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Dennis L. ‘Dutch’ Holland

Dennis L. “Dutch” Holland, 63, of Fairland, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.

He was born July 24, 1950, in Indianapolis.

Dennis served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He previously was employed as a security guard and retired after 20 years as a computer specialist. One of Dennis’ greatest accomplishments was obtaining his associate’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

He greatly loved his family. He also loved baseball and bowling and was an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast. He accomplished his lifelong dream of riding to Sturgis, S.D., and Daytona, Fla.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father, James M. Holland; a brother, Michael T. Holland; and his stepfather, Paul E. Risk.

He leaves behind his wife, Peggy J. Holland; two sons, Brian (Amy) Holland and Jason (Andrea) Holland; grandchildren, Brandon, Lindsey, Shane, Devin, Gaven and Kaylyn; his mother, Mary Ann Risk; his stepmother, Janet L. Holland; three brothers, Lonnie (Pam) Holland, Gary (Alison) Holland and Glenn Holland; two sisters, Christine (Jim) Garrett and Susan (Steve) McFarland; three stepchildren; six stepgrandchildren; one great-stepgrandchild; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. A private funeral Mass will be celebrated immediately following at 11 a.m. Monday.

Dennis and Peggy would like to give a special thanks to the Simon Cancer Center/IU Hospital (Dr. Logan and Allie); and the IU Hospital Hospice team (Debbie, Kelly, Mark, Bethina and Chaplain Mike).

Memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, IU Simon Cancer Center or Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory.

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