Raymond Lawrence Hollister, Esq. of Fort Myers, formerly of Illinois passed away suddenly on January 13, 2022, at the age of 80. Ray was born in Mitchell, South Dakota to the late Ralph Hollister and Adelaide (nee Schwitzer) Nemmers and husband Gerald. He Graduated from Mitchell High School and went on to graduate from University of South Dakota, American College of Law. Ray spent his career as a Patent Attorney, achieving the status of Senior Patent Attorney, working for John Deere Corporate. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, spending time with his family and friends, but most of all being an amazing grandfather. His family will remember him as a man who was stern, but fair and always loving.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years Linda Adele (nee Arndt) Hollister, his loving children, Jen Panther and husband Ed, Jason Hollister, and Joseph Hollister; his greatest accomplishments, his grandchildren, Emma Panther, Jillian Panther, Jessica Hollister, and Carter Baetke; his dear siblings, Ralph Hollister and wife Karola, and David Hollister; his sisters-in-law Mary Ann Phillips preceded by her husband Neil, and Cindy Arndt preceded by her husband Brian, also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank special friends who supported and helped during this difficult time, Donna and Dick Mader, Diana and Gary Vore and Sherry Farrell.
Services will be held with due notice of place and time given.
Wendy Greenwood Rowand
Ray was one of the smartest, noblest, men we have known. He was a man of few words among friends (unusual for an attorney ).
We enjoyed all the time we spent with Linda and Ray at Kelly Greens and the wonderful golf trips we did together . No one throws better parties than Linda and Ray. Kelly Greens will never be the same without him and Linda.
We feel fortunate to have had him as a best friend and will miss him forever and never forget him .
RIP Ray-you deserve it
Dick and Donna