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Obituary for Joel Martin Hollfelder

Joel Martin Hollfelder, 32, of Torrington, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. He was born April 18, 1987 in Hartford, son of Neil J. Hollfelder and Jane L. (Dlubac) Milas. He had lived in Arizona and Colorado prior to moving to Torrington. He attended Pima Community college, was a farmer at Chanticleer Acres and a server at the Simsbury Inn. Joel was creating a farm of his own called Kent Market Garden which specialized in vegetables and herbs. Joel was certified in reiki, and electrical engineering. He received recognition in Food and Wine Magazine for one of his beautiful gardens. He enjoyed being outdoors, biking, hiking, boating, yoga, farming, quading, canoing, and snowboarding, listening to music, loved cooking and eating good healthy food, working on his truck, and spending time with his friends and family. His fun, happy, easy-going personality gave him the nickname “Jolly-Joel”. 

Besides his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Janeil Stehr and her husband Justin, Jocelyn Aust and her husband Jonathan, and Jamie Milas; his grandmother, Elsie Dlubac; his grandfather, Richard Hollfelder; niece, Mia Aust, his best friend Mike Kulick and his dog, Ivan, and cat Charlie. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Egline Hollfelder; grandfather, Paul Dlubac; and uncles, Gary Hollfelder, and Jimmy Dlubac.

Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike, Canton on Monday, August 19th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a local animal shelter or farm at Please visit Joel’s “Book of Memories” at for online condolences.