1945 - 2017
Dr. Michael Charles “Mike” Hollen, 71, of Waterloo, died Friday, March 24, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.
He was born on June 3, 1945, in Waverly, son of James and Lucille Thompson Hollen. He married Joni Andersen in Iowa City on May 3, 1969.
Mike graduated from Winterset High School in 1963 and then attended Iowa State University and the University of Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1969. He received his orthodontics training at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and graduated in 1976.
Mike practiced as an orthodontist in Waterloo, starting in 1976 from his office location on Kimball Avenue, and expanded to a West Union location in the late 1980s. He and his wife founded CU and the Cellar in downtown Waterloo, and also Hollen Wines. He served as a lieutenant in U.S. Navy as a dentist in Okinawa, Japan, from 1970 to 1973.
Survived by: his wife; a daughter, Michelle (C.A.) Clark of Waterloo; a son, Michael (Mara) Hollen of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Erin and Rachel Hollen, and Cutter and Loxley Clark; a brother, Eric (Susan) Hollen of Winterset; and two sisters: Jeanne (Doug) Rafdal of Des Moines and Maxine Hudson of Morganton, Ga.
Preceded in death by: his parents.
Celebration of life: from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Bryan’s on 4th in the Limestone Lounge (formerly The Cellar), 320 E Fourth St.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Waterloo Center for the Arts or the Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Through the years he provided service to thousands of patients throughout the Cedar Valley and surrounding areas. Through the years, Dr. Hollen has been a part of many community service and development organizations.