Thursday, January 21, 2021
10:00 AM EST
Livestreaming of the Hallacy service will begin at 10 am.
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
42 West 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Life Story / Obituary
Louis Hallacy II, former Mayor of Holland and long-time President of the Holland Area Chamber of Commerce, passed away on January 7, 2021. He had recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Lou was born in Grand Rapids, MI moving to Holland, MI in 1956 with his wife Madeline to raise their family. He soon became active in the Holland community, serving five years as a City Councilman and three terms as Mayor of Holland (1973-1979). He also served as President of both the Holland Area Chamber of Commerce and the Holland Economic Development Corporation. Throughout his adult life, he was passionate about growing the city of Holland and creating opportunities for long-term economic development and new business growth. His other passions were his family, golf, and watching Hope College and University of Michigan sports. He was recently recognized as a fifty-year member of Tulip Time.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Madeline. He is survived by his sister Margaret A. Kammert, his brother John C. Hallacy, his children: Don (Karen and children Chris, Andrew (Ali), Nikki and great-granddaughter Zoey); Lou (Lynn and children Matt (Quinn), Jeff (Marisol) and Louis III (Chip) (wife Lauren) and great-grandchildren Jake, Gabby, Amaya, Matthew, Ezra & Mikey); Mary Speet (children Danielle, Katie, Matt and great-grandson Aiden); John (Ellen and children Frederick, Grant and Madeline); Peggy Gorno (Steve and son Michael); and Joe (partner Rachel), along with many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is Lou’s loving friend and companion Anita Brooks.
The family is deeply thankful for the love and support of Hospice of Holland and Rachel Wray Miller.
Due to COVID restrictions, a private funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church https://m.facebook.com/stpeterdouglas/ for immediate family only followed by a Christian burial with military honors (Army Corporal November 27, 1951 – November 10, 1953). In consideration of his lifelong commitment to serving the Holland community and his positive impact on countless lives and organizations throughout West Michigan, we will be streaming the service live to allow remote participation for all who care to join us. We are also hoping to do a celebration of life when it is safe to gather again.
Arrangements are by the Dykstra Funeral Home-Mulder Chapel. Information about the streaming service and an opportunity to share memories of Lou will be available on the Dykstra website at www.dykstrafuneralhome.com. Condolences and memories can also be shared with the family by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the Hallacy Family at 8756 Sunburst Lane, Zeeland, MI 49464. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tulip Time either online at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/tuliptime or by check sent to 42 W. 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423.