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HARTLAND – Donald Hollister, 85, died June 30, 2005 at a Hartland health care facility. He was born October 2, 1919 at St. Albans, a son of Frank and Alice (McKenney) Hollister, Sr. He attended Detroit, Michigan schools and graduated from Hartland Academy. He was employed by H. C. Baxter Canning Company, was a foreman at Hartland Tanning Company, and served as Hartland Postmaster for 20 years.

He served as a selectman, treasurer and trustee of the Hartland School District, and also as special officer for Hartland. He also served as a Somerset County Deputy Sheriff for 20 years, and was the recipient of Hartland’s Outstanding Citizen Award for 1983. He was an honorary member of the Hartland Fire Department. He was a member of Grace Linn United Methodist Church.

Don enjoyed sports, especially hunting, fishing and spending time at his camp in North Hartland, known as the “South Forty”. In his early years, he managed and played for the Hartland Tanners baseball and basketball teams. He was a former member of the Hartland Grange, Hartland IOOF, and the Hartland-St. Albans Lions Club.

He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor on January 2, 1995, and by his daughter, Jane Russell on August 14, 1996. He is survived by a son, Peter of Rancho, Mirage, California; 4 grandchildren, Loren, Mark, Christopher, and Melissa; and a number of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Tuesday, July 5th, at the Grace Linn United Methodist Church, Hartland, with the Rev. Earl Thaler officiating. Friends may call at the church from 1 P.M. until the time of services. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grace Linn United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Mr. Harlow Powers, Treasurer, P.O. Box 663, Hartland, ME 04943. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Newport.

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