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Donald W. Bolen
Donald William Bolen, 88, W5596 Elmwood Rd., Menominee passed away peacefully at Aurora Hospital in Green Bay on Monday, May 27.
Born in Cedar River, Mi. on May 22, 1925 to the late William and Sarah (Hooper) Bolen, he worked at several jobs when he returned from the Navy before starting at Scott Paper and retiring after 28 years of service.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with family, friends and neighbors. He was very happy he was able to go on the honor flight last year. He will be fondly remembered for his infectious laugh over the silliest of things and his mispronunciations of many common words. On Oct. 27, 1951 he married Janice (Bottkol) Bolen and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include three sons, Pat (Jean) of Marinette, Mike (Sue) of Menominee and Joe of Titusville, Fla.; a daughter, Cheryl (Chris) Matthiesen of Suamico; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents and his wife, Janice, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark and son, Don, jr.; three sisters, Virginia, Eva and Irene and a brother, Bryce.
Family and friends may call at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Friday, May 31 from 1 p.m. until time of the Memorial Mass at 2 p.m. Fr. Michael Ocran will officiate and burial will follow in Birch Creek Cemetery with military honors. Anderson Kell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Menominee Animal Shelter or St. Vincent de Paul.
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