March 27, 1925 - August 9, 2015
Laura Jean Brownson Holler, 90, of Fallowfield Twp., wife of Ernst Henry Holler, was born in Ogden, Utah on March 27, 1925. Her parents were William White Brownson and Meda Beaver Brownson, both deceased. Laura was a resident of Charleroi and Fallowfield Township since 1945. As a child, Laura had a large extended family in Idaho and Utah. Laura’s father, William White Brownson, who died when she was 11, and later, her step-father, John C. Brownson, were railroad men. Growing up, Laura lived in various railroad depot towns along the Union Pacific lines in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. Siblings, all of whom are deceased, were William White Brownson, Jr. of Harrison, ID; Jack Brownson of Federal Way, WA; and Beatrice Jimmerson of Ogden, UT. Laura graduated from Bliss High School in Bliss, Idaho in 1942. In 1943, she took a job in Ogden at Hill Field, an Army air base where she drove delivery trucks to the prison barracks on the base. There she met her future husband, Ernst H. Holler, of Charleroi. The couple was married in Elko, Nevada on December 14, 1945. They moved to Charleroi after getting married and Ernie resumed his career in the Monessen plant of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel. Laura was a housewife who enjoyed bingo, various card clubs, traveling, movies, backyard bird watching, and was a wonderful mother to her four sons and later, to their families. She is survived by her Children Daryl B. Holler and wife Margaret Stablein Holler of Narvon, PA with sons Brian, James and Daniel; Dr. Edward W. Holler and wife Laurie Hodkins Holler, Seaford, VA with sons Jacob and Alexander; Kenneth M. Holler, Charleroi with daughter Tara and fiancée Ruth Long; and James S. Holler and wife Marla Fitzpatrick Holler of Sykesville, MD with daughters Ashley and Jordan. Laura leaves eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a grand daughter-in-law, Shana Holler. She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Henry Scott Holler. Friends will be received 6 to 9 P.M. Tuesday in the Ferguson Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 700 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon. www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com 724-929-5300 Family and friends will gather at the funeral home at 9:15 A.M. Wednesday and proceed to Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi for a 10 A.M. funeral mass with Rev. Gerald Mikonis as celebrant. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
Laura Jean Brownson Holler, 90, of Fallowfield Twp., wife of Ernst Henry Holler, was born in Ogden, Utah on March 27, 1925. Her parents were William White Brownson and Meda Beaver Brownson, both deceased. Laura was a resident of Charleroi... View Obituary & Service Information
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