 2:05pm
Dick Van Hollebeke passed away quietly at home, surrounded by his wife, Monda, and his children, on Jan. 2, 2021. Born in Moline, Illinois, on Aug. 15, 1939, Dick moved to Seattle at the age of 3 with his parents, Suzanne and Maurice, and four brothers, Ralph, Robert, Ramon, and Ronald.
He attended O'Dea High School, class of 1957 and, after joining the Coast Guard (Reserves) in 1959, attended Gonzaga University.
Soon after marrying Monda (nee Sherick) in 1963, he and his brother Ray opened Van's Nursery at 145th and Aurora, and then Dick ran a landscaping company until he began a second c...