Lee F. Hollingsworth

  • Born: November 16, 1942
  • Died: June 3, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Long time Dixon businessman, Lee F. Hollingsworth, 76 died Monday June 3, 2019.

He was born on November 16, 1942 in Sterling. Lee grew up in Nelson, where he attended grade school later graduating from Rock Falls High School with the class of 1960. He served in the US Marines and upon discharge, went to work at the Chrysler Plant in Belvedere, IL and also attended Rock Valley College. In 1975, he purchased the auction business from his uncle in Dixon, thus becoming owner/operator of Auction City until his death. In his honor, the business will continue operations as usual, with the help of his family, his son Andy and co-workers Curt, Jim, Herman and Theresa.

He married Linda Robinson on October 9, 1982. Lee was an avid Chicago sports fan, fisherman, and card player. Lee loved his family, his profession, his customers, his dog Chevy, his time on the river, the annual 4th of July parties with fireworks and friends. Lee was a proud father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Linda; his sons: Dr. Anthony (Christina) Hollingsworth of RI, Matthew (Meghan) Hollingsworth of FL and Andrew Hollingsworth of Sterling; his mother Mary Hollingsworth of KS; his sisters: Laurie Olson of MD and Billie Jo Gess of KS; his grandchildren: Katie, Caroline and Claudia.
He was preceded in death by his father Bill Hollingsworth and his sister Glenda..

Visitation will take place on Saturday June 8, 2019 from 9-11 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. Military rites will follow at the funeral home.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was sorry to hear of Lee's passing. I enjoyed working for him ( Blacktopping ) and had a lot of fun with him at some of his auctions. He will be missed

Posted by Harold Vail - Dixon, IL - Friend   June 13, 2019

Just visited with Aunt Ruth a d learned about your loss. Am so sorry to hear the news. Hugs and prayers.

Posted by Linda Hinkelmann - Murfreesboro, TN - Friend   June 11, 2019

Linda and Family...
We send our condolences to all. Keeping you in our prayers in your time of need.

Posted by Karen & Jim Gallagher - Sebastian, FL - Friend   June 10, 2019

Our deepest condolences.

Posted by Frank & Lisa Pastrana - Countryside, IL - Friend   June 08, 2019

Linda and Family
We are sorry for your loss. Lee always had a smile and a welcome for us. I remember the Tues night auctions that Dave and I would work. We would walk in and ask Lee when are we quitting tonight,always hoping around 10,and thats what Lee would tell us but we knew better. !0 o'clock came and we were still picking off of table. After awhile there were only a couple of people left and he would say ,to them, if there is anything you want and we would look up at Archie who was clerking and kind of roll our eyes ,ask the boys to bring it up. Finally about 10:30 we were done. Then Sat sales would come. Be there about 6 and start moving furniture out and loading tables with dishes. We were putting verything where we thought it should go but Lee had other idea's on where it should be but that was ok he was the boss. We thought we were busy but he was busier rearranging. When the sale was all over cleanup was done to perfection and we all were tired. Thanks Lee and Linda for our wedding gift of our floor lamp which we still have. It brings up memories in our conversations and it lights up my suduko book at night. God Bless.


George and Sharon Bowser

Posted by George Bowser - MARION, IL - Friend   June 08, 2019

I met him very briefly, with your Mom,he was enjoying your wedding day...he was very happy. So sorry, Matt and Meghan...memories are precious, and ongoing...Cubbies 4eva!

Posted by JeanMarie Bassett - Norfolk, VA - Family   June 07, 2019

He was the best boss I ever had and also the best work crew I could have ever wanted to work with. It was a job that I looked forward to going to every single day. He was the greatest.

Posted by Jim Morris - Lampe, MO - Friend   June 06, 2019

Our condolences to the family. We send prayers & love. Lee will be remembered for his kindness & his smiling face!

Posted by James/Kay Stivers - Desmet, ID - Family   June 05, 2019

Lee was a very interesting person to sit down and converse with. We enjoyed sitting down and discussing all the problems in the world as far as our opinions. I had known Lee through our interactions at Auction City since the 1980s. One of the nicest guys I have had the privilege of being with was Lee Hollingsworth and certainly called him my friend. Rest in Peace as you definitely have earned it.tazws

Posted by Russ Fritts - Dixon, IL - Friend   June 05, 2019