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“To my best friend, am going to miss you dearly but would not take anything for the memories we made over the past 50 years. Rest in peace. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: bill gephart - lima, OH - Friend

“Knew Jeff from school days, basketball at the Y and playing cards at the Eagles. Always fun to be around. You knew if he was there you was going to...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: John C. - Lima, OH

“Friends from grade school through high school and always had fun even into our 60s. Nothing put a smile on his face as much as getting multiple skins...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Paul Custer - Lima, OH - Friend

“God Bless you Jeff. An older brother we never had, a friend we could count on, and a great team mate in life. We had so many fun times. When we meet...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Rod and Pam Rumer - St. Augustine, FL

“I met Jeff at Meijer. He would be there every morning and we had talks about many things including our families. I will miss that and him. RIP my...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Glover - Lima, OH - Friend

“You will be missed. I use to see you all the time when I bartended at the Eagle's and you would be playing pool. You would make me laugh and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Dianna Warner - Lima, OH

“Prayers to Scott, Tracy & Jake and their families! Have many great memories of Jeff. May he now RIH.Dan & Amy Mohr ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Thoughts and prayers to you all! Jeff was a patient and became a great friend!! Our conversations about Elida/OSU football, cheering together at the...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Heather Sawyer - Lima, OH

“RIP dear friend and teammate. Get the Tribe a world series win this year. "True Story" ...Bourky ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin Bourk - Lima, OH

“Going to miss you my were definately a big part of my life the last 45+ years.. RIH my Jeffs' kids....please stay in...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Tom Caprella

“Tracy and Bill, I'm so very sorry for your family's loss. May you find comfort in knowing that he is with our Lord and Savior. God bless you all and...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Agozzino-Schoonover - Lima, OH

“I will so miss our long conversations we shared over the years of our families. Our deep secrets. You were one of a Kind!! My heart feels for your...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Pammie Flory - Lima, OH

“Sending hugs and all my love to Jeff's Family,,,R.I.P. my friend,,,will miss you ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Patty Leichty - Lima, OH - Friend

“Rest in Peace Jeff. Had some good times growing up. Condolences to your family. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Steven M. Prior - Sarasota, FL

“Thoughts and prayers to Jeff's family and his many many friends. Rest In Peace, Jeff. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Terrel Dahill - Lima, OH

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Jeffrey Lynn Hollstein, age 66 of Lima, died at 9:50 a.m., Monday, January 9, 2017 at his residence. He was born November 1, 1950 in Wauseon, Ohio to the late Ford and Mary Ellen Slemp Hollstein.

Mr. Hollstein was a retired conductor with the CSX Railroad. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #199 and the Eagles Lodge #370 both of Lima. His passion included golf and softball, which he was a very good player. He played on championship and national softball teams.

He is survived by 2 sons - Jeffrey Scott (Sulee) Hollstein of Lima; Jayson Lee (Brandy) Hollstein of Elida; a daughter - Tracy J. (Bill) McDonnell of Lima; 10 grandchildren - Natalee, Ashlee, Cody, Kylee, Scotty, Jaydon, Zoey, Olivia, Isabelle, and London; a great granddaughter - Carlee; his sibilings - Lois Brown of FL; Mike (Darlene) Hollstein of MI; Randy Hollstein of Las Vegas; Becky (Paul) Rose of Las Vegas; Julie (Richard) Wonderly of Bryan, OH; and Callie Larsen of FL.

He was preceded in death by a sister - Laurie Hollstein and a brother - Dennis Hollstein.

Per Jeffrey's wishes, he will be cremated and a private family celebration of his life will take place at a later date.