John “Jack” Boliger

JOHN F. “JACK” BOLLIGER, age 96, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa. John was born February 18, 1914 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to William and Agnes (Tamisiea) Bolliger. John attended Boomer Country School and then Beebee Town High School. On June 24, 1942, he married Esther Bertelson at St. Patrick’s Catholic rectory in Missouri Valley. This marriage lasted for sixty-six years and born to his union was one son, John Douglas. Esther passed away January 15, 2009. John was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Knights Of Columbus, Kiwanis Club and worked on the Harrison County Election Board. He also worked part-time as a rural mail carrier and was a part-time federal crop adjuster. He enjoyed playing cards, dancing, laughing and kidding people. John was preceded in death by his wife Esther, parents, sister Loretta Beck and great-granddaughter Livy Zamora. Survivors include his son: J. Douglas Bolliger of Hastings, Nebraska; sister: Marguerite (Rath) Prior of Missouri Valley, Iowa; brother: Duane Bolliger of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren Angela Zamora and husband Brad of Costa Mesa, California; Tyson Bolliger of Chicago, Illinois; great-grandson: Jack Zamora of Costa Mesa, California.. A Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday with family visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church following the committal service at the cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Longview Care Center and Hastings Catholic Schools Development. In Loving Memory John F. Bolliger Born February 18, 1914 Missouri Valley, Iowa Entered Into Rest March 11, 2010 Missouri Valley, Iowa Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Wednesday March 17, 2010 St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Missouri Valley, Iowa Celebrant Father Mike Berner Vocalist Lyle Waterhouse Music Selections “Holy God We Praise Thy Name” “Praise God Our Blessings Flow” “Be Not Afraid” “On Eagles Wings” Honorary Bearers Darrell Bertelsen Harold Bertelsen Mike Plews Kai Plews Greg Bolliger Gene McCurley Casket Bearers Gail Witt Gene Rath Duane Witt Roger Smith Ken Bolliger Jim Beck Final Resting Place Grange Cemetery – Honey Creek, Iowa

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