Eugene H. “Gene” Bolen


BYRON – Eugene H. “Gene” Bolen, age 94, died Saturday, Oct. 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, Wis., the son of Ralph and Laura (Zopie) Bolen.

He graduated from Marshfield, Wis., High School in 1943. He married Marian Kuper on Jan. 8, 1946 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. 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 was at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oc. 10, 2019 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant Street in Byron, with the Pastor Tyler Spellious of the United Church of Byron officiating. Visitation was prior to the service at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m.  Burial took place at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport at 1:45 p.m.

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