Marion L. Boldan

Marion L. Boldan

December 13, 1938 – August 4, 2021

Preceded in death by husband, Terry D. Boldan.  Survived by children: Julie Boldan (Mike Prescher), Joe Boldan, Terry “T.D.” Boldan, Jr., Rea Boldan (Ted Kountze); seven grandchildren: Marlene Kountze, Jonathan Boldan, Whitney Hilgartner, Tucker Prescher, Breezy Boldan, Genevieve Prescher, Eli Boldan; two great-granddaughters, Ricki Jo and Tobi Lea Hilgartner.

Family will receive friends Sunday, August 8th from 2pm to 4pm at West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 4pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, August 9th at 1pm at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge Street.  Interment: Fairview Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to and click on the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.



Marion L. Boldan was born on December 13, 1938, and died on August 4, 2021, at the age of 82.  A loving and kind person, she was known to all for her gentle, selfless nature.  Marion was born in Blakely, Pennsylvania, to Robert and Genevieve McKeon.  She was their second of five children: Patsy, Louise, Bobby, and Tommy.  Marion graduated from Blakely High School in 1956 and met her future husband, Terry Boldan of Springfield, Nebraska, in 1958 or 1959 when he was in the army stationed at Fort Tobyhanna in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.  The couple were married on December 31, 1960, in St. Patrick’s church in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, then moved to Omaha, Nebraska.

Marion and Terry had four children: Julie, Joe, Terry Jr. (T.D.), and Jean Marie (Rea).  Marion stayed at home to raise them and was also a favorite of many of the children in the neighborhood.  In the summers, the Boldans made the long car trip back to Pennsylvania to visit family and friends.  Marion became a grandmother in 1991 and would eventually have seven grandchildren: Marlene, Jonathan, Whitney, Tucker, Briana (Breezy), Genevieve, and Elijah (Eli). She also had two great granddaughters: Ricki Jo and Tobi Lea. They were each the apple of her eye, and they were equally smitten with her. Just as she had with her own children, Marion made bad days good and good days better. Each is certain that they are her favorite.

Marion was an active parish member of St. Cecilia Cathedral and later of St. Margaret Mary.  An avid bowler, she participated in leagues in Omaha and played in city and state bowling tournaments for many years.  She was a friend to many and traveled extensively with a group of close friends from bowling and elsewhere.

Whether she was called Marion, Mom, Grandma, or GG, all who had the pleasure of interacting with Marion Boldan would agree that she was simply the best person they knew. She will be deeply missed.




  • Mary Car Posted August 5, 2021 7:04 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Mrs. B. going way back to Dundee School days, and all the rides in her red station wagon with wood paneling. Mrs B was so great with children because of her cheery smile & she genuinely was interested in listening to them. Growing up, from childhood to adult, she always made friends of her children feel welcome. She was a beautiful lady & person. Peace & love, Mary Car

  • Marcella & Al Remund & Lois O’Grady Posted August 6, 2021 7:38 am

    Thinking of you all, Julie, and sending our love to you and your family. Marion was such a gracious and nurturing person, a light in the world.

  • Paul and Michal Markwith Posted August 7, 2021 8:33 am

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a kind and genuine person. When we were children, she was one of the few adults who would interact with us. I always remember her smiling.

  • Karen Dehner Posted August 8, 2021 11:43 am

    To Marion’s family: Marion and I were friends for over 30 years, we both worked at Clarkson hospital and went to coffee everyday .We also played bunco for many years. I am sorry to miss her visitation but I have been in and out of the hospital many times since February and I am physically unable to attend. My thoughts and prayers are with Marion and her family. Karen J. Dehner .

  • Thomas & Karen Dehner Posted August 8, 2021 11:53 am

    To Marion’s family:: Marion and I were friends for over thirty years. We both worked at Clarkson Hospital and went to coffee everyday. We also played bunco with a group of mutual friends. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the visitation for Marion because I have been in and out of the hospital since February. I am so sorry for the loss of a dear friend. My condolences to Marion’s family she is in my thoughts and prayers. Karen J. Dehner

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