Phyllis “Honey” Holland

IRON MOUNTAIN – Phyllis “Honey” Holland, 85, of Iron Mountain, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 28, 1928, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Morris and Helen (Gianunzio) Gorrell. Honey graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1946 and was a lifelong resident of the area. She married Marshall Holland on Aug. 21, 1948, in Iron Mountain, and he preceded her in death in 1998.

Honey was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was an excellent cook, known for her pies and the very best chocolate chip cookies in the world. She was also the family record keeper and took many pictures, always sure to label them with names and dates. Honey enjoyed gardening, traveling, watching movies, and most of all, spending time with family.

She is survived by four children, Cheryl Pietrantonio (Rob Langsford) of Iron Mountain, Rick (Susie) Holland of Iron Mountain, Jeff Holland of Seattle, and Dan Holland of Green Bay, Wis.; five grandchildren, Katey and Kipp Pietrantonio, Kristen (Doug) Kendrick, Steven Holland and Jessica (Adam) Luck; three great-grandchildren, Breonna Phillips, and Charlie and Alexandra Kendrick; a sister, Karen (Joe) Fortner; two brothers-in-law, Gerald Hallman and Don (Joyce) Holland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Phyllis was preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn Hallman.

Visitation will be held on Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Paul Mallory will officiate.

Burial will be in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in her memory.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Phyllis “Honey” Holland online at

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.