Eugene H. Bolen - 94

6/10/1925 - 10/5/2019

Byron, IL

Eugene H. “Gene” Bolen, age 94, died Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Generations at Neighbor’s Nursing Home in Byron surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 10, 1925 in Stratford, WI the son of Ralph and Laura (Zopie) Bolen. He graduated from Marshfield, Wisconsin High School in 1943. He married Marian Kuper on Jan. 8, 1946 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.  Gene farmed all his life in the Forreston and Davis Junction areas.  He liked to fish, go on horse rides, and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.  He was predeceased by his parents, wife Marian, sister Shirley Coffman, and son-in-law Fred Wiederholtz.  He is survived by his 2 children; Sandy Wiederholtz of Leaf River, son Jim (Pam) Bolen of Davis Junction, sister Delores Myers of Hawaii, 5 grandchildren; Rory Wiederholtz, Kristine Dollmeyer, Ann Marie (Michael) Myrvold, Laslie (Michael) Showers, and Erik (Jenni) Wiederholtz, and 12 great grandchildren. 

Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant Street in Byron, IL  with the Pastor Tyler Spellious of the United Church of Byron officiating.  Visitation will be prior to the service at the funeral home from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  Burial will take place at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport, IL at 1:45 pm. A memorial fund is established in Gene’s name. 

Visitation:

Visitation for Gene will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant Street in Byron, IL 61010

Service:

Funeral service for Gene will be 11:00 am, Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant Street in Byron, IL 61010

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